Lagori, dikori or lagoori (Persian: هفتسنگ (haft sang), meaning seven stones), also known as lingocha, widely played in South India, is a game played between two teams in an unlimited area involing a ball and a pile of flat stones. A member of one team (the seekers) throws a soft ball at a pile of stones to knock them over. The seekers then try to restore the pile of stones while the opposing team (the hitters) throws the ball at them. If the ball touches a seeker, he is out and his team continues without him. But a team member can always safeguard himself by touching the opposite team member before the ball hits him.