Jallikattu - An ancient game in Tamil nadu
History of JallikattuThe name Jallikatuu is famous in Madurai and Allanganallur. It is a very oldest ancient sports and festival in Tamil nadu and is from our beloved ancestors. This is also celebrated as Pongal festival in the above places. It is also known as Bull Fighting Game because the bulls are involved in this game. The men and Bulls are the competitors in this game. This Jallikattu game is famous to select the bridegrooms for the bride in older days. The person those who win the Bull fight will be selected as bridegroom by the brides. This festival is also termed as Manju Virattu.
Prizes and Awards in Jallikattu Game in Tamilnadu
Rules and Regulations Jallikattu Game in Tamilnadu
The Bulls in Jallikattu Gameshould meet the terms and conditions of the Committee of this game. The participants will be allowed based on some restrictions. The players those who injured will be sent to hospital immediately. No Algol and drugs will be allowed in any mode in the gaming area.Judges decision is final.Many peoples are coming to the above places during Pongal Holidays to see this game.There are many other rules are formed by the Supreme Court to conduct this festival in order to save the human life. This is one of the dangerous game because many players are died and many of them are injured while controlling the Bulls.
Types and values of Bulls in Jallikattu game
There are many types of bulls like Kangayem,Jercy,etc will be brought by their owners to this festival during Pongal. The value of Kangayem Kalai will up to one lakh rupees. Some special type of foods will be given to make them very strengthen. The Government of Tamil nadu gives full security and protection to this game to avoid violence during that time.
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