Andhra Pradesh: 15 injured in Jallikattu organized on Makar Sankranti
Andhra Pradesh: 15 injured in Jallikattu organized on Makar Sankranti

Visakhapatnam: On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, a major accident was averted in Andhra Pradesh. At least 15 people were seriously injured in the Jallikattu game in Chittoor. However, there was some relief that no one died. Jallikattu was held in Chittoor on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, where many enthusiasts joined the sport. The police had also warned the organizers of Jallikattu and traditional events to avoid any such untoward incident.

Sankranti and Kanuma festivals are celebrated on a large scale by organizing Jallikattu and chicken fights in the rural areas of the Chittoor, Kadapa, Kurnool, and Anantapur districts of the Rayalaseema region. The organizers of the area were warned by the police department to stay away from events where there is a possibility of accidents or accidents.

What is Jallikattu?

Jallikattu is a popular sport played during the Pongal crop in the middle of January. The winner is decided by how long he can survive on the hump of a tamarind bull. In the game, the dreaded type of bull is provoked by the people participating in it and try to climb on its back and they try to stay on it for a long time. The game begins on the third day of the 4-day harvest festival and ends on the fourth day. A harvest festival is celebrated all over India, it is given prominence on a large scale in the north-east and southern states, but the game of Jallikattu is played mainly in the southern states, where there are reports of sporadic and major accidents every year.

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