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Weapon in Puranas

  A mighty Gada on Gurukkal's Hand  Astral Armory Author Gurukkal Dr. S Mahesh           I ts surprising that Every God we worship , gods in mythologies ,around the globe keeps a weapon or multiple weapons , it shows that they were experts to use that weapons , its evident that they were expert martial artists             As we know Lord Paramasiva's Trident, Pinakam or Vijay ,Lord Mahavishnu's Sudarshana Chakra , Lord Sreeram's bow Kodanda , Hanuman with a Mighty Gada and Arjuna's bow Gandeeva . Goddess Bhadrakali holds the Mahakhadgam ( Great Sword ), and Parasurama holds an Axe . The epics Ramayana and Mahabharata revolve around battles and defence, portraying different weapons and their handling. The virtues and expertise in warfare are elevated to a divine status in these narratives           This shows that the Legends and puranas trace their origin to the foundation of martial arts. Deities in these legends showcase their proficiency in handling we


  Yogalinga Mahasivarathri Author Gurukkal Dr. S Mahesh           S hivaratri, the auspicious night dedicated to Lord Shiva, holds profound spiritual significance in our culture. It symbolizes the convergence of divine energy and human consciousness, offering devotees an opportunity for deep , purification, and spiritual awakening. In the practice of Kalari, an ancient Indian martial art, Shivaratri holds special significance as a day to initiate or recommence one's journey on the path of mastery.Just as Lord Shiva is revered as the guru of kalaripayattu and sivasampradayam and the embodiment of strength, discipline.  the practitioners of Kalari seek to embody these qualities through rigorous training and self-discipline. At Agasthyam, we are honored to announce our upcoming Yogalinga event, coinciding with the revered occasion of Shivaratri. This auspicious night holds profound significance as we gather to celebrate the glory of spirituality through a blend of cultural activities

Pancha Koshas

    Gurukkal   Elevating the Self: Enhancing Pancha Koshas through Kalari Mastery Author Gurukkal Dr. S Mahesh           T he Pancha Koshas, or five sheaths, are fundamental concepts in spirituality  that describe the layers or dimensions of the human being. Each sheath represents a different aspect of existence, ranging from the physical to the spiritual, and understanding them is crucial for holistic well-being and self-realization.            Rooted in this philosophy, the practice of Kalari Sadhana, within the realm of Kalaripayattu, serves as a transformative journey that addresses and enhances each of these sheaths.    Gurukkal Annamaya Kosha (Physical Sheath):           The journey begins with the Annamaya Kosha, the physical sheath, where practitioners cultivate strength and agility through rigorous kalari training. As you know The Annamaya Kosha is the outermost layer and is associated with the physical body.It is made up of the food we eat, hence it