Indian pole-dancing (Mallakhamb players)

by MM

It is called Mallakhamb players, but I am not sure if this is a new form of gymnastics in India , but the 'guys" doing the pole-dancing are pretty good at it.  The Mallakhamb players did not ask for Rupee bills and none were given out.

Night-club dancers: eat your heart out.  Cute music too:


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by yolanda on

Thank you for sharing! It looks more gymnastics and  acrobactis than is a heart-stopping performance.

Thanks to you-tube, people can watch this type of unique skills originated in India.



by Mehrban on

I had a classmate in college that could be a flag which is the pose that you hold the pole and stretch horizontally from it.  I used to think that was incredible.  Now this is incredible. thank you for posting.


information on Mallakhamb from wiki

by MM on

Mallakhamb or Malkhamb is a traditional Indian sport in which a gymnast performs feats and poses while hanging from a vertical wooden pole or rope. Mallakhamb also refers to the pole used in the sport.

The word "Mallakhamb" is composed of malla which denotes a gymnast or a man of strength and khamb which means a pole. Mallakhamb can therefore be translated to English as pole gymnastics.