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14. Wrestling Courtyard
Wrestling Courtyard inside Mysore Palace

The Kings of Mysore were great Patrons of wrestling.  Through out their long rule, a class of wrestlers called "Jetties" received in particular encouragement.  A favorite rather cruel, for a of wrestling called "Vajramusti" was often exhibited by Jetties, especially during the national festival of Dasara. 

Among the other sports held during the Dasara Session were Horse Races, Foot Ball tournament, Polo tournament (from 1902) and the chase, the last-named consisted of pig-sticking, tiger-shooting, game-shooting etc.

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