CM flags off Jallikattu at Viralimalai

With nearly 2,000 bulls and more than 700 bull tamers having registered for it, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday flagged off the Pongal festival season's biggest Jallikattu at Viralimalai in Pudukottai district that was eyeing to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. More than one lakh spectators were expected to witness thespectacle, being held Ammankulam ground.

Authorities from the United Kingdom-based World Records Union Melanie and Mark were present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Palaniswami said the Viralimalai jallikattu would join the league of world-famous event hosted at Alanganallur in Madurai district.