The art of Mungali

The art of Mungali, originally uploaded by KamiSyed.

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3 Responses to The art of Mungali

  1. Zeezat says:

    Oh no.. What a stunning efforts a man doing? Is this happen at a home or theatre? I am willing to know all about Mungali? Is this game only endemic for Pakistan or some where else?

    Hope to know things and traditional behind this Mungali.

    But, the capture of seconds more worth as camera man have enough time to capture things going on. This image is convey the procedure very clear like a gif animation / video clip

    Keep in touch…

    Best Smile,

  2. Syed Kamran Safdar says:

    It was a while ago when I watch a documentary on Nat Geo about this traditional Iranian game. While visiting Iran a month ago I noticed these wooden weights at old cafes and some pictures of wrestlers or say weightlifter. Just yesterday I discovered that this game is played in some areas of Pakistan including Chach (attock) and Haripur.

    The game is called Mungali Pherna. How is it played? Well the weightlifter lifts the wooden mungali of his choice of weight and circulates it around his body, picking it from front, moving over his head and taking it to his back and then bringing it to front. Alternatively picking up two on both hands and revolving them like a fan. Rules? I think one hand and one mungali, 2nd you don’t drop it, 3nrd you don’t rest it on your body for more then a second while moving it around. It a game of sheer power and technique because the most heavy (65 kg and as big as the lifter) Mungali was lifted by a old baba jee.

  3. Zeezat says:

    Thank you very much for your kind and descriptive answer. This is truly a stunning game.

    Again Thanks a lot.


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