Thursday, December 21, 2006

Gilli Danda…


Another incident bringing back my childhood memories, peeking out of my office backyard, I observed few of my colleagues were indulging in Gilli Danda , an amateur sport, similar to cricket, that is popular among youth in rural India.


The game is played with Gilli – Danda and a pillow, small pit shaped like a "banana" made in the ground. “Gilli" - A small wooden cylindrical shaped piece of about one inch diameter and 4-5 inches long is sharpened like a lead pencil from both sides. The "Danda" is a wooden rule or stick similar to that used by teachers in the school. The length of the rule is about feet and half long.

Indeed a great indian game played for centuries engaging the mass... interesting isn't it?

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5 comments:

Abhishek Sinha Thu Dec 21, 10:21:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Cool one Rajesh...
While playin the game i saw that few guys r taking da pics... nd u went one step ahead and published the blog... Good...
This game is indeed interesting and you are welcome next time we play that... We take out some time on Friday afternoon to play these 'Desi' games, nd we rally njoy...

nJOy,
Abhishek

Rajesh Dangi Thu Dec 21, 10:25:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Thanks Abhishek for the invite, I will certainly enjoy it!

Anonymous Thu Dec 21, 04:32:00 PM GMT+5:30  

How nice the way you post the photos. Make me understand more about the game. Interesting!

Mental Floss Fri Dec 22, 11:53:00 AM GMT+5:30  

Reminds me of the good old days when we used to play gilli danda, kanche, lattoo all those crazy games. Good shots.

Lavender Lady Sat Dec 23, 11:25:00 PM GMT+5:30  

Thank you for sharing these photos and the information. I did not know of this game and it sounds fun!