Take a large measure of natural splendors, stir in some history, add a dash of old-world charm, garnish with the fragrance of coffee and served up with warm smiles. That's Coorg or Kodagu, as the people of this little district in Karnataka call their land.

Mappila Magic–the Arab influence 

Oppana – A dance for the bride 

Kalaripayettu - mother of all martial arts 

Theyyam – Worshiping Heroes and Ancestral Spirits 



Kalaripayettu - mother of all martial arts

This form of armed or hand to hand combat is known as the mother of all martial arts. It is an intricate blend of physical agility, discipline of mind and spirit. At one time a graduate student of Kalaripattyu could render an enemy motionless through the mere pointing of an index finger. Believed to have been introduced by Lord Parasurama who is said to have retrieved Kerala from the sea.


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