Jallikattu Support from Charlotte, NC, USA:
What is Jallikattu:
Jallikattu is one of the Indian traditional sports mainly in Tamil Nadu state. There are some arrangements in specific places for Manju virattu, where a Bull is released to crowd of people. More than one participants are attempt to grab tightly and control the bull, at the same time bull attempt to escape from people. The winner will be announced if someone controlled and stopped the bull. Jallikattu is also called as ‘Sallikattu‘, ‘Manju virattu‘ and ‘Eru Thazhuvuthal‘. The Eru Thazhuvuthal festival is celebrated during Pongal festival. Second day of the Pongal festival is Mattu Pongal (Pongal for Cow). On the day of Mattu Pongal, all the cow will be cleaned and the cow will be decorated with colors, then pooja for cow will be performed. Alanganallur village in Madurai District is famous for Manju virattu.
Chennai Jallikattu Protest:
Kanyakumari – Nagercoil Jallikattu Protest: