The Kadri Kambla Race

December 6, 2009 at 11:03 PM 1 comment

Kadri kambla, hosted one of the oldest sports in Dakshina Kannada on 06, December, 2009. This sport has made its way through a glorious history of over 1000 years and at times even had the royal patronage.

In a Kadri Kambla race, a pair of buffalo is trailed by its handler to the victory point over a farmland filled with water.

This event is closely associated with the farmers because in earlier days there was absence of technology to till the soil for harvesting new crops. Therefore buffaloes were made to run over the farming land to soften the hard soil.

This sporting event is organized usually during the beginning of the second round of crop sowing operation. This sport also tests the bond of team spirit of human beings and animal. Like any other track event and the winner is declared on the basis of timing of  completion in the race.

Kadri has one of the largest space in Mangalore to host this event therefore mostly the buffalo race in Mangalore is known by the jargon of “Kadri Kambla”.

During “Kadri Kambla” other events like tug of war also takes place on the same field. The event is organized by Kambla Samithi with contribution from local admirers of the sport.

Surprisingly this game has gained huge popularity and audience from different parts of country and world, who came to witness this event.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Sandhya  |  December 7, 2009 at 2:35 PM

    Did you take those photographs…. Its WoW

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