Buddha kalari,an Academy of Kalaripayattu and Centre for Kalari Marma Ayurvedic therapy has the distinction of keeping alive the great legacy of Martial arts and Kalari Marma treatment handed down for generations since 1924..
During the last eight decades, it has pioneered in Kalari Marma chikilsa, based on Ayurveda and has guided the evolution of the tradition of Kalari Marma Treatment. The centre had spearheaded the promotion and propagation of the tradition of marma massage and marma treatments by organizing many International and National level workshops on Marma Therapy. The present Marma Master Dr. C.S. Suchith represents the third generation of Kadakkal Vilakom family that has preserved the ethos of Kalari Marma Treatment and Kalaripayattu in its true spirit and value. Dr. C.S. Suchith is an expert in marma and has written a book on the science of marma Marma Sastram. His Highness Sri Uthradam Thirunal Marthanda Varma, the most revered member of the Travancore Royal family has praised the efforts done by Dr. C.S. Suchith and Buddha Kalari in the field of Marma Treatment in the preface to the book.
What really makes Buddha Kalari different is the emphasis on tradition. The things, that are experienced here cannot be learned from books, by seeing photos or by watching videos. The oils used for the treatment at our Kalari Ashram are organic and hand-made on site under the direct supervision of the master. The medicines we use in the treatments are made according to the recipes which are thousands of years old. These are contained in ancient palm leaf documents, passed down to Dr. C.S. Suchith from his ancestors and teachers. We see that it is our duty to preserve the traditions of the past for the benefit of future generations.
Buddha Kalari is truly a unique place. It is the only place that you will find a martial art, Ayurvedic healing and a spiritual tradition that are part of one cohesive system. Our Ashram is an ideal centre for those seeking retreat, healing and a place to find inner peace.
Marma Sastra is the most ancient science of healing that originated in India around 5000 years ago, was passed down through the generations and then written down in the Vedas by sages and yogis of ancient India. Marmas are the 108 pressure points within the body usually close to the surface of the skin, where important nerve form junctures with muscles fibers, veins, bones and joints. Marmas are the vital points of the body. Prana (life energy) flows through the body channeled through the marmas. A marma point is a juncture on the body where two or more types of tissues meet-such as muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or joints and where the prana is present. Any disturbance or trauma to these marma points manifests as severe pain, deformity or even death. Marma Therapy means with the spiritual thoughts, blessings from the God and Masters and with mental power, the Gurukkal treats and heals injuries by manipulating these vital points in the humanbody. Marma chikilsa employs many medicinal oils and herbal preparations to treat a wide range of diseases through manipulation and massage techniques so sophisticated, that they are unmatched even in this modern age. In Buddha Kalari, people from East and West find relief from many diseases such as back pain, neck pain, joint pain, disc prolepses etc through Kalari Marma Treatment, where modern treatments like Allopathy, Homeopathy etc could not succeed. Apart form this, we are successfully doing relaxation massage and rejuvenation massage therapy.
At Buddha Kalari, the rich spiritual heritage passed down from the Guru to the disciple for the last eight decades is being kept alive by Dr. C.S. Suchith, the present Kalari Master and Marma expert.
We believe that the key to health lies in the synchronisation of body, mind and soul. Once the body is healed and the mind is relaxed, the two can be brought together in harmony through the practice of meditation. The richness of the spiritual heritage, the quality of the marma treatments and the calibre of the martial arts practiced are all tastefully reflected in our beautiful structures and herbal gardens.