Interesting facts about Kabaddi

Kabaddi, a desi game recently turned into a league has become prominent new taste for the sports lovers. So, now when you all are enjoying the thrill of this immense game here we are sharing some interesting facts about kabaddi which will make you love this game even more.

Right from the ancient India kabaddi is one of the most popular game played by kings and fighters.

In Mahabharata, Arjuna was acquired with a unique skill to furtive into enemies’ zone kill them and safely come back to his place. The concept of “Chakarvyuh” is somehow similar to it and we have read Arjuna was the only one in Pandavas who was skilled to crash the Chakarvyuh effortlessly.

As per the reference of Buddhist literature, Buddha used to play Kabaddi for recreational motives.

Indian men and women’s team are the most successful teams won all Asian championships and world cup.

kabaddi players

Kabaddi is state game of Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Punjab.


Kabaddi is the National game of Bangladesh and Nepal.


In India, Kabaddi is played in four different styles; Sanjeevani, Gaminee, Amar and Punjabi.

  • In 1926 Berlin Olympics, Kabaddi was demonstrated by India and it received national exposure for the first time.
  • The All India Kabaddi Federation came into existence during 1950 and sketched the rules and regulations for the game further it reconstituted as the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India in 1973.
  • The first Asian Kabaddi Championship was held in 1980 and India won the championship against Bangladesh in the finals.
  • The first National tournament for Kabaddi was held in Chennai for Men’s team.





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