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Forgotten Indian Art,Exercise Photos

In India on November 19, 2012 at 18:23

Mallakhamb or Malkhamb is a traditional Indian sport in which a gymnast performs feats and poses in concert with a vertical wooden pole or rope. Mallakhamb also refers to the pole used in the sport.

The word “Mallakhamb” is composed of malla which denotes a gymnast or a man of strength and khamb which means a pole. Mallakhamb can therefore be translated to English as pole gymnastics.(wiki)

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Mallakhamb.

 

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Mallakamb.

 

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Mallakhamb.

 

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Mallakhamb.

 

http://news.in.msn.com/gallery/mallakhamb-the-ancient-indian-sport-pics#image=8

 

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  1. Reblogged this on A Message To India and commented:
    Mallakhamb is also for women! I didn’t know that! It must be very gracious!

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  2. I don’t know why but I thought Mallakhamb was only for men!

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