Cock Fights Herald Sankranti

cock fight 11Cock fights heralded Sankranti, a day after Bhogi in Andhra. In blatant violation of court orders and the warnings by the police the fights of the game cocks began early in the morning. The prize money in the rooster fights is estimated to be in crores. The betters take the silence of the government in this issue to their advantage. In some cases, an MP or an MLA is found to be betting in the rooster fights. Hence the police are forced to keep a respectful distance. In some places in east and west Godavari districts ram fights are organised in which lakhs of money is changing hands in betting during the festival. People from Telangana are also visiting  the places to witness ram fights.

sankranti 15Apart from cock fights and ram fights, the common householders in the two Telugu states celebrate the second day of the three day festival with Haridas singing ‘Harilo Ranga Hari’, seeking rice as alms in a copper vessel tied on his head. Girls continue their drawing of rangoli with cow dung balls in the center, with great enthusiasm. The decorated bulls dance to the tune of their master’s clarinet. Male children are seen busy flying kites and cutting rivals’ kites. The festival keeps women busy in the kitchen preparing mouth watering puddings. Today is the day in which the sun enters Makararasi and continues his journey in northern solstice for six months. Women offer worship to Goddess Parvati on this day and believe that the gates of heaven are open on this day.

Medaram Jathara

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