Jallikattu 2023’ event begins in Madurai

Current Affairs

  • Jallikattu 2023 started on January 15 in Avaniyapuram village of Madurai, Tamil Nadu. It is to be organized in three villages of Madurai.
  • Jallikattu will be played at Palamedu on January 16 and at Alanganallur on January 17. Jallikattu is a traditional game and popular sport in the rural areas of Tamil Nadu.
  • Several eager young men participated in the sport, which received a fawning round of applause.
  • During the Pongal harvest season, which starts in mid-January, jallikattu is a well-liked sport.
  • The winner is determined by how long the tamer stays on the bull’s hump.
  • It is customarily done as a part of Mattu Pongal, the third day of Tamil Nadu’s four-day harvest festival.
  • The third day of Pongal is devoted to cattle, an essential agricultural partner; the Tamil term “mattu” means “bull.”
  • One side of the debate over the sport maintains that it violates animal rights, while the other argues in favor of preserving the “culture and customs” of the local populace.
  • The protests’ largely peaceful atmosphere attracted praise from all throughout the nation, spurring efforts to make several other Indian states’ previously unlawful festivals legitimate.

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