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GPS to track jallikattu bulls if they escape ring

,TNN | Jan 11, 2014, 05.00 AM IST

MADURAI: This year, when the sturdy bulls run around the jallikattu arena dodging the youth chasing them, many of them could well be sporting a GPS gadget.

A group of bull owners from Sivaganga and Trichy have bought the GPS equipment to be fitted on the bulls so that they can be traced easily if they run out of the arena. With the bulls costing anything between Rs 75,000 to 2.5 lakh, the bull owners are not ready to take any chances.

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400 bulls to hit the ground running at Periya Suriyur


With Pongal festival just around the corner, Periya Suriyur village near here is gearing up to host the traditional jallikattu .”

The bull taming event would be held on January 15 at the village where preparatory works are in full swing. The villagers have constituted a committee for the successful conduct of the event .

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With just a week left, registration of bulls was conducted at the village on Tuesday.

As many as 400 bulls would take part in the event this year, said Arumugam, a committee member. Tokens were issued to the owners of the bulls during the day-long registration exercise , he said.

Bulls from Tiruchi, Pudukottai, Madurai, Dindigul, Theni, Salem, Ariyalur, Perambalur, Thanjavur, and Sivaganga districts are expected to participate.

The event to be conducted under the direct supervision of district administration officials would start at 10 a.m. and go on up to 3.30 p.m.

Permission for tamers

Having obtained court order for conducting the event, the committee had sought permission from the district administration for the participation of around 300 bull tamers.


Revenue officials on Tuesday inspected the arrangements made for the event.

Another jallikattu would be held on January 16 at Palakurichi.

This news article has been reproduced from ‘The Hindu’ – Tamilnadu (Online) edition.