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Vaikunthapali {snake and ladders)

Snakes and ladders are regarded as a worldwide classic board game for two or more players. In south India, it is referred to as Vaikuntha Palli or param pada Sopana Patam often played by Hindu devotees of God Vishnu during the Vaikuntha Ekadashi festival to stay awake during the twilight. According to historians, Saint Gyandev invented this game and used it as a part of moral instruction to children.

The ladder is figurative of the connection between heaven and Earth. It is also associated with Hindu philosophy contrasting karma and kama or destiny and desire.

       The board was covert with illustrative images, the top   featuring gods, angels, and majestic beings, while the rest of the board covert with pictures of animals, flowers and people. The ladders represent qualities like altruism, loyalty, and humbleness, while snakes represent sins such as lust, outrage, homicide, thievery.

Players take turns rolling a single dice (of different shapes) to move their token by the number of squares indicated by the dice rolled. If on, completion of a move, a players token lands on the lower numbered end of a ladder., the player moves the token up to t ladder”s higher numbered square and vice versa. If a 6 is rolled, sri valki, [21-07-2022 21:04]

Snakes and ladders are regarded as a worldwide classic board game for two or more players. In south India, it is referred to as Vaikuntha Palli or param pada Sopana Batam often played by Hindu devotees of God Vishnu during the Vaikuntha Ekadashi festival to stay awake during the twilight. According to historians, Saint Gyandev invented this game and used it as a part of moral instruction to children.

The ladder is figurative of the connection between heaven and Earth. It is also associated with Hindu philosophy contrasting karma and kama or destiny and desire.

player, after moving, immediately rolls again for another turn; otherwise play passes to the next player in turn. The player who is first to bring their token to the last square of the track is the winner.

Deviations occurs where a player must roll the exact number to reach the final square. If the die roll is too large, the token either remains in place or goes off the final square and back again. Whoever moves the last token to the home space wins.

In every board game we play there will be moral, here in this sopana patam lasting truth is that for every ladder you hope to climb, a snake is waiting and for every snake a ladder will compensate. Good deeds take you up, bad deeds take you down. Hard work leads to success and bad deeds leads to disobedience. Accept it that way and you will able to lead a happy life if you balance ups and downs equally. Patience is another virtue that we can learn from this game. By keeping patience, every odd in your life will disappear and outcome will be fruitful.one can attain moksha through good whereas, by doing evil one will be reborn as lower forms of life.

              Life’s full of tricky snakes and ladders.