Madurai, Jan 14: Jallikattu, the bull-taming event, has been organised in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai on the occasion of Pongal. The event is being held at Avaniapuram. The town is hosting the event after a gap of three years. The event will be held from 8 AM to 3 PM for three days. A total of 1000 bulls and 1000 tamers registered for the event but, only around 600 will participate. (Jallikattu Live Streaming: Watch Online Bull Taming Sport From Alanganallur on DD Podhigai TV) Also Read - Lockdown-Like Restrictions to be Reimposed in Tamil Nadu From Today. Full List of Curbs Here
Collector K Veera Raghava Rao inspected the venue on Saturday evening and said all arrangements were made as per the Tamil Nadu Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Conduct of Jallikattu) Rules of 2017. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Announces Fresh COVID Curbs: Ban on Religious Events From April 10 | What's Allowed & What's Not
Around 50,000 to 1 lakh spectators are expected to witness the three-day event which will be held in Palamedu and Allanganallur in Madurai district on January 15 and January 16 respectively. Also Read - Tamil Nadu COVID Guidelines: Strict Rules to be Issued Amid Huge Surge in Cases - Know All The Details Here
Earlier in 2017, there were massive protests in Madurai and Chennai over ban on Jallikattu forcing the Tamil Nadu government to pass an ordinance on the bull taming sport.