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Jallikattu Protest Day 2017: Jallikattu is a traditional spectacle which is also referred as bull taming event that typically practised in Indian State of Tamil Nadu as a part of Pongal celebrations on Mattu Pongal day, the third day of the four-day Pongal festival. The term ‘jallikattu’ is derived from the Tamil words ‘Salli Kaasu’ and ‘Kattu’. Salli Kaasu refers to gold or silver coins while Kattu means ‘Tied’. Jallikattu is also known as Eru thazhuvuthal and Manju Virattu. Manju Virattu takes place mostly in districts of Madurai, Theni, Pudukottai, Tanjore and Salem.

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Jallikattu is renowned as an ancient ‘sport’, that have been practised some 2500 years ago. It is controversial because it often results in major injuries and even deaths. The sport will be played with a Bos indicus bulls like Pulikulam and Kangayam breeds which are released into a crowd of people, and a number of human participants attempt to grab the large hump on the bull’s back with both arms and hang on to it while the bull attempts to escape. The Participant who holds the hump for as long as possible and attempting to bring the bull to a stop will receive the prize. In some cases, participants must ride long enough to remove the flag which is tied on the bull’s horn. During the event, prizes are announced to encourage the youth to participate.

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After the event, controlled bulls are used for agriculture and domestic activities. The untameable Bos indicus bulls are used for breeding cows. This ensures that both the ecosystem and the ancient sport will work well together. These bulls also fetch higher prices in the markets.

History of Jallikattu

Jallikattu has been practised for during the Tamil classical period (400-100 BC). Jallikattu which is also referred as Eru thazhuvuthal and Manju Virattu was common among the ancient people Aayars who lived in the ‘Mullai’ geographical division of the ancient Tamil country. Later, it became a platform for the display of bravery and prize money was introduced for participation encouragement.

Jallikattu History

Jallikattu History

In 1930, a well-preserved seal found at Mohenjodaro, an Indus Valley Civilization which is available in the National Museum, New Delhi. A cave painting in white kaolin found near Madurai portraying a man trying to control a bull. It is estimated to be about 1,500 years old.

Jallikattu History

Jallikattu History

Several rock paintings, more than 3,500 years old were found at the remote Karikkiyur village in Tamil Nadu.

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Jallikattu Protest Day 2017

Jallikattu Protest Day 2017 is also known as pro-jallikattu movement or Thai Puratchi. On 17 January 2017, a small group of 50 peoples blocked the Beach Road, the route used by the Tamil Nadu chief minister, other ministers and high court judges to reach the secretariat at Fort St George. They wanted to meet the Chief Minister to present their demands. Soon in the evening, 5,000 people have joined the protest to save the ancient sport in several locations across the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Jallikattu Protest Day 2017

Jallikattu Protest Day 2017

On 27 November 2010, the Supreme Court permitted the Tamil Nadu Government to allow Jallikattu for five months in a year. Also, the court instructed the District Collectors to make sure that the animals that participate in Jallikattu are registered to the Animal Welfare Board. While Jallikattu, the Board members would send its representative to monitor the event.

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Jallikattu Protest

The Government of Tamil Nadu ordered that ₹2 lakh be deposited by the organizers in case of an accident or injury during the event. Also, the government enacted a rule to allow a team of veterinarians be present at the venue for certifying the bulls for participation in the event and to provide treatment for Bos indicus bulls that get injured.

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Jallikattu Protest Day 2017

The Main motivation of the protest was against the Supreme Court’s order to ban jallikattu. The Supreme Court banned the ancient sport after the animals based on a lawsuit filed the complaint that human hurts the bull by controlling them. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an animal rights activists group have asserted the sport as tradition violates the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA).

Jallikattu Protest Day 2017

Jallikattu Protest Day 2017

On 8 January 2017, a first large protest occurred with several groups. It organised largely via social media and conducted a protest at the Marina beach in Chennai to revoke the ban on jallikattu which was imposed in 2014.

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan lauded the Tamilians’ relentless mind tireless manner during the protest in his Twitter account.

