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Traditional Games Of South India

Bambaram (பம்பரம்)

Bambaram is yet another traditional game played in TamilNadu and Karnataka also known as Lattu in Urdu. Spinning Tops are used for fun experience in this game. The skill and interest in this game is reducing due to other interests taking priority...

Gilli Danda – Kitti Pul

Cricket played with a stick instead of a bat is exactly the structure of Gilli Danda. Previously Gilli Danda was as amateur sports played in the rural parts of India. The game’s origins in India date back to at least the Maurya Dynasty. It is beli...

Pallankuzhi (Board Game Of Tamil Nadu)

Pallankuzhi is a traditional board game of Tamil Nadu, which is mainly played by the women of Tamil Nadu. It is generally played by those South Indian women of lower economic strata, who hardly find any leisure time for entertainment. Pallankuzhi...

Nondi (நொண்டி) [Pandi (பாண்டி)]

Nondi is a very funny hopping game played by the girls in many rural villages of Tamil Nadu. It is known as Tokkudu Billa/Tangidi Billa in Andrapradesh and Kunte Bille in Karnataka it is played by the girls in many villages, even today.

Five Stones (Kuzhangal/ Anchankal/Kallankal)

The game of 5 stones is believed to have originated in Ancient Asia, during the Siege of Troy in 1184 B.C., Five stones is played by 2 or more players, using 5 small stones. The object is to complete a set of eight steps. This game increases the e...

Seven Stones

Seven Stones is one of the Indian traditional games widely played in South India. Also played in other regions, it is the most complex popular children’s game in India. The game is played between two teams in an unlimited area involving a ball and...

Paramapadham

Paramapadham (Thayam) is one of the traditional board games of India. Paramapadham in English means Snakes and Ladders. Inspired by religion, the game was created in ancient India before 1892. This traditional game was believed to be symbolic of a...

Dayakattai (Indian Ludo)/ Thayakattam

Dayakattai is a board game played from ancient time in Tamilnadu which is situated on south india. Its is played by 2 to 4 persons at a time. It is a game of make ur fate to lead the life.This game increase the decision making power from child hoo...

Kichi Kichi Thambalam (கிச்சி கிச்சி தாம்பலம்)

This is an interesting traditional game played in villages, which has riverbanks. As this game needs sand for playing it was played in riverbanks. This game increases skills like face reading, direction finding and hiding things without others kno...

Pacha Kudhura (பச்ச குதிரை)

Pacha Kudhura is a traditional game similar to Hurdles Race. It is an ancient game played by kings and their men to develop war skills. The translation for Pacha Kudhura is Green Horse in English. In this game one player will bend in front like a ...

Anila Naaya (அனிலா நாயா)

Anila Naaya is similar to that of Maramerik kurangu (Tree Climbing Monkey). This game is also an interesting and funny game played in urban areas where lot of trees is available. Big trees are not suitable to play this game; small trees with more ...

Oodi Puduchi Vilayaduradhu (ஓடி புடிச்சி விளையாடு)

Oodi puduchi vilayaduradhu is a simple traditional game that can be played anywhere. This game is even played by kids below 2 yrs with their elders for having fun. In between the game, if any player gets tired or if they want to stop the game at ...

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Traditional Games Of South India

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