Savari

Savari- bullock cart race- is another folk sport in Jaffna. Bullocks are specially reared to participate in this race. Race carts are sturdier than the usual ones and have a small attached-plank on which the driver lies face down during the race. The racing ground is a vast open area usually more than a mile longs. Bullocks are spurred on with sticks attached with small iron rods. Accidents also occur. Participants have to appear for heats and semi finals in the presence of a vast public. The winners get valuable items such as gold chains as prices.

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