Chennai, Jan 16: Jallikattu, the bull-taming sport, is organised today at Alanganallur in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district. More than 1000 bulls and 1241 bull tamers will take part in the Jallikattu event. The DD Podhigai TV will host the live streaming of Jallikattu event at Alanganallur. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, his deputy O Pannerselvam, DMK President MK Stalin and TTV Dhinakaran are expected to attend the Jallikattu event at Alanganallur. Click here to watch live Jallikattu event from Alanganallur on Read - IPL 2021: Venkatesh Iyer Making a Mark With the Ball as Well

Jallikattu, the bull-taming sport, is organised during the mid-January harvest festival, Pongal. The modern term Jallikattu or Sallikattu is derived from salli (coins) and kattu (package), which refers to a prize of coins that are tied to the bull’s horns and that participants attempt to retrieve. The sport involves releasing a Bosindicus bull into a crowd of people when participants attempt to grab its hump and ride it as long as possible, attempting to bring the bull to a stop. Participants also try to remove red flags attached to the bull’s horns. Also Read - ‘No Choice’: China Firm on Imposing Travel Curbs as Indian Students Protest Outside Chinese Embassy

Jallikattu is controversial because the bull chasing often results in major injuries and even deaths. A youth who had come to see Jallikattu was gored to death on Monday in Madurai. Between 2010 and 2014, an estimated 17 people were killed and 1000-odd were injured during Jallikattu events. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways Extends Services of 22 Pairs of Special Trains Till December Due to Festive Season | Full List Here