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Tamil Nadu: Winner of Alanganallur Jallikattu can drive away car

Hosting the event after a gap of three years, Alanganallur in Madurai district is famous for Jallikattu and used to attract a large number of spectators, including foreign tourists.

india Updated: Feb 04, 2017 23:35 IST
Despite Supreme Court ban people release the Jallikattu bull at Alanganallur in Madurai on Monday.
Despite Supreme Court ban people release the Jallikattu bull at Alanganallur in Madurai on Monday. (PTI file photo)

A bonanza awaits competitors in the Feb 10 Jallikattu in Alanganallur, where the organisers on Saturday announced attractive prizes, including car, for the winner of the bull-taming sport.

Besides the car, the winner of the event would also get gold coins, steel cupboard, cot and mega vessels, the organisers said.

Hosting the event after a gap of three years, Alanganallur in Madurai district is famous for Jallikattu and used to attract a large number of spectators, including foreign tourists.

Jallikattu, usually held during the harvest festival of Pongal in mid-January, could not be organised in the past three years in view of the ban on the sport.

With the Tamil Nadu government promulgating an ordinance and subsequently getting a Bill passed in the state assembly allowing Jallikattu, the event is being held in several parts of the state in the past few days.

The government intervention came after a week-long protest largely by youths, including students, in the Marina Beach in Chennai, and elsewhere in the state, including here last month.

Organisers here said registration for the bulls and sportsmen would begin on Feb 6 and 7 respectively.

Meanwhile, a total of 400 bulls and 500 sportsmen participated in the Jallikattu organised at Ulagampatti in the district. The winners were given prizes ranging from silver coin to currency notes to furniture.