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If you are thinking that what is Lagori (seven stones) or how to play then after reading this you will come to know how awesome it feels to play Lagori (seven stones). It was one of the best outdoor games to play in my (everyone’s I guess..) childhood.
So let’s start…..
Lagori is a popular sport in southern parts of India, where two teams play this with a ball and pile(stack) of flat stones.
It is originated from the southern parts of the Indian Subcontinent and now known in many countries like Iran, Bangladesh, etc.
History of Lagori (seven stones)
Lagori is an ancient game that was started back at the time of Bhagwata Purana means 5000 years ago and it mentions that Lord Krishna played Lagori with their friends. This Sport was being played for the last 5 millennia. This was one of the popular outdoor games in India and Pakistan in the 1990s.
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How to play Lagori (seven stones)
Lagori is played between two teams with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 7 players each. Lagori is played by targeting the pile of seven stones with the ball. Each team gets their chances, 3 chances for each player to knock down the stack of stones.
If one team is unable to knock it down then the next team gets the chance. If the throwing team knocks down the stones then their task is to reassemble them.
The task for the defensive team is to hit the players with the ball below knee level.
If the throwing team manages to reassemble all stones then victory goes to them. But if the defensive team is able to hit a player then they will be the winner.
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My thoughts on Lagori (seven stones)
In my childhood days, I used to play it a lot. It feels very intense and energetic at the time of throwing and running. You might think I’m overreacting but in childhood days every game feels like an intense game.
While writing this I re-imagined the events that happen when I was playing it.
This game was famous among the youngsters(teens) but now it is fading away day by day. But still, some organizations are trying to make it popular again by organizing tournaments.
Now Lagori has reached international heights with more than 30 countries playing it.
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2 thoughts on “What is Lagori? and how to play (Seven stones)”
are there any tournaments in Jaipur for lagori?
I’m 25 can I participate in the games held?
Currently, there are none. The last tournament held was in 2019 which was U-19.