Parijamuttu kali is an ancient Kerala Christian religious art form. Parijamuttu kali is also known as parija kali. This Christian art form of Kerala is mainly performed by Syrian Christians in Kerala.
Parijamuttu kali is a mail version of Margam Kali which is performed by Syrian Christians in Kerala.
Parija Kali is very much related with Kerala martial art Kalaripayattu. Parija is a weapon used in kalaripayattu for self defence.This art form originated in kerala in ancient days when kalari payattu become popular in Kerala.
Parijamuttu kali is performed by using Parija (shield) and sword. So that this Kerala Christian art form got the name Parija Kali or Parijamuttu kali.
The Sword and shield used for parija kali is maid by soft wood. Parijamuttu kali belongs to slow and steadily culminating physical movements.
Old days in Christian religious functions Parija Kali was performed. But now days it was getting disappeared. But now also in Christian religious functions and in school collage art festivals Parijamuttu Kali is performed.
If we go to the heart of kerala village and culture we can enjoy this art form. Parjamuttu Kali is also known as Parija Kali. This art form is an asset of Kerala cultural tourism.
Tourists who visit Kerala to enjoy tradition of Kerala and Kerala Tourism can see Parija Kali. This will help tourists to understand heritage and culture of Kerala.