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Indian kusti wrestlers pouring sand on themselves before their daily training se...

04.11.2014

Indian kusti wrestlers pouring sand on themselves before their daily training session. The layer of sand and oil is to lessen the opponent's grip. Nada Kusti is an ancient form of wrestling, still practiced in the state of Karnataka in gyms called „garadi”, featuring red clay arenas and equipped with traditional tools. Today, the number of functioning garadi in Mysore, the ancient capital of Karnataka, has fallen to less than ten. The rest have been shut down or transformed into Western-style fitness clubs.


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By  VNW