Now in the present time majority of the youth starts their day with mobile and ends with too.Vedio games and telivision played a major role in 90's but now in the mobile's era most of the indian children and youngsters loosing the habit of playing outdoor games. If they have all the things in a such small device in a relaxable place, then whats the need to go out for searching fun in hot sun.
But all the fun was not in the room before 90s as like as today. At that time there were also so many games for fun and most of the game were out door but some are indoor too.The out door games were full of joy and healthy activities, and indoor games were most recrational.Here are some full desi games and and hope you will try to play these after reading ......
The game is played with two sticks: a large one called a danda, which is used to hit a smaller one, the gilli. Gilli Danda is known by various other names in India. Standing in a small circle, the player balances the gilli on a stone in an inclined manner (somewhat like a see-saw) with one end of the gilli touching the ground while the other end is in the air. The player then uses the danda to hit the gilli at the raised end, which flips it into the air. While it is in the air, the player strikes the gilli, hitting it as far as possible. Having struck the gilli, the player is required to run and touch a pre-agreed point outside the circle before the gilli is retrieved by an opponent. This aspect of the game is similar to runs in cricket or home-runs in baseball.
Kancha was one of the most popular games among children in the neighborhood. It is played using marbles called ‘Kancha’ or ‘Goli’. The players are to hit the selected target ‘kancha’ using their own marble ball. The winner takes all Kanchas of rest of the players.This game used to be play by several players with several types of rules.
Kho Kho was started in India way back, it was played by the people of Maharashtra. It became popular in 1935 when the first edition of rules were published by Akhil Maharashtra Shareerika Shikshan Mandal. It is also called "Game of Chase" . Over the years the rule have gone under a major change. The first Indian Kho-Kho Championship was held in 1959 under the Kho-Kho federation of india. In the year 1982, the game was included as a part in the Indian Olympic Association.
Dhopkhel, also transliterated dhop khel and dhoop khel in Asamese, is a traditional ball game played in the indian state of Assam. Dhopkhel is a famous traditional game held during the spring festival called Bihu. This seasonal game is played by both men and women. Players of this game require speed, stamina and acrobatic skills. A rubber ball called dhop is used to play this game. There will be two teams having 11 players each and the game is played in an open field 125 m long and 80 m wide. Flags known as chukor nishan are planted on the playground.
The game starts when a player throws the dhop (ball) in the air. He has to throw it again if the ball does not fall in the other team’s court. The opponent team tries to catch the ball. The dhop has to be caught by the opposing team, and if they fail, then the other team takes the throw. If a player catches the ball, he has to throw it to the katoni, a player who stands at the opposite end of the court. The team loses the chance of a throw at the katoni if the thrower fails. Then the opposing team gets a chance to throw the dhop. When the katoni is hit below the waist, it is considered a kota, and the katoni becomes a hoia or a bondha, and loses his status of a ghai - a name initially used for all the players. The bondha goes over to the opposing side and tries to prevent the players of the team from catching the dhop. If a bondha catches the dhop in the opponents' court and succeeds in crossing over to his original side without being touched by any of the opponents, he becomes a ghai. When a team loses ten ghais as hoia or bondha, then the last ghai will be named ghai katoni, and if a kota can be done to him, then it is known as piriutha, which signifies victory for the side. If at the end of the game, there are equal number of ghais, the game is pronounced a draw. The team which gains more ghais is declared as the winning team. Dhopkhel ends in a draw if both teams get equal number of ghais.
5.PITTHU / SATOLIYA/ LAGORI
Lagori or pitthu is a game which is a popular game in India. It is called Dappa Kali in the northern parts of Kerala, especially in Kannur. This game requires a considerable amount of physical exercise and is mainly played by boys. This game is played between two teams. It consists of 10 or 7 marble pieces piled one above the other. One team targets this pile and once they strike it then their next aim is to keep it back while the other team has to block the opposing side from arranging it back. The aim of the game is to be able to break the tower and then rebuild it before getting hit by one of the opponent.
Antakshari is a spoken parlor game played in India. Each contestant sings the first verse of a movie song that begins with the Hindustani consonant on which the previous contestant’s song selection ended.This game was the most popular game among the families.And all the members of mohallas were used to play this most polpular and intresting game at that time.
7.INDIAN MARTIAL ARTS
Ancient India have been the origin of Judo Karate, it was called as Kalaripayate. The art has travelled to east along with Buddhist religion. Buddhist monks who have travelled barefoot from India to the east to spread the gospel of Buddha have this art with them. This technique of defence was very helpful for them as they traveled individually or in small groups.In the all indian subcontinent there are so many martial arts forms scattered all the states with their local specialities.Some name are here-
1.RHANG TA- MANIPUR
5.KALARIPAYATTU – KERALA
6.LATHI YUDDHA – INDIAN VILLAGE
7.PARI KHANDA - BIHAR
8.PACHISI / CHAUPAR
It is a board game that was invented in Ancient India, it includes two teams of two players each on both sides, with their pawns, which adds a strategy that the player follows to win. Akbar and his contemporaries usually played this game on a traditional piece of cloth.we can find this game’s description in the Mahabharata ,where sakuni was a man (uncle of pandwas and kauravas) who was the champion in this game then.
9.SNAKE AND LADDER /MOKSHA PATTAM /SAMP SIDI
Known as Moksha Patam, the game of Snakes and Ladders was originated in India. Snakes and Ladders was a game which was based on the principle of 'karma' and the role of fate. Later, during the British rule, the game found its identity as a classic in England, the United States of America and other parts of the world. Moksha Patam or Parama Padam is a dice game from ancient India, popularly known as Snakes and Ladders. It was from India that it spread to the rest of the world. It was a very popular game to be played its main purpose was not only entertainment but also to teach morality. The central concept is liberation from bondage of passions. So the players move from the lower levels of consciousness to higher levels of spiritual enlightenment and finally to Moksha.
This traditional game is played by both children and adults. This simple game requires 5 pieces of small stones. You spin one stone in the air and pick other stones from the ground without dropping the stone in the air. This game can be played by any number of people.This game was known as the game of Indian women and girls.This was so popular among the girls.
THE ABOVE MENTIONED ARE VERY FEW FROM THE SERIES OF DESI GAMES AS 80'S CHILDREN KNOWS A LOT OF "PITARA" OF GAMES THEY HAD.BUT FRIENDS THESE GAMES SHOWS THE VARIETY OF SPORTS WE HAD IN THAT TIME. SOME GAMES ARE STILL PLAYING AMONG THE YOUTH LIKE KABADDI AND KUSTI AS A PROFESSIONAL SPORT IN THE COUNTRY.BUT THE REST MAY BE THE MATTER OF PAST.
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