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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Antakshari: A Spoken Parlor Folk Game played in Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar

Notes on Traditional Folk Games/Sports from Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar (Uttarakhand Folk Games) Part -5  
Event or and Marriage Traditional/Folk games of Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar part- 3

                          Narration: Bhishma Kukreti (Folk Literature Research Scholar)

               Antakshari is quite old game of India. Antakshari is derived from Sanskrit words –Ant means end and Akshar means letter. Antakshari is group game.
Each contestant begins the first verse of a song (usually Indian film Song) or poetry that begins with the consonant on which the previous consonant’s song or poetry ends.
 The starting poem of any Antakshari starts as –
Samy Bitane ke Liye karna hai kuch kam
Shuru Karen Antakshari lekar Hari ka nam
The first song or poetry would start by consonant word that starts from ‘M’.
This author is witness in his mess, the students used to play Antakshari through poetry and not film song in Silogi High School, Malla Dhangu, Pauri Garhwal.
The contestants could be two or more and there are two groups to play Antakshari.

Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti 4/6/2014

      References

Bhishma Kukreti, 2010, Folk Games of Uttarakhand, merapahad.com
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