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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ba Katan/Swimming: a Traditional Sport/ Folk Game from Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar

Notes on Traditional Folk Games/Sports from Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar (Uttarakhand Folk Games) Part -23   

 Outdoor Traditional/Folk games of Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar part- 14

                          Narration: Bhishma Kukreti (Folk Literature Research Scholar)

              Ba Katan or Swimming is popular game of Garhwal, Kumaon, and Haridwar where deep rivers flow or where there is Khali/Hauj/Baudi or pond. The children or youth may do swimming competitively or without competition.  
 There are folk stories about swimming in Garhwali too.

Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti 25 /6/2014
      References

Bhishma Kukreti, 2010, Folk Games of Uttarakhand, merapahad.com
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Ba Katan/Swimming: a Traditional Sport/ Folk Game from Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar; Ba Katan/Swimming: a Traditional Sport/ Folk Game from Pauri Garhwal, Udham Singh Nagar Kumaon and Haridwar; Ba Katan/Swimming: a Traditional Sport/ Folk Game from Chamoli Garhwal, Nainital Kumaon and Haridwar; Ba Katan/Swimming: a Traditional Sport/ Folk Game from Rudraprayag Garhwal, Almora Kumaon and Haridwar; Ba Katan/Swimming: a Traditional Sport/ Folk Game from Tehri Garhwal, Champawat Kumaon and Haridwar; Ba Katan/Swimming: a Traditional Sport/ Folk Game from Uttarkashi Garhwal, Bageshwar Kumaon and Haridwar; Ba Katan/Swimming: a Traditional Sport/ Folk Game from Dehradun Garhwal, Pithoragarh Kumaon and Haridwar;