Kushti - Wrestling in soil

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Photo and caption by indrajit khambe

Kusti is means wrestling. This construction is made around 1895 by one of the great king of Kolhapur ‘ Shau Maharaj’ who was very modern in his thinking and he promoted this game with things like education and agriculture. he gets credit of building first water dam in India in 1909. This building in totally made from clay. The soil in wrestling area is specially prepaired for this game which contain lot of Aurveda medicines like turmeric, honey and many more. This soil is good for skin and wrestler from all over India taking benefit of it from last 125 years.

Location: kolhapur, maharashtra, india


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