Jallikattu (bull taming sport)

Jallikattu (bull taming sport) from Palamedu in Madurai district
Jallikattu (bull taming sport) | Palamedu, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Jallikattu, one of the oldest existing ancient sports is a bull taming sport played in the villages of Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal (harvest festival) celebrations.

204 Replies to “Jallikattu (bull taming sport)”

  1. Hey Joshi, I just wanted to let you know about The Dark Globe’s “February Shoot Off! Photography Competition that will beginning February 1st, and Running Through February 14th… At The Moment We’re Voting on the Themes for the Photos if you’d like to Partake Here http://thedarkglobe.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/february-shoot-off-help-us-choose-the-theme-s/

    Also, if you’d like to Submit a Photo, or know people that might want to, be sure to Let them know it will be Starting February First



  2. It’s another great picture from you Joshi. What I really like about this one, though, is that it shows a complete different way of shooting than your last couple of portraits, but still with your own and clear vision. It’s a great moment freeze-stopped at the peak, and the colours are strong and vivid – enhancing the expression of the picture.

  3. maverick u r wen its abt photography, cn dere be sum way whereby v cn see ur photos in full screen and get to appreciate dem al d more? hv seen several nouveau ones dabbling wid camera nd stuff, but u truly stand apart in the crowd!!!

  4. Poor bull, always get the raw end of the stick…why?!! Fantastic pic,joshi; more colour from you, please! ;OD
    And, PS: a Jump to the Comment box link, so that I don’t have to scroll down forever past your legion of fans….

  5. Wow! really amazed by all your works Joshi. Keep em coming. Looking forward to many more exciting work from you. I especially like this one because of my love for the jallikattu. I do plan to visit Alanganallur the next pongal to write a piece on it.

  6. amazing freeze of a fraction of a second – the two bodies in full throttle action – full of life, fear, color, man v.s. nature, on and on…nice one, Joshi (though it’s distasteful to me to see an animal so worked up for man’s sport). incredible photo.

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