This is a Tamil game of Drop the Handkerchief.

Game Instructions

The children sit in a circle except for the one who is "It". She goes around the outside of the circle holding a handkerchief while singing, "Kola kolaya mundhirika". The kids in the circle respond with, "Neraya neraya suthi vaa." At some point the one who's "It" drops the handkerchief behind a child. That child has to pick up the handkerchief and chase the one who's "It" around the circle until the one who's "It" takes the 2nd child's spot. If the one who's "It" is caught first, she continues being "It".

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Vidya Elangovan for translating this song!

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