History of Ludo Game and Related Story in Hindi | History of Ludo game and some stories related to it
It is written in Bhagavad Gita, life is a game and playing is our religion. Sports were given more importance in ancient India. India is a country where God himself used to play the game. Yes, today we are going to tell you about such a game (Board Game). Which are popular all over the world. Many western countries claim that they have invented this game, but this game is related to ancient India. Let us know about the interesting information related to the history of Ludo, the major game played on Board Games .
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You know this game very well. Ludo is the most famous game of today’s time. You must have played this game at some point or the other. If we go to find the roots of this game, then we come across the mythological epic Mahabharata, the incident in which the Pandavas put Draupadi at stake.
Ludo was known as “Pachisi” at that time. The reason for the war of Mahabharata was this game of twenty-five. Not only in the Mahabharata, but also in Hindu mythology, there is a mention of Pachisi. There are stories related to almost all Hindu gods and goddesses related to Pachisi.
In one instance, Shri Krishna is seen playing this game with Satyabhama. There is also one opinion that this game was played by Mata Parvati and Shiva on Mount Kailash.
The earliest mention of Pachisi in history we get in the 16th century in the court of the most influential king of the Mughal Sultanate, Akbar, he got a huge Pachisi board built in the court of Fatehpur Sikri. Where they used their maids as pawns in the game. And used to enjoy the game of Pachisi in a great way. According to the research done on this game, this game is more than 2000 years old. This game is played in ten ways in Mysore alone, so you can imagine how many ways it would have been played all over India.
This game has 15 to 20 different names. We are also known by the names of Pagade, Pachisi, Chopad, Chausad, Daiktam, Soktam and Varges etc. Four players play in Pachisi. But due to the king of the south, many changes took place in this game.
In the 19th century, the king of Mysore, Krishnaraja Wodeyar III, had four wives and more than 22 slaves, and he wanted to play the game of twenty-five with all his wives. That’s why he made a Pachisi board with 6 players. And later on, he made Pachisi with 8, 12 and 16 players so that he could play this game with all his maids as well.
Maharaj Wodiyar did not stop only, he made many changes in this game. He changed the look of the game by adding ethics to the board of Pachisi. In it, the next birth of a human being has been conceived according to the deeds at different stages, like if you do good deeds then you will get the throne in the next life. Maharaja Wodiyar linked this game with religion and character.