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Feb 14, 2010

Kushti Wrestling Talim in Mysore

Every year during Dassara, Mysore hosts large wrestling competitions as part of its massive celebrations. There are a handful of akharas or talims in the city where wrestlers come to train. This one attracts many policeman as it is just a few meters away from a major police station. They come in the afternoon to take a break and get some exercise. Some just make use of the akhara's rudimentary weight training facilities. The wresting pit itself is indoors and is quite small, but sufficient. 

Below: Two policeman lift weights in the akhara's gym.

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