Located in Mudavanmukal in Thiruvananthapuram District
, Maruthi Kalari is a center for
Chikitsa, art and culture. Established in 1957, it specializes in Kalaripayattu
treatment and training. Annual and short term courses in Kalaripayattu, Kathakali
Carnatic Classical Music
and yoga are offered. Instruments such as Chenda
, Maddalam, Mridangam
are trained here. The center arranges cultural workshops to promote Indian art.