Consider the following statements about Kalaripayattu:

  1. It is an ancient martial art most widely practised in parts of South India
  2. The weapons generally used in it are sword, shield & spear

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements
Kalaripayattu is an Indian martial art from Kerala. It is one of the most ancient fighting systems that are even practiced today. It was originally practiced in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka. Today it is practiced in Kerala, Tamil Nadu as well as Karnataka and some parts of Shri Lanka.

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