5 Traditional Games of India

Kancha - Traditional Games
Kancha - Traditional Games

In the history of indian sports traditional games are most important part of that period. In a time where people play gadgets and video games, we all have almost forgotten the traditional games of India. Those time when we couldn’t wait to come after school and run to our neighborhood to play games.

Here are some traditional games, we as Indians love to play:

1Gilli Danda

Gilli Danda - Traditional Games
Gilli Danda

An amateur sport, Gilli Danda is one of the most thrilling games invented on the Indian Subcontinent thought to be originated 2,500 years ago.

The game requires two sticks. The smaller, oval-shaped wooden piece is called “Gilli“ whereas the longer one is termed as “danda”. The player needs to utilize the danda to hit the Gilli at the raised end, which flips it into the air. While it is in the air, the player hits the Gilli, as far as possible. Then, the player is required to run and touch a point (It is agreed with the players from before) outside the circle before the Gilli is taken by an opponent. The secret of winning this game is all in the technique of raising and hitting Gilli.

One of the amazing things about the game is that there are no strict rules about the upper limit of the number of players. It can be played between four players all the way up to 100 or even more players.



    • Yes, it is called that as well. A really dun game and we are sure all Indians would have played it at least once in their lifetime 🙂


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