USES OF PRACTICING SILAMBAM:
Traditional Art: Silambam is one of the traditional and ancient forms of art in Tamilnadu. It was of the most famous forms of art during the Chera, Chola,Pandian and Pallava kingdom. Though it had a fall in the middle, it rose to greater heights in the present period and was also introduced in the South Asian games. Hence it is our duty to learn, practice and teach this ancient and traditional art.
Martial Arts: A person who gains dexterity in rotating the pole (stick) can even stop a stone being pelted on him. For those who have mastered this art can defend themselves even when attacked by ten persons at a time. Hence Silambam should be learnt as for the purpose of self defense.
Exercise Games: The adage of the elderly people, “Health is Wealth” becomes a way of life for those who learn Silambam continually. Over a period of time, such persons will be cured from chronic and long lasting diseases like asthma and diabetes. Hence Silambam is an art of physical workout (exercise).
Exhibition Game: After mastering Silambam, particularly Thee silambam (performance with fire sticks) the art can be performed to amuse people and get their appreciation during family functions, temple festivals and in college functions in the area one lives.
Tournament Games: After learning Silambam well one can express his individuality by competing in various competitive events. State and District level Silambam competitions are being held nowadays. By winning in these competitions one can get certificates, medals and above all recognition that could enhance one’s job prospectus.