Mallakhamb is a pure Indian Game. It is a sport that combines various exercises that improve flexibility, strength, coordination and agility. Along with neuromuscular development, areas of personal character, discipline and self-motivation will be strongly enhanced. Becoming top player isn’t for everyone, but benefits of learning this sport are everlasting. It improves the concentration, helps enhancing immunity power, increases the competitive spirit, and to fight the stress levels in an organized and better ways.
Mallakhamb! the name itself indicates that 'Malla' means wrestler and 'Khamb' means pole. It’s a wrestler’s pole. In 'Manas-olhas' by Someshwar Chalukya and 'Manusmruti' had the earliest refrences about the Mallakhamb. Then, on the 17th Century Shri. BalambhattaDada Deodhar introduced this game to others.
There are many types of Mallakhamb as Pole, Rope, Hanging, Niradhar(without support), on cane, on floating platform, Mallakhamb with weapons etc. But at competitive level only Pole, Rope and Hanging Mallakhamb are being performed by MallakhambPatus. The boys are performing on Pole, Rope and Hanging Mallakhamb and girls on Rope Mallakhamb.
It is a good exercise to our body specially for backbone. Our whole body gets a message while performing on Mallakhamb. So, let’s come together to promote the Pure Indian activity!