Seasonal sport jallikattu begins at Thachankurichi in Pudukottai district

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Pudukottai: First off the block, the jallikattu ‘season’ has opened with a bang at Thachankurichi, in Pudukottai district.

Jallikattu is the famous bull-taming valour sport of Tamilnadu that is celebrated along with the Pongal festival. It was banned owing to human deaths and for the torture meted out to the bulls.

But after along drawn litigation and a people-led protest at the Marina, the sport is back in the State.

Now, there are elaborate rules governing the sport.

NT Bureau