Kusthi (Indian Wrestling)

Malla Yudha is the oldest form of modern wrestling, there are several variations are practiced in different regions of India. This is practiced in mud also known as mud wrestling.  It is also mentioned in Mahabharata, the premier character, Bhima was considered to the champion of champions of that time.  Later during the rule of Mugal the art was mixed with Mangolian wresting and some other Asian wresting  were incorporated with malla-yudha and people started called it Pehlwani.