For Boys aged 9 years and above.
Gilli Danda/Kittipulla has other names such as Lippa, S-Cianco, and so on. This game is Traditional amateur sport played among almost all the rural regions of the Indian subcontinent and Southern Europe.
- In Tamil, it is Kitti Pullu.
- In Telugu, it is Gooti Billa.
- In Bangla, it is Dangguli.
- In Kannada, it is Chinni-Dandu.
- In Malayalam, it is Kuttiyum Kolum.
- In Marathi, it is Viti Dandu.
- In Pashto, it is Lappa Duggi.
This outdoor game improves hand-eye co-ordination, mathematical skills, and mapping skills.
Different rules are followed by everywhere and you can have fun making your own rules. This game is like cricket or baseball but without a ball.
How To Play Gilli Danda (கில்லி தண்டா)/Kittipulla (கிட்டிபுள்ளை):
A circle of 4 feet diameter is drawn on the ground. An oblong-shaped small hole is dug in the center of the circle which must smaller that Gilli. The players divided into two teams. One team does batting and the other does fielding.
The fielders can stand in any position of their choice from where they can catch the Gilli.
The first player put the Gilli in the hole and lift it using danda in the air and strike it.
If the first player fails at the first attempt, he gets another chance. The folder tries to catch the Gilli before it touches the ground. If the fielder does, then the batsman is out and the turn passed to the second player to hit the Gilli.
If no fielder catches the Gilli, then the fielder has to throw the Gilli to the circle where Danda is kept.
If the Gilli hits the Danda in the circle, the offender is out, or even if the Gilli reaches near to the Danda which is shorter than the measurement of one Danda and Gilli then also the player is out.
Then the offender will hit the Gilli with Danda and while Gilli jumps he hits it. The distance between where the offender stands and where Gilli falls will be measured by the player using Danda.
One Danda length is one point. If the player tosses the Gilli twice or thrice before hitting, the score will be two times or three times higher than the actual.
The player gets three chances to hit the Gilli with danda. If he failed to hit it or his Gilli caught by a fielder, he is out.
The game continues until all batsmen are out. Then players change their teams. The fielders of the first round will play as batsmen in the next round and vice versa.
The game continues the same way. The team scores higher wins.
Gilli Danda/Kittipulla Package Specifications:
|Model Name||Gilli Danda|
|Dimensions||15 x 1 inches & 5 x 1 inches|
|Sales Package||Handcrafted & Colored Wooden Gilli & Danda|
|Country of Manufacture||India|
|Number of Players||2 (or) 2 teams with any number of players|