Jallikattu Competition Enters Day 2 in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai. Watch Video

People gathered to mark Day 2 of bull-taming sport Jallikattu in Madurai early today.

Published: January 15, 2022 10:49 AM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Kritika Bansal

Jallikattu competition underway in Palamedu area of Madurai.
Jallikattu competition underway in Palamedu area of Madurai.

Madurai: The annual Jallikattu competition continued for the second day in Palamedu area of Tamil Nadu’s Madurai on Saturday morning, even amid a huge surge in cases.

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People gathered to mark Day 2 of bull-taming sport Jallikattu in Madurai early today.

On Friday, one person died and 80 others were injured in the Jallikattu competition in the Avaniyapuram area of Madurai, the Health Official informed.

According to the official, the injured includes 38 bull tamers, 24 bull owners, and 18 spectators.

Amid loud whistles, applause and cheers at Avaniyapuram village in Madurai district, as many as 300 bulls were let out into the arena of bull tamers on Friday.

The Tamil Nadu government had allowed Jallikattu with 300 bulls and 150 spectators. However, hundreds of villagers gathered on roofs and outside the barricades at Avaniyapuram to watch the events on Friday.

Every year during Pongal, the Jallikattu competition is conducted in the villages of Tamil Nadu.

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Published Date: January 15, 2022 10:49 AM IST