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 12th Feb 2018 – The Supreme Court on Monday, 12th Feb 2018, refused to grant interim stay on traditional buffalo races ‘Kambala’ held in Karnataka. The next date of hearing is March 14. That allows all the Kambla scheduled for this season of 2017-18 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 – Location
19-Nov-2017, Sunday – Pilikula – Nethravathi Phalguni – Location (Cancelled)
25-Nov-2017, Saturday – Hokkaadi goli – Veera Vikrama – Location
03-Dec-2017, Sunday – Kottara – Rama Lakshmana – Location
09-Dec-2017, Saturday – Baradi Beedu – Soorya Chandra – Location
16-Dec-2017, Saturday – Venoor – Soorya Chandra – Location
23-Dec-2017, Saturday – Mulki seeme – Moodu Padu – Location
31-Dec-2017, Sunday – Surathkal Madhava Nagara – Rama Lakhshmana – Location
06-Jan-2018, Saturday – Miyaru – Lava Kusha – Location
13-Jan-2018, Saturday – Adve-Nandikoor – Koti Chennaya – Location
21-Jan-2018, Sunday – Puttur – Koti Chennaya – Location
27-Jan-2018, Saturday – Aikala Bava – Kanthabaare Budabaare – Location
03-Feb-2018, Saturday – Katapadi Beedu – Moodu Padu – Location
13-Feb-2018, Tuesday – Althaar – Barkuru – Kshethrapala Nagaraja – Location
10-Feb-2018, Saturday – Jappina Mogaru – Jaya Vijaya – Location
17-Feb-2018, Saturday – Vamanjoor Thiruvailu – Sankupoonja Devupoonja – Location
24-Feb-2018, Saturday – Uppinangadi – Vijaya Vikrama – Location
03-Mar-2018, Saturday – Bangaadi Kolli – Soorya Chandra – Location
10-Mar-2018, Saturday – Kakkepadavu – Sathya Dharma – Location
18-Mar-2018, Sunday – Thalapady Panjala – Soorya Chandra – Location