Art & Culture
Art & Culture 1144 Videos
Urumi fight in Kalaripayattu

Kalaripayattu or Kalarippayattu is the traditional martial art form of Kerala which is still popular in the state. The fighters in Kalari used various weapon as shield and Urumi or the flexible sword is one such. Featured in this video is an Urumi fight in Kalaripayattu.

Urumi or chuttuvaal is a kind of sword with thin long blade that has spring like action. It can be worn round the waist and used when ever necessary. Urumi fight can be conducted either independently or with a paricha (shield).