National Geographic Your Shot

In the Mud | Photograph by Anirban Mandal
In India, mud wrestling is a fierce sport called Kushti. #YourShotPhotographer Anirban Mandal explains that the sport is actually a way of life, passed down from teacher to student while living in communal residences called akharas. He says, "The brotherhood of the men living in Akharas practice strict diet, discipline and sacrifice from distractions in order to prepare their bodies and minds, learning techniques, gathering strength and speed for the sport."

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@willsheps2 that's a painful pic haha


@willsheps2 thanku very much will,god bless you




Cómo les gusta maltratar el cuerpo!!! 😢😢😡😡😡😠😠


Wonderful. Kushti is a Farsi name which same meaning .




Диана,точно, знаменитые компании сделали опр/ос, с серьезным вознаграждением. Мне на неделе 45 т/р. вып/латили, я в шоке была. Можно успеть пройти. Торопись. Сс.ылка на оп,рос этот в моем про,филе указана так что проходи.


@jevinbember too many coffee and nicotine




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Exquisite work. Very inspiring ✨✨


Stunning compositions


You should see the other guy 😉😉


Wow Ethan, great moves, keep it up, I'm proud of you.


@rahulnopani you’re so famous!!!!!


@willsheps2 @abaicliff Rahul playing it up for national geographic


What is this 😐😐


I saw mud wrestling in Varanasi. Great capture!


@pitts_protography and if you look to the left side of the river, you can see Harper and josh in an intense round of Kushti, or ancient Indian mud wrestling. They have been practicing for weeks now with a strict diet of hamburgers, spaghetti, and deli sandwiches, gathering strength and speed for the sport.


Kushti 👌😂😳🙈😉




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Then from this mud are born Orcs 😂

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