Jallikattu Protest in Alanganallur ‘Vaadi Vaasal’

On 16 January 2017, villagers of Alanganallur protested at Alanganallur ‘Vaadi Vaasal’ near Madurai. The place is known for the jallikattu sport on that date, the sport was also practised in defiance of the ban. The Jallikattu ceremony is conducted here during the Pongal festival, to choose the best breed, which occurs during the annually on January 14. Many Indian people will visit Alanganallur during this festival to watch Jallikattu.

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Jallikattu Protest Day 2017

After a day-long protest, police arrested the 200 protesters in Madurai. The next day, students gathered in Marina Beach in support of arrested protesters and the crowds started swelling for the night and few hundred spent their night in beach and continued to gather strength throughout the next day.

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Jallikattu Protest

The protests were spontaneous and had no specific organizers. The protest was initially formed by members of Student community across the state which was further strengthened by people from various sections such as IT professionals and Cine actors who joined later. The lack of leader was seen as a stumbling block for the state government because it could not call people for talks. The protest was largely peaceful and at the same time, a Police have done a few Baton charge.

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Jallikattu Protest Day 2017

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Jallikattu Protest across Tamil Nadu

On 19 January 2017, many volunteer groups and individuals once again gathered at the Marina beach for overnight protests. The protests are not just confined to Chennai but thousand gathered across the state in prominent places like Thamukam Grounds in Madurai, VOC Ground in Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Erode, Court Road in Trichy, Vellore Fort in Vellore, Tirupur, Salem, Nagercoil, Thanjavur and also in Indian Union Territory of Puducherry.

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Jallikattu Protest in Sydney

Jallikattu Protest in Other Country

Tamil youths from other states express solidarity with jallikattu protesters in Tamil Nadu. There was a demonstration in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and New Delhi. Support for the protest also came from Tamil people around the world such as in Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, Singapore, Germany, Australia, Malaysia, Canada, China, Russia, Switzerland, Ireland, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, France, South Africa, and Finland.

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Jallikattu Protest

These groups also demanded that PETA should be banned from India. The protests soon gained momentum and spread all over Tamil Nadu. Slogans were shouted against the animal rights organization PETA, alleging an international conspiracy favouring extinction of Tamil Nadu’s rare cattle breed, and replacing them with Jersey cows from Denmark and Switzerland.

Jallikattu Protest

Jallikattu Protest

Deputy Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O.Paneerselvam met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and pushed for an ordinance. With no sign of protests relenting the centre suggested ordinance by Tamil Nadu Government. On 20 January 2017, the draft ordinance was approved by Home, Environmental and Cultural Ministry.

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After a huge protest, Jallikattu was finally legalised locally on 23 January 2017 when the Government of Tamil Nadu passed a bill to amend the PCA Act. As the legalisation is not Indian federal law, but rather state law, Indian legal experts said that there is a chance to ban the ancient sports jallikattu once again by the Supreme Court.

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Happy Ramadan 2018: Ramadan is one of the most anticipated holidays in a Muslim community. Ramadan also was known as Ramzan which is observed to commemorate when Allah revealed the first chapters of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad. This year, Ramadan began on Tuesday, the evening of May 15, and will end on Thursday, the evening of June 14. This month is marking the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Muslims from all across the globe observe fasting from sunrise-to-sunset during this period. Ramadan Festival is one of the important pillars of Islam. Physically capable Muslims are assisted in observing fasting, in which they need to restrain from eating, drinking and thinking of wicked thoughts. They have to dedicate their time in praying, reading Quran and reflecting.

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Happy Ramadan 2018 Wishes

  • May the choicest blessing of Allah fill your life with joy and prosperity. Ramadan Mubarak.
  • May the day delight and the moments measure all the special joys for all of you to treasure. May the year ahead be fruitful too, for your home and family and especially for you. Wishing you a Happy Ramadan!
  • May you be guided by your faith in Allah and shine in his divine blessings! Ramadan Mubarak.
  • May Allah bless you in all your endeavours and lead you to the Path of continued Success and Prosperity. Happy Ramadan.
  • May you and your family have a very happy and blessed Ramadan. Enjoy these amazing days and remember those who need our help. Happy Ramadan.
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  • I hope you enjoy each and every moment of it. May God accept your fasts and prayers. Ramadan Kareem.R
  • Ramadan Mubarak. May Allah’s blessings be with you today, tomorrow and always.
  • May this special day brings peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone. Ramadan Mubarak!
  • Ramadan Mubarak to you and your family. Hope your home is filled with good cheer today and always.
  • My well wishes, my good wishes for you are the just prayers for your long happy life from God on this noble event. Wish you a very Happy Ramadan.
  • Let this Ramadan give you the strength to do all that you wanted to do last year but couldn’t accomplish.
  • I hope this Ramadan bring cheer, prosperity and peace in your life. Let us pray that we gain enough strength to accept the highs and lows of life with equanimity.

