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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Inauguration of Kreedaa Kaushalya 2017

The ninth edition of the traditional board games exhibition, Kreedaa Kaushalya , was inaugurated this morning with the traditional lighting of the lamp by Maharajakumari Indrakshi Devi and Sri R. Raja Chandra at 'Ramsons' the flagship store of Handicrafts Sales Emporium, in front of the Zoo in the city. 

The chief guest Dr. H.P. Devaki, Director, Oriental Research Institute (ORI) of the University of Mysore, released seven new board games that have been introduced this year.

More than 1000 games representing 37 odd games are on display. The exhibition is open from 10 am to 7 pm, daily and will conclude on 14 May 2017. 

L-R: Sri R. Raja Chandra, Prof. D. Srijay Devaraj Urs, Sri D. Ram Singh, Dr. H.P. Devaki and Sri R.G. Singh

L-R: Sri R.G. Singh Sri R. Raja Chandra, Maharajakumari Indrakshi Devi avaru, Smt. Prameela Victor and Sri D. Ram Singh


The layout of the exhibition
Lighting the lamp by Maharajakumari Indrakshi Devi avaru for an auspicious beginning of the exhibition

Sri R. Raja Chandra and Maharajakumari Indrakshi Devi avaru inaugurated the exhibition by rolling the dice for a game of Pagaday

Sri R. Raja Chandra and Maharajakumari Indrakshi Devi avaru inaugurated the exhibition by rolling the dice for a game of Pagaday
Dr. H.P. Devaki releasing the game board of '28 Sepoys' 



Game boards on trays and manays (low stools)

Four handed Chaduranga


A game of Anay Kattu


Collector's edition of Chess men made out of teak wood and painted with gold

A game board of Taabla
Pictures are by Sri Suraj M.N.

3 comments:

Naresh Kumar said...

Best wishes ..great efforts to save our traditional games ..

Raja said...

It was a memorable trip and Thanks for inviting us.

Raghu Dharmendra said...

@ Raja: Raja Chandra Sir, it was a pleasure to have you and your better-half at the inauguration of Kreedaa Kaushalya 2017. We at RKP look forward for your continued support in all our activities to promote the art and culture of Mysuru.

@ Naresh Kumar: Thanks Naresh for your cordial wishes.