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.
Olapanthu - ball made of coconut leaves - used to play the game in Kerala
In other parts of the country, the same game is known by the name of lingorchya (Maharashtra), pitthu (Haryana and northern Rajasthan), sitoliya (Rajasthan), or satodiyu (Gujarat). In Andhra Pradesh, logori is played with 7 stones and is called yedu penkulata, dikori or pittu. In Kerala it is known as dabba kali (and played using a ball made of coconut leaves) and in Tamil Nadu as "ezhu kallu".