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Sunday, March 27, 2011

ATYA PATYA

Atya Patya is the thrilling ancient game of India. It is widely played in the state of Maharashtra. Atya patya, one of the Major Games of Indian origin, is very popular particularly in rural areas and is also played in the cities. In the moonlights the game is played in the villages. Through the game has been played since time immemorial, it was played with different names and improvised and convenient rules accoding to situation. The game was known in different names such as Sur-pati, Lon-pati,Darya-banth, saragari, saramani, tilli, uppinat, uppupatti, choupal pati, panchwati, chikka etc.


This Game of Atya-Patya, as per the rules framed by Atya Patya Federation of india, consists of four innings, each innings having a duration of 7 minutes. Each team consists of 9 players and each game consists of 2 innings. At the end of each innings, there is an interval for 5 minutes. The match is decided on the basis of best of best of three games. The side of assailants scores one point for each trench crossed by them. The inning consists of 2 plays of 7 minutes alternately played by assailants and defenders.


The play field for Atya-patya shall be marked as shown in the diagram. There shall be 9 Breadthwise strips known as trenches (pati), 23 feet 1 inch long and 13 inches in width
The Central lengthwise strip known as the Central Trench (sur-pati) E.F. and is 89 feet 1 inch long and 13 inches wide. (As given in the sketch).
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The Central trench (sur-pati) divides each of the 9 trenches onto equal halves. In all, there are 9 trenches on this game. There shall be a clear space of 10 feet around the play fields.
Those, who try to cross the trenches are called
assailants at the commencement of the play two batches of the assailants, assemble in the area between the frot trench and boundary line. The defenders shall stand on the trenches one on each trench facing the front trenches, wile grenadier (sur) shall stand on the Central Trench, ready to curb the squares. The defendants cannot change the trenches during an inning.

After the signal for commencement of the inning is given, the grenadier shall cut the squares. He cannot put any assailant out unless he has cut the squares at the start 4 assailant will start the same and then 2nd Batch will play tailor will enter lastly.

The Grenadier and the defenders shall try to make the assailants out without committing faults and assailants shall try to cross as many trenches as possible during the innings. If all the trenches are crossed by the assailants, the foremost assailant shall call for a
Tond and in that case the defenders will immediately turn about and give Tond.

When all the trenches are crossed, it is said that the
Lona is scored. As soon as the Lona is scored, Referee shall announce about the same. On such announcement, all the assailants who are not out, shall go up to the front trench and again the play will start. Whichever party scores more points in 2 innings wins the Game.

The officials require for the management of the Match are one Referee, One Scorer, and 4 Umpires. One for each player and one for the grenadier with the foremost assailant to mark the trenches crossed by the side and inform the Referee grenadier scorer accordingly. 



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