Friday, 18 September 2015

Kalaripayattu

Why in news?
  • To promote and give due acknowledgement and importance to sports having regional spread,Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has recognised the Indian Kalarippayattu Federation as Regional Sports Federation.
What is it?

  • Kalaripayattu is a martial art which originated as a style in Kerala during 3rd century BC to the 2nd century AD. 
  • The word kalari first appears in Sangam literature to describe both a battlefield and combat arena.
  • kalaripayattuOne of the oldest fighting system in existence.
  • Kerala and TN

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