Wrestling in India has been practiced since the 5th millennium B.C. In Ancient India wrestling was most famously known as MallaYudha. One of the premier characters in Mahabharata Bhimawas considered to be a great wrestler of the time, and some of the other great wrestlers included Jarasandha,Keechaka and Balrama. In the other Indian epic, Ramayana also mentions wrestling in India and Hanuman is described as one of the greatest wrestlers of his time. Wrestling in India is also known as Dangal, and it is the basic form of a wrestling tournament. It is also called kushti in Punjab and Haryana. What began as a way for men to keep fit and entertainment for royal families Wrestling today has emerged as a robust professional sport that brings India international fame.Indian wrestlers have won numerous medals at international competitions in Freestyle Wrestling.
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