- Posted January 16, 2014 by
Bull Fighting in nepal
Jan 15, 2014: The open ground shook with the sound of bulls roaring and dusting, People were amazed and excited shouting and praising their choice of bull to win. I am not talking about the Spanish bull league here I am talking about the century old tradition of Nepal that marks the tradition with fighting bulls. Nepal with its rich cultural and traditional heritage offers many things out of which bull fighting is yet another tradition which has been hidden in its practice. Though a long history is there but it manages to sustain its legacy due to lack of management and monitoring.
It is believed that this tradition was started in 1900, by King Jai Prithvi Bahadur Singh king of Bajhang in honor of his guest which later took the form of a yearly tradition in Nuwakot what is now western Nepal.
Here we are talking about the yearly event of bull fighting that takes place every year during Maghe Sakranti at Taruka VDC -5 in the district. This year around fourteen oxen took part in the competition in Taruka. No fatal accidents were reported but few of the spectator got bruised during the excitement.
The number of participation has been increasing where people from all over Nepal come to witnesses this live event.
Maghe Sankranti is the first day of the tenth month in the nation's calendar when villagers celebrate an end to winter and usher in warmer weather.