Cock Fighting

This is a favorite pastime of Bastar people. This is known as Muga-Ladai in the local language (cock fight). Bastar is home to Aseel Cock, noted for its pugnacity, high stamina, majestic gait and dogged fighting qualities. They are held throughout the region. Scores of viewers mainly male can be found standing in a field / playground / village Haat / fairs, thoroughly enjoying the fight.

In the cock fighting, two cocks right with each other after fixing a sharp knife to their legs. The onlookers keep on betting on the cocks. This is another powerful way of enjoyment of the tribal people.

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