The Chandramandapa is the ancient KuzhiKalari of Kerala, transformed into a concept of twenty-first century Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Kalaripayattu, which traces its origin in Kerala needs no introduction, as it has come to be recognized as the most ancient form of martial art, The raised roof allows for a greater air flow and to take advantage of being on the seaside, to compensate for the absence of air conditioning, but providing natural coolness that is vital to all performers. According to tradition, this Kalari adheres to the concept of ‘green’ and sustainability in its use of timber, stone, and tiles.