Gyanbazi - Game of Snakes and Ladders (20)

Posted: 23.06.2010
Updated on: 30.11.2012

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Gyanbazi - Game of Snakes and Ladders

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Game of Snakes and Ladders is played in almost every country of the World. It also helps to teach some aspects of a religion. Hence there are many versions of this game depending on various religions.

This pata is a fine example of Jain version. The checkered board is divided into eighty-four numbered squares. Each square represents a human quality. The ladders denote virtues and the snakes indicate vices, both of which determine rise or fall of a human.

The four-tiered pavilion at the top of the painting represents the heavens.

 

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