60 Rare Riddles in Hindi with Answers!

The first 30 Hindi riddles (of the total 60) are listed below. Scroll down further to find the answers for these riddles in Hindi. Beautiful (downloadable) riddle cards are provided as well.

Puzzles in Hindi and brain teasers in this collection are funny and test your logical thinking. Best part of these riddles is that that they can enjoyed by both kids and adults. Do let us know which among these were easy or difficult for you.

List Of Hindi Riddles

1 गोल है पर गेंद नहीं, पूँछ है पर पशु नहीं, पूंछ पकड़कर खेलें बच्चे, फिर भी मेरे आंसू न निकलते?
2 ऊँट की बैठक, हिरन सी तेज चाल। वो कौन सा जानवर जिसके पूँछ न बाल।
3 तीन अक्षर का मेरा नाम। उल्टा सीधा एक समान॥
4 1 लाल डिबिया में हैं पीले  खाने, खानों में  मोती के दाने?
5 जो करता है वायु शुद्ध, फल देकर जो पेट भरे, मानव बना है उसका दुश्मन, फिर भी वह उपकार करे?
6 धन-दौलत से बड़ी है यह, सब चीजों से ऊपर है यह, जो पाए पंडित बन जाए, बिन पाए मूर्ख रह जाए?
7 चौकी पर बैठी एक रानी, सिर पर आग बदन में पानी॥
8 फूल भी हूँ, फल भी हूँ और हूँ मिठाई, तो बताओ  क्या हूँ मैं भाई॥
9 जल से भरा एक मटका, जो है सबसे ऊँच लटका, पी लो पानी है मीठा, ज़रा नहीं है खट्टा॥
10 लाल हूँ, खाती हूँ मैं सूखी घास, पानी पीकर मर जाऊँ, जल जाए जो आए मेरे पास॥
11 सफेद तन हरी पूंछ, न बुझे तो नानी से पूछ॥
12 चार अक्षर का मेरा नाम, टिमटिम तारे बनाना काम, शादी, उत्सव या त्योहार, सब जलाएँ बार-बार।   
13 कान घुमाए बंद हो जाऊँ, कान घुमाए खुल जाता हूँ, रखता हूँ मैं घर का ख्याल, आता हूँ मैं सब के काम, कोई बताए मेरी नाम॥
14 आदि कटे तो गीत सुनाऊँ, मध्य कटे तो संत बन जाऊँ, अंत कटे साथ बन जाता संपूर्ण सबके मन भाता
15 मुझे उलट कर देखो, लगता हूँ मैं नौ जवान, कोई अलग न रहता मुझसे, बच्चा, बूढ़ा और जवान॥
16 पैर नहीं हैं, पर चलती रहती, दोनों हाथों से अपना मुंह पोंछती रहती।
17 लोहा खींचू ऐसी ताकत है, पर रबड़ मुझे हराता है, खोई सूई मैं पा लेता हूँ, मेरा खेल निराला है
18 तुम बुलाओ मैं जाऊँगी, भाड़ा किराया दूँगी, घर के हर कमरे में रहूँगी, पकड़ मुझको तुम पाओगे, मेरे बिन तुम रह पाओगे, बताओ मैं कौन हूँ?
19 पत्थर पर पत्थर, पत्थर पर पैसा। बिना पानी के घर बनाए, वह कारीगर कैसा।।
20 कान हैं पर बहरी हूँ, मुँह है पर मौन हूँ। आँखें हैं पर अंधी हूँ, बताओ मैं कौन हूँ।।
21 हरी थी, मन भरी थी, लाख मोती जड़े थी। राजाजी के बाग में, दोशाला ओढ़े खड़ी थी।।
22 बिन खाए, बिन पिए, सबके घर में रहता हूँ, ना हँसता हूँ, ना रोता हूँ, घर की रखवाली करता हूँ।।
23 काला रंग मेरी है शान, सबको मैं देता हूँ ज्ञान। शिक्षक करते मुझ पर काम, नाम बताकर बनो महान।।
24 टोपी है हरी मेरी, लाल है दुशाला। पेट में अजीब लगी, दानों की माला।।
25 सर है, दुम है, मगर पाँव नहीं उसके। पेट है, आँख है, मगर कान नहीं उसके।।
26 सींग हैं पर बकरी नहीं, काठी है पर घोड़ी नहीं। ब्रेक हैं पर कार नहीं, घंटी है पर किवाड़ नहीं।।
27 एक राजा की अनोखी रानी। दुम के रास्ते पीती पानी।।
28 एक वस्तु को मैंने देखा, जिस पर हैं दाँत। बिना मुख के बोलकर, करे रसीली बात।।
29 नाक को पकड़कर, खींचता है कान। कोई नहीं इसे कुछ कहता, बताओ उसका नाम।।
30 एक फूल है काले रंग का, सिर पर सदा सुहाए। तेज धूप में वो खिल जाता, छाया में मुरझाए।।

