Friday, January 19, 2018

Magical Kabini 2017

Jallikattu / eru thazhuvuthal / manju virattu 2018

Jallikattu also known as eru thazhuvuthal and manju virattu is a traditional sport in which a Bos indicus bull is released from vadivasal and participants try to grab the large hump on the bull's back with both arms and hang on to it while the bull attempts to escape. Particiapnt should not hold the tail or horn. Participants hold the hump for as long as possible, attempting to bring the bull to a stop is considered as winner.  Jallikattu is celebrated in Indian state of Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations, which occurs annually 0n 14-16th January. These photos was taken from Avaniyapuram and Palamedu 14th & 15th January 2018. Special thanks to my friend Dhananjeyan and  kumaresan  for organizing this trip.

Bulls are queuing to enter vadivasal to fight the participants