How did the name “Silambam” originate?

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How did the name “Silambam” originate?

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Silambam originated from the Tamil word silam, meaning hill. The word Silambam refers to a specific kind of bamboo found in the Kurinji Hills in Kerala. Thus, Silambam is named after its main weapon, the bamboo stick. This sport has its mention in the Tamil Sangam Literature.