CRA’P presentations – talks 2018

The Centre KALARIGRAM of Auroville, India, visits for first time Europe, and we have the pleasure to host it at CRA’P by organising a week of activities based on Kalaripayattu, a millenary tradition of knowledge and practices about martial arts, health and spirituality.

16 June we will venture into this ancestral tradition and its legacy guided by Lakshman Gurukkal, one of the most renowned masters today and his young talented attendant Akshay T S.



16 June
11h – 18h at CRA’P (Mollet del Vallès)

This working day is about an encounter and dialogue with Lakshman Gurukkal in order to introduce us into the wide knowledge of this ancestral and holistic tradition of South India. We will talk about Kalaripayattu, Ayurveda, Tantra, and the ancient Sanskrit treatise of the performing arts Natyashastra. Demonstrations will be performed of Kalaripayattu by Akshay T S, as well as Sri Vidya Tantra rituals.

The Kalaripayattu has lent extensively to Ayurveda, as much as it has borrowed from it. Also, the Kalaripayattu is related to certain traditional art forms like the Kathakali and Theyyam from South India. Also, the Kalaripayattu’s spiritual background is Tantra, the celebration of the union of Shiva and Shakti, thus the union of the male and female energies in one’s consciousness, in one’s being.

This working day is open to all interested, and it offers us a time and space to talk about all these issues that in the Kalaripayattu are interwoven: health, art and spirituality.

With Lakshman Gurukkal and Akshay T S







Fee: 50€ meal included (40€ collaborators of Cra’p) / 30€ half day ( 25€ collaborators of Cra’p)

Registration: / +34 666 763 504

Lakshman Gurukkal is one of the few rare and revered Gurus of Kalaripayattu, Ayurveda and Tantra. Following the tradition of family lineage, he had started learning Kalaripayattu at the tender age of 5 under the tutelage of his father Guru Veerasree Sami Gurukkal. In this growing years, he also learnt from his father the art and science of Ayurveda. He has been awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, with the title of Senior Fellowship (in Kalaripayattu and Natyashastra). He has a post graduate degree in Advaita Vedanta from Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, a Deemed University under the Ministry of Human Resource Development in New Delhi. He worked as a Lecturer in Martial Art at the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, Kerala. He is the director of Hindustan Kalari Sangam, the family centre in Calicut, Kerala. In 2010, he founded Kalarigram in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, an international Kalari treatment and research centre to empower future generations with a foundation of focus and clarity into ancient wisdom and its tools, to build a response-able human being.

Akshay T S trains and learns Kalaripayattu and Ayurveda with Lakshman Gurukkal, Shatrughnan Gurukkal and Radhika Gurukkal at the Hindustan Kalari Sangam centre, Calicut, Kerala, and is a high-level practitioner who has participated in numerous presentations, demonstrations and contests in India.

The KALARIGRAM centre is based in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India. It is structured as a holistic Kalari gurukulam, and was founded by Lakshman Gurukkal in 2010. It trains artists from all over the world. Kalarigram’s visit aims at imparting traditional Indian wisdom of body-mind training, performing arts and spiritual practice.

You can become a partner of CRA’P from 5 € a month and enjoy discounts on all activities.
Photos: Alba Montañez


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