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    Kambala – A Traditional Celebration in Rural Karnataka

    The Kambala Race, also known as Kambala is a traditional water buffalo race in muddy waters. The event takes place almost every weekend in northern parts of Kasargod, especially Kumbla and Manjeshwar during the months of November and December. It is the native sport of Tulu Nadu, believed to have originated from the farming community of Karnataka.   Presently, Kambala played as recreational sport by the farmers. The buffalo race said to be over 1000 years old. The event conducted before the harvesting season commences. It is a way showing gratitude to the gods who are believed to protect their crops from destruction. Paddy fields filled with slush are used…