Kambala or Kambla is a rural traditional simple sport, prominent in districts of Udupi and Mangalore in Karnataka and also Kasargod district in Kerala. Kambala is basically a traditional buffalo race in muddy waters, held from December till March. A pair of bullocks are made to run in the marshy fields filled with water called “Kesaru Gadde”. A white cloth will be tied at certain height on this field, a winner is the one who spears mud/clay on the white cloth while running.
Had been to Moodabidri (Near Mangalore/Karkala) over the weekend to cover the famous Kambala festival. Had a fun time shooting the event for the whole day. In the mean time squeezed time to visit the very famous 1000 pillar Jain temple at the place too.