Friday, June 12, 2009

Board Game Competitions

Mysore based cultural organisation 'Chintana Balaga' had organised an one day competition in Chaukabara, Pagade and Aligulimane for the citizens of Mysore on last Sunday, 7 June 2009 at Sri Vidya Shankara Kalyana Mantapa in front of Gun House, Mysore.

Men, women and children of all age group delightfully took part playing 7 house chaukabara, and other two games.

It was the quintessential Mysore brahmin crowd at the venue. Kids, though small in number, were equally well versed in the games and gave a tough competition to elders.

Each game of 7 house chaukabara was played by four players with each player racing his/her 6 coins against opponents' coins with the aid of 6 cowrie shells.

Games proved engrossing not only for the participants but also for the onlookers.

Young and old alike took part enthusiastically in the day-long event.

This is the final game of chaukabara in which the participant in orange, green, blue and white dress won the top four prizes respectively.

The above is the final game of pagade. The participant in green saree was the winner while the gentleman in white and the lady in pink dress were the first and second runners-up respectively.


YOSEE said...

So happy to see younsters showing interest in traditional games too.

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