Mud wrestling – the interesting traditional sport in India (Part 1)

In sports in India and Pakistan, most men of all ages seem to be passionate about their traditional martial art, what is strange is that this martial art is practiced. showing on the mud yard.

Known as Kushti or Pehlwani, mud wrestling is an indispensable sport in the daily lives of the people of these two countries. Wrestlers are competing at the Bamma wrestling scene Wrestlers are competing at the Bamma wrestling floor

What is pehlwan?

The art of Pahelwan mud wrestling usually revolves around body movement (paintra) with its own movements and reaction (daw-pech). In it, “paintra” is understood as the art of standing in the yard (akhara). It is a prelude to enter the animal action and also a prelude to an immediate wrestling competition immediately (dangal). It is also the refinement of the foot on the floor after wrestlers move or counterattack after being attacked.

The foundation of Pahelwan mud wrestling is to force wrestlers into an offensive or retreating position. Despite the importance of this platform, Pahelwan art also requires wrestlers to perform hundreds of harmonious moves and wait for the opponent’s loophole opportunity to counterattack (daw-pech). Effective counterattack is the sum of the lash and avoid attacks.

A pehlwan is pulling a wooden plank to prepare a mud floor for a match at the Bamma wrestling floor, the largest in Lahore (Pakistan). Pebbles were scraped off the floor before the match.

Traditional cultural nuances

Tulsi floor is essentially a traditional martial artifact of the Indians, just like in neighboring Pakistan. These spaces are part of the cultural landscape of the Holy Land of Varanasi, the city where the American writer, Mark Twain, once arrived in 1897.

The writer describes Varanasi that “is more ancient.” history, more ancient than traditions, older than legends and possibly older than everything combined. ”