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 1

 

Answer: गुब्बारा

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 2

 

Answer: मेंढक

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 3

 

Answer: जहाज

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 4

 

Answer: अनार

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 5

 

Answer: पेड़

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 6

Answer: विद्या

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 7

Answer: मोमबत्ती

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 8

Answer: गुलाबजामुन

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 9

Answer: नारियल

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 10

Answer: आग

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 11

Answer: मूली

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 12

Answer: फुलझड़ी

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 13

Answer: ताला

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 14

Answer: संगीत

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 15

Answer: वायु

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 16

Answer: घड़ी

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 17

Answer: चुंबक

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हिंदी रिडल (HIndi riddle) 18

Answer: हवा

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 19

Answer: मकड़ी

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हिंदी रिडल (Hindi riddle) 20

Answer: गुड़िया

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 21

Answer: भुट्टा

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 22

Answer: ताला

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 23

Answer: ब्लैक-बोर्ड

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 24

Answer: मिर्च

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 25

Answer: साँप

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 26

Answer: साइकिल

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 27

Answer: दीपक

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 28

Answer: हारमोनियम

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 29

Answer: चश्मा

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 30

Answer: छाता

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Hindi Riddles (31-60)!

31 जन्म दिया रात ने, सुबह ने किया जवान। दिन ढलते ही, निकल गई इसकी जान।।
32 तीन अक्षर का मेरा नाम, खाने के आता हूँ काम। मध्य कटे हवा हो जाता, अंत कटे तो हल कहलाता।।
33 कला घोडा सफ़ेद की सवारी, एक उतरा तो दूसरे की बरी?
34 धूप देख मैं आ जाऊँ; छाँव देख शर्मा जाऊँ; जब हवा करे मुझे स्पर्श; मैं उसमे समा जाऊँ; बताओ क्या? 
35 काली तो है, पर काग़ नहीं, लंबी तो है, पर नाग नहीं, बल तो खाती, पर डोर नहीं, बांधतेतो है, पर ढोर नहीं॥
36 बूझो भैया एक पहेली जब काटो तो नई नवेली
37 काली-काली माँ लाल-लाल बच्चे, जिधर जाये माँ, उधर जाए बच्चे।
38 दुनियाँ भर की करता सैर, धरती पे ना रखता पैर. दिन में सोता रात में जागता, रात अंधेरी मेरी बगैर. जल्दी बताओ मैं कौन?
39 ऐसी कौन सी चीज है, जिसे आप खरीदते हो तो रंग काला, उपयोग करते हो तो लाल और फेंकते हो तो सफेद होता है?
40 सबके ही घर ये जाये; तीन अक्षर का नाम बताए; शुरु के दो अति हो जाये; अंतिम दो से तिथि बन जाये
41 मध्य कटे तो बनता कम; अंत कटे तो कल; लेखन में मैं आती काम; सोचो तो क्या मेरा नाम
42 चार टाँग की हूँ एक नारी, छलनी सम मेरे छेद; पीड़ित को आराम मैं देती, बतलाओ भैया यह भेद?
43 पानी से निकला पेड़ एक; पात नहीं पर डाल अनेक; इस पेड़ की ठंडी छाया; बैठ के नीचे उसको पाया; बताओ क्या?
44 हरा चोर लाल मकान; उसमे बैठा काला शैतान; गर्मी में वह है दिखता; सर्दी में गायब हो जाता! बताओ क्या?
45 काला मुंह लाल शरीर, कागज़ को वो खा जाता; रोज़ शाम को पेट फाड़कर कोई उन्हें ले जाता!
46 चार कोनों का नगर बना; चार कुँए बिन पानी; चोर 18 उसमे बैठे लिए एक रानी; आया एक दरोगा, सब को पीट-पीट कर कुँए में डाला। बताओ क्या?
47 सुंदर-सुंदर ख़्वाब दिखाती; पास सभी के रात में आती; थके मान्दे को दे आराम; जल्द बताओ उसका नाम।  
