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India is a country with the origin of many sports. So, on this occasion here are the Top 10 Popular Games with Indian Origins.

There are many sports which had Indian Origin but we thought that they originated in foreign countries.

List of Top 10 Popular Games with Indian Origins

1. Polo

2. Jallikattu

3. Ludo

4. Snakes and Ladders

5. Cards

6. Chess

7. Kabaddi

8. Carrom

9. Badminton

10. Kho kho


Polo - Top 10 International Games with Indian Origins
Polo – Top 10 International Games with Indian Origins

The home origin of ancient polo was Central Asia but it was the Indian state Manipur which started the modern format of the game.

In the 15th Century, the Babur the Mughal Emperor made this sport famous around its surrounding areas and then it spread worldwide.

It is played with a stick and a player sitting on a horse.

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Everyone thought bullfighting originated in Spain. But in India ancient bullfighting was introduced with different names like Jallikattu, and Manju Virattu which are celebrated during the Pongal festival.

 Now it has become a sport for the entertainment of people and many people participate to win the cash prize earlier it was a popular sport in ancient tribes of Tamil Nadu.


Ah! One of India’s famous Indoor games. The whole lockdown was passed by many people playing ludo online. But enough of it.

Do you know – That in early times it was called ‘Pachisi’ and Akbar was called the most interesting person in this game?

Pachisi was an evolved form of ‘Chausar’ which originated at the times of Kauravas and Pandavas.

In modern times Britisher modified it as we know it now and named it Ludo in the year 1896.


It was called ‘Moksha Patam’ in history and is believed that it was created by Saint Gyandev in the 13th Century.

It was based on the theory of Karma. Ladders represented Good Karma while Snakes represented Bad Karma.

And when you reached the top or 100th square, it was represented by ‘Nirvana’.


Cards are one of the indoor games people play at festivals or on normal days. It can be used to play different games like Bluff, Rummy, and many more.

It originated during the Mughal time in the 16th Century.

Coincidence or Something else: There are a total of 52 cards in a deck and there are 52 weeks in a year. Interestingly, the total sum of all the values of the 52 cards (Ace = 1, King = 13, Queen = 12, Jack = 11) and 1 Joker is 365. Isn’t it Amazing!!!

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