According to historical facts origin of the national sport of Azerbaijan, Zurkhaneh goes to 700 years ago and systematized by Puryayi Vali (Mahmud ibn Valiyuddin). Zurkhaneh consist of two words: “zur” meaning power or strength and “khaneh” meaning house, translating to, House of Power or Strength. Zurkhaneh will be held over 3 days in Crystal Hall. Group activity on the first day, the second day of the individual feats, while the third day will be Pahlivan wrestling.
Facts and figures
•Zurkhaneh competition held under rhythms of mursud. Murshud is the person playing instrument Zurkhaneh rhythms. He sits in a place called Serdem. The Door "Serdem" narrow and low passage leading to the opening. Serdem 1 or 1.5 meters tall and built from wooden throne.
• The shape and form of Zurkhaneh tools taken of ancient weapons. The participants of zurkhaneh use different equipment like club bell, push-up board, shield, bow and chain throughout the session
• There are 5 weight categories in wrestling: 60kq, 70kq, 80kq, 90kq, + 90kq. 2 rounds of 3 minutes each time, and the fight continues. One gets to rest for 30 seconds.