48 लंबा तन और बदन है गोल; मीठे रहते मेरे बोल; तन पे मेरे होते छेद; भाषा का मैं न करूँ भेद ।  
49 पूंछ कटे तो सीता; सिर कटे तो मित्र; मध्य कटे तो खोपड़ी; पहेली बड़ी विचित्र।
50 प्रथम कटे तो दर हो जाऊं; अंत कटे तो बंद हो जाऊं; केला मिले तो खाता जाऊं; बताओ मैं हूँ कौन?
51 एक साथ आए दो भाई; बिन उनके दूर शहनाई; पीटो तब वह देते संगत; फिर आए महफ़िल में रंगत
52 दो सुंदर लड़के, दोनों एक रंग के; एक बिछड़ जाये तो दूसरा काम आये
53 हरा आटा, लाल परांठा; मिलजुल कर सब सखियों ने बांटा।  
54 एक किले के दो ही द्वार; उनमें सैनिक लकड़ीदार; टकराए जब दीवारों से; ख़त्म हो जाये उनका संसार
55 उछले दौड़े कूदे दिनभर; यह दिखने में बड़ा ही सुंदर; लेकिन नहीं ये भालू बंदर; अपनी धुन में मस्त कलंदर; इसके नाम में जुड़ा है रन; घर हैं इसके सुंदर वन। बताओ कौन
56 रंग बिरंगा बदन है इसका; कुदरत का वरदान मिला; इतनी सुंदरता पाकर भी; दो अक्षर का नाम मिला; ये वन में करता शोर; इसके चर्चे हैं हर ओर। बताओ कौन
57 सीखा संगीत कहीं पर; सीखा कोई गीत; लेकिन इसकी मीठी वाणी में; भरा हुआ संगीत; सुबह सुबह ये करे रियाज; मन को भाती इसकी आवाज। बताओ क्या?  
58 आगेहै मध्य में भी‘; अंत में इसकेहै; कटी पतंग नहीं ये भैया; बिल्ली चूहा है; वन में पेड़ों पर रहता है; सुर में रहकर कुछ कहता है। बताओ क्या?
59 एक थाल मोतियों से भरा; सबके सिर पर उल्टा धरा; चारों ओर फिरे वो थाल; मोती उससे एक ना गिरे। बताओ क्या?
60 सुबह आता शाम को जाता, दिनभर अपनी चमक बरसाता; समस्त सृष्टि को देता वैभव, इसके बिना नहीं जीवन संभव। बताओ क्या?

Hindi Riddles (31-60) with Answers!

हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 31

Answer: समाचार-पत्र

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 32

Answer: हलवा

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 33

Answer: तवा और रोटी

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 34

Answer: पसीना

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 35

Answer: चोटी

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 36

Answer: पेंसिल

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 37

Answer: रेल गाडी

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 38

Answer: चांद

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 39

Answer: कोयला

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 40

Answer: अतिथि

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 41

Answer: कलम

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 42

Answer: चारपाई

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 43

Answer: फव्वारा

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 44

Answer: तरबूज़

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 45

Answer: लेटर बॉक्स

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 46

Answer: कैरम बोर्ड

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 47

Answer: नींद

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 48

Answer: बांसुरी

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 49

Answer: सियार

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 50

Answer: बंदर

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 51

Answer: तबला

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 52

Answer: जूते

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 53

Answer: मेहँदी

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 54

Answer: माचिस

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 55

Answer: हिरन

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 56

Answer: मोर

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 57

Answer: कोयल

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 58

Answer: पपीहा

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 59

Answer: तारे

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हिंदी रिडल (riddle) 60

Answer: सूरज

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What are Riddles (रिडल्स)? And what are the different types of Riddles ( रिडल्स )?
What is the answer to the riddle in gif?

