Apr 18, 2024

Taruka's Bullfighting Festival Takes Center Stage in Nuwakot (Photo Feature)

Taruka's Bullfighting Festival Takes Center Stage in Nuwakot (Photo Feature)

Today, on Monday, January 15, the bullfighting festival unfolded in Taruka, Nuwakot. Rooted in tradition, it originated in the 19th century under King Raja Jayprithvi Bahadur Singh. The event gained prominence around 2006, attracting visitors with a three-hour bus journey from Nuwakot. Aligned with the Maghe Sankranti festival, the bullfight showcased spirited fighting celebrating the post-harvest winter season and cultural harmony between the villagers. Owners prepare strong bulls with a high-protein diet for the event.

Unlike international bullfighting, Taruka's spectacle excludes human participation, emphasizing the strength and agility of the bulls with minimal bloodshed. Today's festivities marked a unique cultural celebration, fostering social harmony and leaving an indelible mark on this Monday, January 15.

Photo By: AP Tolang

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