Kundapur; Nov 26: Kundapur’s Mudlakatte Dodmane buffalo race was held on Nov 24, Sunday. In this buffalo race of rural sports, 19 pairs of buffalos from local and taluk were made to run in the slush field. In the plank category a total of 13 pairs and in rope division 6 pairs were participated.
For the public a slush field race and tug of war contest has been arranged.
Mudlakatte buffalo race:
Mudlakatte buffalo race, which has got more than 100 years of history has been organized yearly by Dodmane family and entire citizen’s co-operation with great pomp and enthusiasm.
Owners of buffalo race field Mudlakatte Krishnappa Shetty & brothers, Dr.Dinesh.G.shetty, ex-MP I.M.Jayarama Shetty & brothers, Mahesh.G.Shetty, Dr.G.P.Shetty and natives of Kandhavara village have arranged this buffalo race as usual.
K.Radhakrishna shetty, Dinkara.K.Shetty, Udaya Kumar Shetty have compered the programme.
As a custom and folk sport, this buffalo race has been observing annually since ancient times and at the end of the buffalo race, the people who brought buffaloes were being honored by presenting them tender coconut and sugar cane stick. More than thousand viewers have witnessed Sunday’s buffalo race. There was a spirit of festival everywhere.
Results of the buffalo race:-
1.Plank (Halage) Category:
First prize – Neeraj Atmaj, Barkur-Shantarama Shetty owner
Second prize – Holebailu Shukra Poojary, Kiri Manjeshwara
2. Rope (Hagga) Category:
First Prize – Venkata Poojary, Sasihithlu, Byndoor
Second prize – Jay-Vijaya, Naikanakatte
3. Slush field race:
First prize – Sukumara Poojary
Second prize – Ravi Poojary
4.Tug of War:
First prize – Halady friends
Second prize – Tegasiyas fitness, Kundapur