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Spiritual Games - I

Spiritual Housie

Material Required:
  1. Housie tickets with names of Gods in place of the usual numbers. To prepare these tickets list out the 108 names of Gods. With the use of computer software, you can prepare any number of tickets - Each bearing nine names of Gods from these 108. The software ensures that 'No two tickets are identical.'

  2. List of 108 names.

  3. 108 individual chits bearing one name each.

How to play:
Same way as normal housie is played. i.e. Distribute tickets to all players. Pick out one chit at a time and call out the name. Tick the same in the list. You can have prizes for first line, second line, third line and full house.


Benefits of the game:
  1. Nama-Smaran, done easily with full concentration. (Try to recollect how you behave when you play housie).

  2. While playing you can also ask children question on the names called (in short). You can ask whether they can recollect any bhajan or shloka with the particular name, and reward children who answer. (This is revision the fun way).

  3. This game can be played even with large number of people. In fact the more the merrier.


Game 2
This same game can be modified for our individual balvikas classes where number of children is normally much smaller.

Material Required:
Here, we do not use the housie tickets. Instead we have two sets of chits with the names of god and one list.

How to play:
Distribute one set of chits equally among the children. With the second set play housie as usual, picking up one chit at a time and calling out the name. The child how has corresponding chit has to surrender his chit. Go on playing till only one chit remains with one child. That child is the winner.

Benefits of the game:
  1. Nama-Smaran.
  2. The winner holds on to gods name the longest hence he is the winner.
  3. Like the earlier game, this one also can be used for revision.
108 names of gods which can be used for both the above games. Gurus can make additions to this list.
  1. Anjaneya
  2. Anandadayi
  3. Ananta
  4. Achyuta
  5. Allah
  6. Amba
  7. Bhagawan
  8. Bhuvaneshwari
  9. Buddha
  10. Brahma
  11. Bholanath
  12. Bansidhar
  13. Bhavani
  14. Chittachora
  15. Dattatreya
  16. Deenabandhava
  17. Devi
  18. Damodara
  19. Durga
  20. Ekvira
  21. Easwar
  22. Easwaramma
  23. Gauri
  24. Ganesh
  25. Gangadhar
  26. Ganapati
  27. Girija
  28. Govinda
  29. Gopala
  30. Giridhari
  31. Ghanashyam
  32. Hari
  33. Hara
  34. Hanuman
  35. Indra
  36. Janani
  37. Janaki
  38. Janardhana
  39. Jagannath
  40. Jagadeeshwari
  41. Jesus
  42. Jagadodhara
  43. Jagadamba
  44. Kartikeya
  45. Krishna
  46. Keshava
  47. Kubera
  48. Kamakshi
  49. Kali
  50. Karunakara
  51. Kanhaiya
  52. Lakshmi
  53. Meenakshi
  54. Madhava
  55. Madhusudana
  56. Murlidhara
  57. Maithili
  58. Mukunda
  59. Murahara
  60. Mazda
  61. Mahamaya
  62. Mahesha
  63. Murari
  64. Maruti
  65. Narayana
  66. Neelkanth
  67. Neelagreeva
  68. Narayani
  69. Nandalal
  70. Nandakishor
  71. Narasimha
  72. Natavar
  73. Omkar
  74. Parvati
  75. Panduranga
  76. Pandharinath
  77. Purandhara
  78. Pavaka
  79. Parthiswara
  80. Saraswati
  81. Shambho
  82. Sudarshan
  83. Sita
  84. Sai Baba
  85. Sai ma
  86. Skanda
  87. Savita
  88. Shiva
  89. Shankar
  90. Saiswara
  91. Rama
  92. Raghava
  93. Rahim
  94. Rudra
  95. Radha
  96. Shakti
  97. Trayambak
  98. Trinetra
  99. Uma
  100. Vaidehi
  101. Vishnu
  102. Vithal
  103. Vinayaka
  104. Nalini
  105. Yadunandana
  106. Radheshyam
  107. Venugopal
  108. Dayasagar


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