Kambala season to begin from November 24

Kambala season to begin from November 24

Jilla Kambala Samiti, comprising Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and Kasaragod (Kerala) districts, will launch this season’s Kambala race from November 24. The previous Kambala season ended on March 23, 2018.

Samiti president P R Shetty told mediapersons at Hotel Woodlands here, on Friday, that the Samiti in all would organise 18 Kambala races during this season.

The Kambala venues and dates are as follows—Sathya-Dharma Kambala at Kakyapadavu on November 24, Koti-Chennaiah Kambala at Moodbidri on December 1, Soorya-Chandra Kambala at Baradi Beedu on December 8, Anna Thamma Kambala at Paivalike on December 15, Pilikula/Hokkadigoli on December 22, Moodu-Padu Kambala at Mulki seeme on December 30, Lava Kusha Kambala at Miyyaru on January 5, Rama Lakshmana Kambala at Mangaluru on January 12, Koti-Chennaiah Kambala at Puttur on January 20, Kanthabare-Budabare Kambala at Aikala Bava on January 26, Moodu Padu Kambala at Katapadi Beedu on February 2, Jaya Vijaya Kambala at Jappinamogaru on February 9, Sankupoonja-Devupoonja Kambala at Vamanjooru Tiruvailu on February 16, Koti-Chennaiah Kambala at Adve-Nandikooru on February 23, Vijaya Vikrama Kambala at Uppinangady on March 2, Soorya Chandra Kambala at Bangadikolli on March 9, Soorya Chandra Kambala at Venooru Permuda on March 16 and Soorya Chandra Kambala at Talapady Panjala on March 23.

50 traditional kambalas

Samiti General Secretary M Rajeeva Shetty Edthooru said over 50 traditional Kambalas will be organised in Kundapur and Byndoor region from November 15 to December 15.

The samiti will abide by the set of conditions laid down by the State government for organising Kambala in the region. Kambala will be completed within 24 hours. Unlike in the past, a Kambala Jockey can participate only in three categories and not in all the categories, he said.

The Kambala will be organised in six categories—Kane Halage (Rounded wooden plank is tied to buffaloes), Adda Halage (Horizontal wooden plank tied to buffaloes), Hagga Hiriya and Hagga Kiriya, Negilu Hiriya and Negilu Kiriya, he added.

Rajeeva Shetty said the samiti would convene a special meeting to sensitise Kambala buffalo owners on the conditions laid down by the government at Miyyar, near Karkala on November 21 (2 pm).

Pilikula Kambala

On ‘Pilikula Kambala,’ organised by district administration at Pilikula Nisargadhama, P R Shetty said that the district administration was awaiting permission from the government.

“A lot of work need to be done to organise Kambala at Pilikula as the Kambala track (Paddy field) there has not been used for the sport for the past five years. Paddy is being cultivated on the place and it will take atleast 15 to 20 days for harvesting the crop. Once, the district administration gets approval, the date for
Pilikula Kambala will be fixed.”

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