Kambala - rural sport of coastal Karnataka

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  1. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    Kambala is a buffalo race run in water filled rice fields after the harvest has been done, from November to March.

    Kambala
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    Kambala (Tulu: ಕಂಬಳ) is an annual Buffalo Race (he-buffalo) held traditionally under the auspices local land lords and households (Aramane,Beedu,Guthu/Mane, Dodmane) or Patel of village, in coastal Karnataka,India. The Kambala season generally starts in November and lasts until March. Since the last two decades nearly 18 kambalas are held under the banner of Kambala Samithi (Kambala Association). As of now, more than 45 he-buffalo races are held annually in Coastal Karnataka, even in smaller remote villages like Vandaru, Gulvadi etc.

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    Last image, of handsome villager especially for @roma ji.. :)

    Also, read this interesting post on kambaLa
     
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  3. roma

    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    all of the above definitely not my style
    i prefer more bengali and gujerati looking or afghan-indian types ( eg male version of celina jaitley ) - and must be wearing suit and tie !!
    - at least when we meet !
    http://bollycels.blogspot.pt/2011/10/celina-jaitley.html
     
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    Good one @parijataka! :)

    Just to add some info. Kambala is quite organised, like cricket tournaments! They have got rules and different types of formats/awards. It is conducted in different parts of Tulunadu (Mangalore-Udupi region). And they have rules that restrict whipping of the buffaloes to a certain degree. Like all traditional sports/arts, interest in Kambla is fast waning.

    Adding pics from Google Image search:


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    From Mulki Kambla:

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