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Kambala - Annual Buffalo Race In Karnataka - India.
Kambala is an annual buffalo race held in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka. Traditionally, it is sponsored by local Tuluva landlords and households in the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi of Karnataka and Kasaragod of Kerala, a region collectively known as Tulu Nadu.Kambala is traditionally a simple sport which entertains rural people of the area.
The Kambala season generally starts in November and lasts until March. The Kambalas are organized through Kambala samithis (Kambala Associations), of which there are currently 18. Over 45 races are held annually in coastal Karnataka, including smaller remote villages such as Vandaru and Gulvadi.
The winning pair of buffaloes was rewarded with coconuts and bananas. Today, winning owners earn gold and silver coins.Some organising committees award an eight-gram gold coin as first prize.In some competitions, cash prizes are awarded.