Happy Ramadan 2018 Greetings

  1. I am praying that abounding happiness
    will find you as you are walking down the street.
    Happy Ramadan!
  2. The month when evil is non-functional
    is an opportunity for us Muslims to initiate world peace.
    Ramadan Mubarak!
  3. May forgiveness be granted to you by our mighty Allah.
    Repent and be saved!
    Happy Ramadan!
  4. May this festivity push peace to transcend the earth,
    let light brighten up the world and grow hope to every Muslim’s heart.
    Happy Ramadan!
  5. I hope this holiday will lead us to the right pathway:
    to the path of success, happiness, peace and prosperity.
    May Allah bless your good heart!
  6. After Eid-ul-fitr, may you find the utmost source of bliss and gaiety.
    Enjoy every purifying moment of Ramadan!
    Be blessed!
  7. I hope success and wealth penetrates into you this month.
    To bring you good fortune and prosperity.
    Happy Ramadan!
Happy Ramzan 2018

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Happy Ramadan 2018 Messages

  • May this holy month of Ramadan
    chase away the depression and misery
    that is getting the best out of you.
    Happy Ramadan!
  • May Allah shower you with loads of blessings
    On the holy month of Ramadan.
    Celebrate and be blessed!
  • Ramadan is a month of Allah,
    Whose beginning is Mercy,
    Whose middle is Forgiveness,
    Whose end is Freedom from Fire.
    Ramadan Mubarak!
Happy Ramzan 2018

Happy Ramzan 2018 | Happy Ramzan Festival

  • May the holy month of Koran’s revelation
    be the harbinger of your prosperity, success, harmony, peace and joy in your life…
    Ramadan Mubarak!
  • Allah’s blessings will always be on us.
    Celebrate and enjoy as once again,
    we will be given a chance to repent and ask
    for forgiveness for our sins and be forgiven.
    Ramadan Mubarak!
  • I wish that this upcoming Ramadan
    bring you happiness and prosperity for all your life.
    Have a blessed one!

How to Celebrate the Ramadan Festival 2018

Celebrate the Ramadan Festival by fasting and dedicating your time in praying, reading Quran and reflecting. The Ramadan is to realize Muslims that may not earn to eat or drink anything including water and the sunshine. One of the most important that Ramadan fast is called Niyyah and it means intention.

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World Heritage Sites in India: World Heritage Day is an annual celebration held on April 18 of every year. The main aim of World Heritage Day is to protect all the heritage and to recognise all the efforts of all the relevant organisation working in the field. World Heritage Day was created by the International Council on Monuments and Sites in 1982. Then it was approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983. The World Heritage Day was celebrated to enhance the awareness of the importance of the cultural heritage of humankind and to protect & preserve the human culture.

List of 36 World Heritage Sites in India

List of 36 World Heritage Sites in India

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Currently, Italy leads with 53 Heritage Sites followed by China with 52 Heritage Sites. Nearly 36 Heritage Sites in India have been declared as World Heritage Sites. From Kaziranga in Assam to the Valley of Flowers National Parks in Uttarakhand, India has a range of parks, monuments, wildlife sanctuaries, religious structures and mountains in the list.

Let’s have a look at the list of the 36 World Heritage Sites in India which are declared by UNESCO:

