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Generally, Kalari means Training centre or school at where physical training for warfare is being taught. It also has got different version. Tamil literature would go to say that the word Kalari derives from Tamil language. Another version is that this word has derived from the sanskrit term ‘khaloorika’. As this a matter of advanced reserch much more description on this matter is not required here.

The uniqueness of Kalari Architecture is well evident from the specialities of it’s structural beauty. The Kalari is normally built East-West in direction, closed on all sides excepet an entrance at the Eastern side. There are many types of Kalaries, Kurum Kalari, Ankakalari etc. 42’ length and 21’ width 16’height are the measurements usually accepted for the construction of KALARI.