Location: Nearby prominent places includes: Guruvayoor Temple (an ancient pilgrim centre, half an hour drive from Poomully Mana), Punnathur Kotta (the elephant sanctuary of Guruvayoor Temple with more than 50 elephants, half an hour drive from Poomully Mana) and Kerala Kalamandalam (the first and the largest training institute for the musical and dance forms of Kerala).
Nearest Railway Station: Pattambi
Nearest Airport: Cochin
About the Centre:
Poomully Aramthampuran Smaraka Trust (PAST) After the demise of Poomully Aram Thampuran(our grand master) a trust was formed by the followers and relatives of Sri.Aramthampuran under the chairmanship of Poomully Narayanan Namboothirippad, in the name POOMULLY ARAMTHAMPURAN SMARAKA TRUST (PAST), with the objective of promoting Ayurveda, Kalari and related art forms. The Kalarippayattu & treatment training centre which was established by Aramthampuran is functioning at mana, under the trust, in the name Poomully Aramthampurans Kalarisangham. This Kalarippayattu training centre is affiliated to Kerala Kalarippayattu Association(Sports council, Govt. of Kerala) as P.A.S.T Kalarisangham. An ayurveda centre is operating at mana in the name Poomully Aramthampurans Ayurvedamana.
To keep alive the Glorious tradition of Poomully Aramthampuran. To educate & propagate traditional kalarippayattu and allied treatment methods all over the world. To provide comprehensive, professional & quality education for those who are interested in the field of ayurveda/kalari therapies & treatment. To become a gateway for the therapists/students for starting a professional career in ayurveda/kalari treatments and therapies. To offer courses which give sufficient theoretical knowledge as well as practical know-how for those who are serious in studying Kalarippayattu as well as Kalari/Ayurveda treatments. To preserve the Poomully method of practicing kalarippayattu and treatments therapies. Management Committee:
Professional training in Kalarippayattu (Martial Arts) Ayurveda/Kalari massage & therapy Effective training programs for Kalari/Ayurveda/Panchakarma treatment therapists
1) Regular Courses
For becoming an Abhyasi(master) of Kalarippayattu one must undergo various stages of practice. As per the ancient system of Kalarippayattu one have to practice eighteen adavus(18 series of practices). It will take at least Six years of regular training under a master, for completing these eighteen series of practices.
In Poomully Aramthampurans Kalarisangham the regular courses are designed in such a way that, anyone who is ready to take efforts and willing to sacrifice for this martial art can reach its highs by completing the prescribed stages of practices.
Stages under the Six years regular training program:
1st Year: Mey Swadheenam Method: Basic flexibility exercises Aim: To bring flexibility & physical control No. of Adavus involved: Nil Term: 6 months
2nd Year: Mey Payattu Method: Series of body exercises Aim: To enhance bodily movements and postures No. of Adavus involved: 4 Adavus Term: 6 months
3rd Year: Mey Payattu Method:Series of body exercises Aim: To enhance strength and stamina No. of Adavus involved: 4 Adavus Term: 6 months
4th Year: Kol Payattu Method: Practice using 2 types of wooden sticks Aim: To bring coordination No. of Adavus involved: 4 Adavus Term: 6 months
5th Year: Ottakkol Payattu Method: Practice using specially designed wooden weapon Aim: Application of weapons to vital points No. of Adavus involved: 3 Adavus Term: 6 months
No. of Adavus involved: 6th Year: Anga Payattu Method: Practice using Metal weapons Aim: For increasing mental strength and confidence No. of Adavus involved: 3 Adavus Term: 6 months
2) Short Term Courses
Kalari practice stimulates all internal organs and improves the circulatory and respiratory functions. Digestive system will be made strong and has got psycho-physiological effect.
The postures in Kalari are called Vadivu, and they are developed from the postures of animals, birds, and other living beings- like Aswa Vadivu (horse), Gaja Vadivu (elephant), Simha Vadivu (lion), Sarpa Vadivu (snake), Varaha Vadivu (boar), Kukkuta Vadivu (cock), Marjara Vadivu (cat) etc. Each posture has got the power of that particular being in its application. The strongest one is the Aswa Vadivu - the horse. Yoga has the similar kind of postures called Asana.
If your time & purpose of visit is limited to the extent that; you want to maintain body fitness, get a general awareness about Kalarippayattu training, postures, techniques of practice using wooden weapons and Kalari treatments; you can opt a short term course best suitable for you.
Name of Course: Mey Vazhakkam Method of Practice: Basic flexibility exercises Aim: To maintain body fitness flexibility & resistance power. For general awareness about Kalarippayattu training Term: Up to 60 days
Name of Course: Kol Swadheenam Method of Practice: Basic bodily exercises & general application of wooden weapons Aim: To maintain body fitness & flexibility. For general awareness about Kalarippayattu and practice using wooden weapons Term: Up to 60 days
Name of Course: Vadivu Swadheenam Method of Practice: Basic bodily exercises & practice of postures in Kalarippayattu Aim: To maintain body fitness & flexibility. For general awareness about Kalarippayattu and postures Term: Up to 60 days
Name of Course: Chikitsa vidhi Method of Practice: Basic bodily exercises & Kalari treatments Aim: To maintain body fitness & flexibility. For general awareness about Kalarippayattu and method of treatments Term: Up to 60 days
Accomodation facilities: The speciality of Mana campus includes: Private gardens, Unpolluted environment, Training place for Kalarippayattu, Ancient temple, Herbal plants & traditional Kavus in its pristine form, Library for ancient manuscripts, Exhibition place for kathakali costumes and traditional bathing facilities.
Price Details: Depending upon each training course
Source of Food: From own garden
Is vaastu applied?: Yes
Is there any pollution in the vicinity?: No
Noise in the vicinity?: No
Are there cell phone towers?: No
Any other noise/pollution?: No
How is the Vaastu of the land and building?
KALARI (Place of practice), the training of Kalarippayattu will be in a scientifically designed hall known as Kalari. Generally there are two types of Kalari:
Nila-Kalari Kalari constructed on the surface level. Kuzhi-Kalari Kalari constructed below the surface level.
While constructing a Kalari one have to opt the type of Kalari to be constructed. This will be decided only after considering the temperature variations, pressure variations and the humidity level of that place. Our Kalari is a typical Nila-Kalari designed by Poomully Aramthampuran after considering all the aspects of practice.