Vanga nari (Fox- Jallikattu)
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I- Society, Culture
- The jallikattu-like event using foxes, or vanga nari in Tamil, is organised on Kaanum Pongal in Tamil Nadu villages as people believe it will bring bountiful rain and good fortune.
- The animals are muzzled and their hind legs tied with rope. After special rituals are conducted, the hapless animals are chased through the streets, much like bulls in the more conventional jallikattu. After the event, the animals are released into the forest
- Foxes are a protected species under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, and hunting or capturing them is prohibited.