In interior Tamil Nadu, Bull vs Man game is, man challenge bull in a specified area and tame the animal. Bulls used to be left out one by one.
Here in Hosur and near by areas, the game is called “Eruthu Virum Vizhaa” or some times named as “Manju Virattu”. Bulls are let out in lots.
Bulls were decorated with a small pentagon shaped banner tied between the horns. Instead of taming the bull, only thing a participant of the game should do is, just pull out the banner tied in the bulls horns and is the winner. Participants run behind the bull and pick the banners.
As it is Pongal season, several villages have already conducted Eruthu Virum Vizhaa and more others are in line to conduct the game.
On Thursday, about 300 bulls participated in the ‘Eruthu Vitum Vizhaa’ conducted in Jakkeri near Kelamangkalam.