GS Lekha, P Sathiyarajeswaran, A Kanagarajan, Neethu Kannan B, A Anzari
Sage Agasthya was the founder of Tamil Sangham that encompass three Kingdom - Chera, Chola and Pandya in which the Chera Kingdom denoted Keralaputra comprising the districts of Malabar, Cochin and Northern Travancore that was well recognized in epics and manuscripts. The major contribution of Agasthiyar to south zone is the martial art Kalari which lays more emphasis on unarmed combat and Varmam techniques; that includes Varma therapy, Kalari healing procedures and Silambam. This manuscript recalls the literary evidences and landmarks of Sage Agasthiyar’s eternity in Kerala. This article enlightens the devotion to the Sage Agasthiyar in Kerala by through idols and temples. Moreover this manuscript exemplifies the most advanced tribal practice in Agasthiya hills which are Centuries old Traditional knowledge of Saints – disciple of Agasthiyar promulgated in Kerala.
GS Lekha, P Sathiyarajeswaran, A Kanagarajan, Neethu Kannan B, A Anzari. Contribution of Agasthiyar to Kerala. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 5, Issue 10, 2018, Pages 150-154