Today the Supreme Court of India has refused to stay a plea filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to ban a legislation in Karnataka that permits the annual buffalo race, Kambala. In September this year, PETA had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking direction from the court to strike down the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, which allows kambala events and other bull-cart races in the state. That clears the Kambala to be held as scheduled. Check the Time Table given below.
Update on 14th Dec 2017– SC has refused to entertain stay against the ordinance and postponed the hearing to Jan 23rd. So all the Kambala till Jan 23rd will go on as usual.
Here is the Timetable of Kambala Races which are going held in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi & Kasargod Districts during the year 2017-18. These are the dates announced by District Kambala Committee. Please note dates are subject to change due to unavoidable circumstances.
All Kambalas start at around 8-9AM but real part of the race is later in the afternoon. No seat booking, in fact, there are no seats in most of the Kambala venues. Kambala goes on non-stop day and night for as much as 24-36 hours till all the winners are declared, depending on the buffalo pairs.
11-Nov-2017, Saturday – Moodubidire – Koti Chennaya
19-Nov-2017, Sunday – Pilikula – Nethravathi Phalguni (Cancelled)
25-Nov-2017, Saturday – Hokkaadi goli – Veera Vikrama Google Map Link
03-Dec-2017, Sunday – Kottara – Rama Lakshmana Gold finch city, Bangrakuluru
09-Dec-2017, Saturday – Baradi Beedu – Soorya Chandra Google Map Link
16-Dec-2017, Saturday – Venoor – Soorya Chandra Google Map Link
23-Dec-2017, Saturday – Mulki seeme – Moodu Padu Google Map Link
31-Dec-2017, Sunday – Surathkal Madhava Nagara – Rama Lakhshmana Google Map Link
06-Jan-2018, Saturday – Miyaru – Lava Kusha Google Map Link
13-Jan-2018, Saturday – Adve-Nandikoor – Koti Chennaya Google Map Link
21-Jan-2018, Sunday – Puttur – Koti Chennaya Google Map Link
27-Jan-2018, Saturday – Aikala Bava – Kanthabaare Budabaare Google Map Link
03-Feb-2018, Saturday – Katapadi Beedu – Moodu Padu Google Map Link
10-Feb-2018, Saturday – Jappina Mogaru – Jaya Vijaya
18-Feb-2018, Sunday – Vamanjoor Thiruvailu – Sankupoonja Devupoonja
24-Feb-2018, Saturday – Uppinangadi – Vijaya Vikrama
25-Feb-2018, Sunday – Althaar – Barkuru – Kshethrapala Nagaraja
03-Mar-2018, Saturday – Bangaadi Kolli – Soorya Chandra
10-Mar-2018, Saturday – Kakkepadavu – Sathya Dharma
18-Mar-2018, Sunday – Thalapady Panjala – Soorya Chandra