International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2018, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part E
Mallayudhdha: The traditional Indian martial art
AUTHOR(S): Krishnappa MK and Dr. PC Krishnaswamy
The mallayuddha is the oldest sport, which may be literally translated as “wrestling combat.” The term mallayuddha is used very infrequently and is regarded by most wrestlers as an archaic designation. On account of its classical derivation, it is used primarily by people educated in Sanskrit. The root word malla, translated simply as “wrestler,” is used in conjunction with two other common terms. Mallakala is translated as the “art of wrestling,” and mallavidya as the “knowledge of wrestling.” Both terms, which are used somewhat more frequently than mallayuddha, indicate that wrestling is regarded as a complex system of meaning.
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Krishnappa MK and Dr. PC Krishnaswamy. Mallayudhdha: The traditional Indian martial art. International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences. 2018; 3(2): 303-304.