The famous Jallikattu festival of Tamil Nadu, India was temporarily banned and then reinstated recently. My questions are:

  • Is the Jallikattu festival connected to Hinduism?
  • If so, what is the significance of Jallikattu according to Hinduism?
  • Are there any Hindu rituals associated with this festival?
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    Jallikattu has no relation with Hinduism. So, i'm voting to close your question as offtopic.
    – The Destroyer
    Jan 23 '17 at 13:19
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    It is a traditional spring festival - happens the day after Makara Sankranti. Since that is harvest time for crops, and bulls usually did all the work of ploughing the field, they are very strong after exercising, and any men who tame such bulls are fit to face hardships later in life, so fathers give their daughters in marriage to such brave men. Recently, Supreme court banned the practice citing cruelty to animals.. and conveniently ignores all the other cruelty happening in slaughter houses.
    – mar
    Jan 23 '17 at 16:45
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    @ram ok. Write an answer how Jallikattu is related to Hinduism.
    – The Destroyer
    Jan 23 '17 at 17:31
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    This question needs to be reopened. It is very much a part of 'veerya shulka' (condition of bravery for marriage) done in past by our kings. Bhagavan himself did this. Links for reference - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagnajiti srimadbhagavatamclass.com/…
    – mar
    Jan 23 '17 at 18:53
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    It is cultural in significance; not religious.
    – user1195
    Jan 24 '17 at 7:38

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