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5 Facts About Kushti

Facts About Kushti

5 Facts About Kushti
  1. Kushti, the Indian form of wrestling, is the oldest sport in the world. 
  2. Dara Singh was awarded the title "Rustam-e-Hind" meaning Champion of India - old or new.
  3. The place where wrestlers train is called the Akhara.
  4. Kushti was developed by the Mughal Empire by combining native malla yuddha with influences from Persian koshti pahlavani.
  5. The earliest mention of Kushti was in the Mahabharata back in 4000 BC.