  • Kaziranga in Assam
  • Manas Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam
  • Sundarbans National Park in West Bengal
  • The Western Ghats
  • Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh
  • Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya in Bihar
  • Churches and Convents of Goa
  • Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi
  • Red Fort Complex in Delhi
  • Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park in Gujarat
  • Group of Monuments at Hampi in Karnataka
  • Group of Monuments at Pattadakal in Karnataka
  • Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh
  • Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka in Madhya Pradesh
  • Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Madhya Pradesh
  • Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra
  • Ellora Caves in Maharashtra
  • Elephanta Caves in Maharashtra
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Maharashtra
  • Sun Temple at Konark in Odisha
  • Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan
  • Jantar Mantar in Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Great Living Chola Temples in Tamil Nadu.
  • Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu
  • Agra Fort in Uttar Pradesh
  • Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh
  • Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh
  • Rani ki Vav (The Queen’s Stepwell) in Patan, Gujarat
  • Mountain Railways of India.
  • Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand
  • Hill Forts of Rajasthan.
  • Nalanda in Bihar
  • Khangchendzonga National Park In Sikkim
  • The Architectural Work Of Le Corbusier in Chandigarh
  • The Historic City of Ahmadabad in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Qutb Minar in Delhi

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Happy Tamil New Year, also known as Puthandu or Varusha Pirappu, is one of the most auspicious celebrations of Tamil Nadu. The day is normally celebrated on the first day of the Tamil month Chithirai and is observed every year on either April 13 or 14. This year the day will fall on April 14 (Saturday). The day is a holiday in Tamil Nadu. Tamil New Year is of great significance for the Tamil community in India as well as around the world. People, on this day, offer their thanks to the Gods and also pray that there may be prosperity all through the year. On this day, people wear new clothes and prepare special dishes like Mango pachidi, payasam, and vada at home. Check out below for Happy Tamil New Year 2018 | Wishes, Celebrations, Rasi Palan, Images, and More.

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Happy Tamil New Year 2018 Wishes in Tamil

Send Tamil new year wishes in Tamil to your friends and family.

  1. Celebrate life…
    Celebrate new beginning…
    Happy Tamil New year to you!
    வாழ்கையை கொண்டாடுங்கள்…
    புதிய துவக்கத்தை கொண்டாடுங்கள்…
    உங்களுக்கு என்னுடைய இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்
  2. May this year’s Puthandu bring in abundance, joy and prosperity to your life.
    Have a blessed Tamil New Year!
    இந்த வருட புத்தாண்டு உங்களுக்கு உங்களது வாழ்வில் மிகுந்த சந்தோசங்களையும், வளங்களையும் கொண்டுவர வாழ்த்துகிறேன்,
    ஆசிர்வதிக்கபட்ட  இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்!
  3. Let this Puthandu be the start of your new, better life.
    Have a happy and blessed Tamil New year!
    இந்த இனிய புத்தாண்டு உங்களுக்கு ஒரு இனிய சிறந்த  துவக்கமாக இருக்கட்டும்,
    ஆசிர்வதிக்கபட்ட  இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்!
  4. It’s tamil new year!
    Time for celebration and cheer!
    Have fun with family and enjoy.
    As this auspicious holiday brings prosperity and joy!
    இது  தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு!
    சந்தோசத்திற்கும் கொண்டாடதிற்குமான தருணம் இது!
    குடும்பத்துடன் இந்த நாளை கொண்டாடுங்கள்.
    இந்த புனிதமான விடுமுறை நாள் உங்களுக்கு மிகுந்த சந்தோசங்களையும், வளங்களையும் கொண்டுவர வாழ்த்துகிறேன்!
  5. Abundance
    Happiness
    Prosperity
    Success
    May this Tamil New year bring them into your life.
    Puthandu Vazhtukal!
    நிறைந்த வளம்,
    மிகுந்த சந்தோசம்,
    வெற்றி,
    இவற்றை எல்லாம் இந்த இனிய புத்தாண்டு உங்களுக்கு கொண்டுவரட்டும்,
    இனிய புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்!
  6. May you and all of your family members be blessed with good health and good fortune this Puthandu.
    Happy Tamil New Year!
    இந்த இனிய புத்தாண்டில் உங்கள் குடும்பமும், நீங்களும் எல்லா வளமும் நலமும் பெற வேண்டும்,
    இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்!
    Tamil New Year Greetings to all
    அனைவருக்கும் தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துகள்

Happy Tamil New Year 2018 Celebrations

On this day, people decorate the entrance to their houses with kolam’s and adorn the doorway with mango leaves. People also take the chance to visit their family and friends to exchange greetings as well as sweets and gifts with them. Also, people take a ritual bath and visit the temple to pray for a happy and prosperous New Year. People greet each other by saying Puttantu Nal Valttukkal, which is Happy New Year.

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