In traditional Sattayam, counting from one to nine is written on pieces of white cloth, usually a satta data. One person would draw a random satta king and announce the winning numbers by scratching the piece of cloth. Over the centuries, the original practice didn’t change, but over time the word ‘matka’ remained the same. The tradition started in Kerala, India, and spread to other parts of India, including Java, Sumatra, and Borneo.
When it comes to betting in any bazaar or time bazaar game, the Satta Matka is unique because the numbers drawn are solely based on luck. It is the luck of the draw that decides who wins the game. Matches may last for days, months, or even years. It all depends on the current situation and which group has more ‘power’ – the winning group members or the losing group members at the end of the game.
The Satta Matka in time bazaar games like mad Hudhumadhuk (a game of luck), is played in almost every Indian home game center. The Satta is a simple game that requires the players to rotate a large number of small round pegs, called ‘sattva,’ into the middle of a large bowl, called a state. Each player is given four sattvas to start. Whoever gets the biggest number of sattvas in the middle wins.
Most people in India consider Satta Matka a game of luck. The best way to explain this view is to note that gambling is a business and therefore, it is possible to be lucky. Gambling is also a business in India, where the Indian State governments encourage the growth of gaming as a means of bringing in more revenue to the state. To be a good gambler, one must understand the odds and opportunities that are stacked against him or her. One may not necessarily be a ‘gambling Satta King’ overnight, but a person with an open mind will most likely learn how to be a ‘gambling Satta King.’
While satta king 786 Matka is mostly a game of luck, there are a few superstitions attached to the game. For example, while the Satta is considered auspicious, many gamblers wear it on their right hands. They say that the right hand wears it because it is closer to the heart, while the left hand is meant for the left eye. According to popular belief, sitting with folded hands facing the group is also a good idea. This way, one is closer to the other players and hence, have better communication. Gamers should not eat or drink immediately before playing Satta Matka as this is believed to cause ‘sudden change’ in the odds.
On the second day of Diwali, celebrations are underway across the country and are celebrated in a number of different ways. In India, too, the custom of sitting state king or state matka with hands folded is observed, and hence, it is advised not to eat or drink immediately before playing the game. However, if you have made it through the week with few minor scrapes and bruises, do not worry, and celebrate the festive season in style by watching some of your favorite Bollywood movies. Go online and order your favorite Rajinikanth movie to be delivered to your doorstep, along with a Sattva, during the forthcoming Diwali celebrations.