January 18, 2009

Akhara - a forgotten heritage!

.....from my visit to an Akhara in Varanasi, India......
This age old form of wrestling, wearing only a langot (a 'T' shaped piece of cloth), is still practiced by few in India, mostly in the cities with old traditions. The soft mud is tilled before the action. Wrestlers get together early in the morning and pray to the monkey god - Hanuman, known for his immense power that he possessed.

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