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India bans 3,500 yr old Tamil cultural sports

Discussion in 'Central & South Asia' started by manlion, May 13, 2014.

  1. jandk

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    Really? That's interesting. What does it take to win? Strength?
     
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    In ancient times, the guys who were capturing the bulls married daughters of big landlords. To prove that you are matured enough to marry, you need to lift a big rock from the ground, raise till your shoulder and you need to drop behind you. Sometimes girls will demand you to capture bulls they raise. Even nowdays, if you capture bulls you can win gold chains, rings, etc..

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    My balls are paining just looking at this.
     
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    That rock doesn't look too heavy. Most of these guys are skinny. It must not take much strength.
     
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    Yes, in photo it looks to be. Once you touch that, you will come to know how tough it is. You can lift till your thy with ease, then you need to keep the rock on your shoulder before dropping behind you. Come Tamil Nadu and try once:azn:
     
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    Not possible anymore. It's banned, remember :lol:
     
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    Only Jallikattu is banned. Still you can come and lift those rocks, its still there in Villages surrounding Madurai.:lol: