Heritage

Madhava Matam CVN Kalari was started by Shri. Ramachandran Nair in the year of 1974. Later he opened branches of this institution at many places inside and outside Kerala during different time period. Capital center of Madhava Matam is continuing in Pappanamcode as a hub of traditional Ayurvedic treatments and as an authority of northern style of Kalaripayattu, which is located 5 kilometers away from Trivandrum Central.

Work for establishing Kalaripayattu and traditional medicinal practice were done simultaneously by Ramachandran Gurukkal, which made Madhava Matam an authentic place of approach and referral center for martial art lovers and patients. Various Kalari centers opened under the supervision of Gurukkal inside and outside Kerala given a good public figure to Madhava Matam. The capital center at Pappanamcode, near Thiruvananthapuram is working now under the supervision of Dr.Gowthaman Gurukkal (son of Late. Ramachandran Gurukkal). Madhava Matam CVN kalari added up with training on Therapeutic Yoga for patients and Collective modules of Kalaripayattu - Yoga training for ladies under the supervision of Dr.Priyanka.

- Recognized Member of Kalaripayattu Association, Kerala Sports Council, since 1974.
- Empanelled in Indian Council Of Cultural Relations (ICCR).
- Recognized by Sangeet Natak Academi, Delhi for Kalaripayattu training for theatre students. (Angika-abhinaya)
- Kalaripayattu training for Sopanam, Institute of Performing Arts and Research Centre.
- Kalaripayattu training for Abhinaya, Theatre Institute.
- Conducting Performances under Tourism Department inside and outside Krala.
- Invited workshops and short term training for theatre groups regarding use of Body kinetics in Kalaripayattu
- Invited seminars for Indian Systems of Medicine, Kerala on topics like Kalaripayattu – Yoga relation, Kalari-Marma chikitsa.
- Part of documentation program conducted by Indian Systems of Medicine department, Kerala under Traditional Knowledge Innovation Kerala. (TKIK)
- Part of documentation program conducted by Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) about traditional practices in Marma Chikitsa.
- Member of Kalaripayattu Association, Kerala Sports Council since 1974.
- Performance at France in 1998 and 1999
- Performance in Srilanka, ICCR IN 2013
- Performance in Delhi Cultural Festival, 2017
- Regular Performances under Tourism Department of Kerala, in festival Occasions.
- Late. Shri. Ramachandran Gurukkal was an approved Vaidya(Doctor), under AKPVF (Traditional Vaidya System, Kerala) and ATSS (Siddha System, Tamil Nadu)
- Dr. Gowthaman: Ayurveda Doctor with Specialization (MD) in Rasa Chikitsa.
Specialized in Marma Chikitsa.

- Dr. Priyanka: Ayurveda Doctor with Specialization (MD) in Yoga.
Specialized in Marma Chikitsa.

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