Jallikattu: An Analysis

Mr. D. Pattabiraman ML
Advocate at Madras High Court, India

Volume III – Issue II, 2021

Jallikattu is a bull-taming sport which takes place annually during and after the festival of Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Jallikattu is an ancient cultural and traditional religious ritual of Tamil People that honour and glorify the domestic milch and draught cattle.

All over India there are so many indigenous cows and bulls which has special traits and Tamil Community strongly believes that Jallikattu is a way to conserve our indigenous cattle breeds which is essential for our ancient agricultural practices. The supporters of Jallikattu vehemently argued that Jallikattu is not only a cultural sport, it is an identity of a Tamil community and the people have been celebrating their cattle for its immense support to their life and livelihoods. .


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