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Evidence for Akṣadyūta

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1528
Type Historical text
Game Akṣadyūta
Location Mahabharata
Date 1000-01-01BCE - 0901-12-31BCE
Rules Two players. Players grasp beans and throw them onto a mat. Uneven numbers of beans force a win.
Content Story of the gambling game in the Mahabharata between Shakuni and Yudhishthira. It describes Shakuni cheating and winning as soon as he makes grasps, and the grasps of uneven numbers wins. Syed 2020.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Elite, Royalty
Genders Male
Source Syed, R. 2020."The Akṣadyūta in the Mahabharata." In R. Gowri Raghavan and D. Vinayak Kamath (eds.) Playing with the Past: Proceedings of the National Conference on Ancient and Medieval Indian Games, 1 & 2 June, 2019. Mumbai: India Study Centre Trust, 223-230.

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