Kambala Buffalo Race:
The traditional buffalo race, Kambala, is set to take place for the first time in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
- Kambala is a buffalo race held in Coastal Karnataka districts (Udupi and Dakshina Kannada) during the winter months when farmers harvest their paddy crops.
- The race is held on two parallel tracks filled with mud and water. Each pair of buffaloes will also have a jockey, or ‘Kambala runner’ to control and command the animals on the track.
- The team that wins qualifies for higher rounds till a champion emerges.
- Apart from winning the race, targets also include splashing water; in fact, some winners are even declared on the amount of water splashed; this is called ‘kolu’.