Kori Katta is a favourite sport of people living in the coastal region of Dakshina Karnataka. Its called Kori Katta in Tulu and Koli Pade in Kundapura kannada. Its a fight between Two cocks, they let their cock fight against each other.
This fight is till one cock dies in the fight or wound beyond survive.People usually grow different breeds of cocks just for the purpose of this folk sport, and many are very passionate about the game. Some of the names for the cock usually we call in Cock fight are Bolle, Maipe, Karbolle, Kemmaire, Kadle, Uriye, Kupule and Peradinge. Peradinge look like Hen instead cock, small in size and very cunning, other cock think its hen and do not start fighting. Perade means Hen in tulu.This sports is usually conducted in the vicinity of temples and still goes on albeit surreptitiously and furtively in many surrounding parts of Mangalore. There may be a religious basis for this sport as I have seen this being conducted during festival seasons.
Normally it’s for the entertainment purpose usually held after some special events such as the on Diwali night, After the Kambala etc. Jathre Katta is observed during town fairs and nithya katta takes place near arrack outlets on a full moon or Amavasye. Under the third type, “Sodthi katta”, a dual between two individuals is settled through the cock fight.
The venue of the cock fight is called “kala”.People bring their own Cocks and they tie a tiny knife called baal to their legs,and then allowed to fight with each other. Process of selecting the pair for fight called as “Jodi Naadunu” is followed by the actual fight “Kori Muttunu”. The fight which does not exceed more than three rounds is decided, when one of the cock runs away or is injured. The winning Cocks owner will get both the cocks in Onti Katta, which will be considered as victory for that evening, and its called as Anka.
There is a special type of Knock Out fight where they are allowed to fight till one dies. People are so passionate about this folk game is that the venue and dates are decided by a dedicated panchanga for this called as Kukkate Panchanga. Some people do come there with out a fighter cock, and they bet money on the cocks, kind of Gambling. This is normally not the tradition of cock fight, but people added this to make some money, police often ride such places where gambling happen on these cock fights, but it still persist.The defeated cock(died or wounded) given to owner of winner cock. Usually Kori sukka and Kori Rotti is made from this Dead cock to celebrate Victory of cock fight. Lots of betting takes place and is full of fun, betting is illegal.
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