印度的赛龙舟




Nehru Trophy Boat race
尼赫鲁赛
Originally uploaded by pravee.

世界杯过了,离北京奥运还有两年。和朋友闲聊的时候谈起中国有什么运动有机会入选奥运正式项目。听说武术比赛过了北京奥运就要撤,没有什么希望。想来想去,赛龙舟似乎有戏。

原以为龙舟是中国独有的,谁知道朋友从印度卡拉拉邦(Kerala)旅游回来告诉我,印度也有龙舟赛。

朋友没有照到印度龙舟,只好在Flickr上找了一些照片充数。





Look at that spray.jpg

Originally uploaded by ToreaJade.

根据卡拉拉的旅游网介绍,他们管龙舟赛叫做Vallom Kallies,龙舟叫Snake Boat(蛇舟)。龙舟赛是为庆祝一个叫Onam的丰收节而举办的。

他们也有一段关于龙舟的神话故事。

The stately snake boats of Aranmula form part of a hoary temple ritual. In days gone by, it is said, bandits once plundered a small boat carrying offerings to a Krishna temple. Lord Krishna, goes the legend, appeared before the distraught devotee in a dream and advised him to build larger boats which, when rowed by a hundred to hundred and fifty oarsmen, could glide swiftly and outstrip any pirate, and so the speedy chundan or snake boat was designed. This legend forms the basis for the snake boat races and boat festivals of Kerala.

原来印度龙舟是按照神旨托梦造来打强盗的,跟咱们屈原的版本有所不同。

仔细看一下,除了没有龙头、赛手黑一点外,印度龙舟跟中国的龙舟很像,但没有打鼓的,所以赛手划桨的节奏也不很整齐。

总体感觉一样,“人多力量大!”





Women boaters.jpg

Originally uploaded by ToreaJade.

女赛手。




Long view.jpg

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Drill time.jpg

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