Kalariyil Dharmikam Ashram is a Center for Healing, Learning and Spirituality. Established in 2003, we are located in Parasuvaikal, Parassala village, in Trivandrum District in Southern Kerala. We welcome anyone who wishes to immerse themselves in the traditional South Indian Healing Arts of Kalari Chikilsa and/or the ancient South Indian Martial Art of Kalaripayattu. These practices and Spiritual lineage have been preserved and passed down by our Guru and Founder, Shri Dharamananda Swaroopa Satguru Hanuman Das; also known as Master Balachandran Nair (31 January 1949 – 20 March 2022). We are situated in the serene, lush setting of an Ashram, providing an optimal environment in which to heal one’s body, mind, and spirit. It is the combination of the spirituality, martial arts, and the healing services, which makes our Ashram unique. It allows us to offer an authentic holistic healing experience which embodies Keralite traditions. As such, we purposely distinguish ourselves from a hotel, resort, or a clinic. We ask our guests to embrace the time-honored traditions and guidelines of our Ashram to ensure that each guest receives the intended benefits of his or her time spent here.
Each service is outlined in detail on this site, and are all supportive of one another. Therefore, whether you are looking to pursue the healing treatments, martial arts training, spiritual studies, or just simply wish to enjoy the serenity and beauty this sanctuary has to offer, we welcome everyone to come experience the authenticity and traditions of South India.