game requires at least ten players. Four players link their arms
together, forming a chain. These four players are the Aghasura serpent.
They must not let go of each other’s arm, but must always run linked
Aghasura demon tries to catch as many cowherd boys at one time as he
can by forming a circle around them. As soon as one or more of the
cowherd boys is circled by Aghasura, he or they must link their arms
with the others on the demon and help to capture the remaining cowherd
boys. While running, the cowherd boys call to Krishna for help by
loudly chanting “Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna! Krishna!
Krishna! He! Krishna save me! Krishna delivers me!” the game is over
when everyone has been caught and is part of one long Aghasura serpent.