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  • ஜல்லிக்கட்டு
    Jallikattu (Tamil: ஜல்லிக்கட்டு,சல்லிக்கட்டு, Jallikattu) also known as Eruthazhuvuthal (Tamil: ஏறுதழுவல், ērutazhuval) or Manju virattu (Tamil: மஞ்சு விரட்டு), is a bull taming[1] event typically practiced in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations on Maatu Pongal day. During Jallikattu, a running bull is released into a crowd of people. Participants attempt to grab the bull's hump and ride it for as long as possible, attempting to bring the bull to a stop.[2] In some cases, participants must ride long enough to remove flags affixed to the bull's horns.[2] Bos indicus[2] bulls are bred specifically by people of the village for the event and attended mainly by many villages' temple bulls (koil kaalai[clarification needed]). A temple bull is like the head of all cattle in a village; special rituals will be performed for this temple bull during important days. During the event, prizes are announced to encourage the youth to participate. After the event, tamed weak bulls are used for domestic activities and agriculture, meanwhile the untamable strong bulls are used for breeding the cows. Thus wild nature of the bulls are inherited to its next generation, even though these country bulls are domesticated a very long time ago.
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    Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:19 am

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