20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A traditional form of wrestling in Bangladesh

Boli Khela or Bali Khela is a traditional form of wrestling in Bangladesh, particularly popular in the Chittagong area considered as a national game of the district. It is a form of combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. It is one of the oldest traditions of the Chittagong. The sporting event, held in the first month of the Bengali year date of 7th, always takes place at Madarsha Union as Mokkaro boli khela & same month date of 12th, always takes place at Laldighi Maidan as Jabbarer Boli khela.

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Date Taken: 04.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Chittagong, Bangladesh
Copyright: © Md Zakir Hossain