jallikattu 2007 bull fight video of south india/There are several rock paintings, more than 3,500 years old,in Tamil Nadu that show men chasing bulls




Jallikattu, which is bull-baiting or bull fighting, is an ancient Tamilian tradition as a part of Pongal celebration
Although it sounds similar to the Spanish running of the bulls, it is quite different. In Jallikattu, the bull is not killed and the 'matadors' are not supposed to use any weapon. It is held in the villages of Tamil Nadu on the eve of Mattu Pongal, one of the four days of Pongal festival (usually January 15 on the Western calendar). The one held in Alanganallur, near Madurai, is the most popular
In Jallikattu, an agitated bull is set to run in an open space. Several people, empty handed, try to tame it by controlling its horns. The winner gets a prize, which is generally tied to the horns of the bull. Only men take part in this game. Sometimes, more than one bull is let loose at the same time. The village farmers take this game as a display of their masculine strength. Betting is also common during the game.

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