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Talapanthukali is a traditional game held during Onam in Kerala. This is an outdoor game played by dividing the players into two groups. The ball for this game is made by covering pebbles in layers of dried-up plantain leaves. The stick used for this game is called ‘natta’, which is planted at one end of the court.

One group tries to hit the stick with the ball while the other group tries to catch the ball. The ball should not go outside the boundary of the court, which is an open space marked by lines. And if the ball is caught, that particular man is out and he gets another chance later. The team that hits the stick wins the match and celebrates the victory by making a circle round the planted stick.

Updated on 16th February, 2015


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