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Kusti in Kolhapur

Kusti in Kolhapur... See more

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    Kolhapur has a long history of kushti (wrestling) and has produced many noted wrestlers. Families aspire to send their children to the akharas from an early age. Daily life at a akharas is based on egalitarianism, strict discipline, healthy diet, high morals and ethical living. When a pehelwan completes his akhara, it brings high social status for the entire family. Many families in Kolhapur have a history in wrestling and they want to continue the tradition, irrespective of the high cost and sacrifices made... See more
  • Location: Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India

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