A dangerous sport

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This is a sport where strength, skill and lightning reflexes are not enough-much daring is also needed, and it is not unusual for men to be grievously hurt or even killed instantly, at a jallikattu.

Hill of the Sacred Kites

A dangerous sport
The grappler, who lie the lane, leap in from a flank and try to hug the hump of the bull, throwing their arms around the hump in a tight lock and hanging on for dear life as the maddened beast bucks and tries to throw the man off its flank-and if he can succeed in reaching down from his hold to untie the cloth around the horns, the victory is his. Bulls with notorious reputations, unconquered for years, are brought to major jallikattu, sometimes from distant villages. This is a sport where strength, skill and lightning reflexes are not enough-much daring is also needed, and it is not unusual for men to be grievously hurt or even killed instantly, at a jallikattu.

Hill of Sacred
Just before noon appears the sacred birds- the twin kites who came wheeling down out of the clear sky to the small shrine on a hillock in Thirukalukundram. Translated, he name would mean `Hill of the Sacred Kites.’ It is situated between Chingleput and Mahabalipuram and is famous for its Siva temple. But this little shrine, 152 meters high, is where the two visitors come every day to be fed by the temple priests. The birds arrive and depart at the same hour every day and this they are believed to have doing from time immemorial. The kites are supposed to be two saints who rest at Tirukkazhukunram on their daily flight between Varanasi and Rameswaram. A small but fascinated crowd assembles to watch the fabled birds which arrive an hour before noon.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
7th Oct 2015 (#)

Amazing post!

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