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» Ganesha, the elephant-headed god, is often called the "Remover of Obstacles" and is generally prayed to before starting an invocation to any other god.
» Card games are enormously popular in Nepal. Men often spend many hours of the day playing with friends and neighbors, betting small amounts of money, and enjoying chai or some stronger refreshment.
» Bagh chal is a traditional Nepali board game which involves skill, cunning, and a great deal of strategy and planning. One player controls four tigers, while the other controls 20 goats. The goats' objective is to surround and block the tigers in order to avoid being eaten by them. Conversely, the tigers attempt to eat the goats by jumping over them.