Jallikattu is associated with which Indian festival?

Jallikattu is associated with which Indian festival?
(1) Onam
(2) Pongal
(3) Bihu
(4) Hornbill

Correct Answer : (2) The festival Jallikattu is celebrated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations on Mattu Pongal day.

Explanation :

This festival is mainly celebrated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations on Mattu Pongal day, which occurs annually in January.

It is a traditional spectacle in which a bull released into a crowd of people and multiple human participants attempt to grab the large hump of the bull with both arms and hang on to it while the bull attempts to escape.

Participants hold the hump for as long as possible, attempting to bring the bull to a stop. In some cases, participants must ride long enough to remove flags on the bull’s horns.

The term ‘Jallikattu’ comes from Tamil terms ‘salli kaasu’ which means coins, and ‘kattu’ which means package tied to the horns of bulls as prize money.

FAQ’s related to Jallikattu :

Which place is famous for jallikattu?

The famous festival Jallikattu begins in Tamil Nadu’s Paalamedu area of Madurai with 700 bulls and 300 bull tamers in participation.

What is jallikattu issue?

There were incidents of injury and death associated with the sport, both to the participants and to the animals forced into it, animal rights organizations have called for a ban on the sport, resulting in the court banning it several times over the past years. However, with protests from the people against the ban, a new ordinance was made in 2017 to continue the sport.

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