Pongal 2021: Jallikattu Event in Madurai's Avaniyapuram Kicks Off the Festive Spirit

India | | January 14, 2021, 10:21 am
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 Traditional bull-taming sport 'Jallikattu' began at Avaniyapuram in Madurai on Thursday (Jan. 14)  kicking off the Pongal festive spirit. The game was organised keeping restrictions amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The robust sport involves releasing a bull into a crowd of people who attempt to grab it and ride it. It performed during the four-day
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Traditional bull-taming sport 'Jallikattu' began at Avaniyapuram in Madurai on Thursday (Jan. 14)  kicking off the Pongal festive spirit. The game was organised keeping restrictions amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The robust sport involves releasing a bull into a crowd of people who attempt to grab it and ride it. It performed during the four-day "Pongal" festival and is hugely popular in this southern Indian state. (Image: News18 Tamil)

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 Participants try to tame a bull during Jallikattu festival in Madurai. (Image: News18 Tamil)
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Participants try to tame a bull during Jallikattu festival in Madurai. (Image: News18 Tamil)

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 A bull runs over during the traditional bull-taming festival, Jallikattu, in Madurai. (Image: News18 Tamil)
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A bull runs over during the traditional bull-taming festival, Jallikattu, in Madurai. (Image: News18 Tamil)

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 Participants try to tame a bull. (Image: News18 Tamil)
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Participants try to tame a bull. (Image: News18 Tamil)

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 A bull faces the participants. (Image: News18 Tamil)
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A bull faces the participants. (Image: News18 Tamil)

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 Participants try to tame a bull. (Image: News18 Tamil)
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Participants try to tame a bull. (Image: News18 Tamil)

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 Participants try to tame a bull. (Image: News18 Tamil)
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Participants try to tame a bull. (Image: News18 Tamil)

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 Participants try to tame a bull. (Image: News18 Tamil)
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Participants try to tame a bull. (Image: News18 Tamil)

  • First Published: January 14, 2021, 10:34 am

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