Western definition of riddles is as follows: “Riddles can be defined as word puzzles in which familiar objects or situations are referred to in figurative terms, for one to decipher and dissect.” There are basically two types of riddles:[4]

Enigma:

An enigma is a problem in which the solution is expressed metaphorically. You must carefully think about the riddle to come up with the solution.

Conundrums:

A conundrum is a question that opens either the question or the answer.

 Riddles in Hindi , however, don’t always fall into one of these two categories. You probably have understood if you have worked your way through the collection of Hindi riddles that we have compiled.

Riddling in India: Are we losing our Culture?

However, riddles have steadily moved out of our children’s lives, due to various reasons such as: overwhelming presence of electronic gadgets, increasing prevalence of nuclear families, lesser involvement of grandparents and misconceptions that riddles are ‘childish’ in nature and that their primary role is only to ‘entertain’. One other important reason is that oral traditions such as riddling did not historically have proper record-keeping in India (books or other forms of printed media).

In this blog, we look at the importance of these brain teasers and puzzles for kids and their association with Indian culture. We try to understand their nature and their different forms, before delving into the benefits that they have on childhood and their lasting impact on adulthood. We also analyze the importance of riddling in early age learning and education. 

Oral traditions of Storytelling and Riddling – Indian Context and Culture

“Ancient texts of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism were preserved and transmitted by an oral tradition, not just in terms of unaltered word order but also in terms of sound. Ancient Indians developed techniques for listening, memorization and recitation of their knowledge, in schools called Gurukul, while maintaining an exceptional accuracy of their knowledge across the generations”[1]

Riddles have been an integral form of the rich Indian oral tradition. Whether it be a riddle contest between Yudhishthira and a Yaksha, in the Hindu epic ‘Mahabharata’ (where Yudhishthira had to answer all the riddles of Yaksha in order to save his family)[2] or the ‘Baital Pachisi’ in which each time King Vikramaditya tries to capture the Vetala, it tells him a story that ends with a riddle.[3]

Riddling as Oral Play: Why do kids find them interesting?

Since the beginning of language, riddles have been enjoyed. Why? Because we love to ask questions and find answers. We first ask the question “Why?”, when we are two years old, and we don’t stop asking the same question for the rest of our lives. Asking questions and finding answers is one of the best ways to gain knowledge.

A child’s interest in riddling is due to 3 primary reasons:

First, riddles and puzzles appeal to children because they provide an opportunity to experiment with language in unexpected or unusual ways. When presented with riddles, listeners carefully search for clues that help solve the mystery and they feel a sense of accomplishment when the answer is discovered. Even when they are unable to answer the riddle and finally are provided with the solution, their enthusiasm is not diminished. These thought-provoking opportunities are seen by kids as a form of play.

Secondly, as it is a competitive play that involves a win-lose interaction between two or more children, riddling fosters a sense of healthy competition. Thus, the ability to say and interpret many riddles positions a child as knowledgeable among her peer members and boosts its fragile ego. Even when done alone, say only between a parent and a child, the sense of healthy competition is still present.

Third, in the context of riddling between their peer group, children have autonomy in controlling and leading their interactions and play activities.

How does Riddling benefit Kids?

Storytelling and riddling embody children’s play culture and knowledge of how to interpret the social environment as well as information sharing. These forms of children’s oral tradition constitute children’s local knowledge that involves memory and skill of telling and interpreting as well as awareness of values related to it. Thus, observation and appropriation in the process of oral tradition and the combined social practices enhance children’s learning from three angles: cognitive, social and cultural. Through producing and reproducing oral tradition, children develop their social networks with each other as well as with adults, and this process helps them acquire skills of communication. Again, through such oral processes, children make sense of the values and norms embodied in customary practices and further develop their cultural competence.

Riddling for Children: An Important tool for language and cognitive development?

The practices of creating and interpreting folktales and riddles require children to exercise their mental processes such as thinking, associating, reciting and imagining. This process enhances children’s cognitive learning and development.

Riddles are a fun way to stimulate meta-linguistic awareness and positively influence reading comprehension. Even though students do not all share the same sense of humour, most children will appreciate riddles on one topic or another. Riddles also greatly enhances the critical thinking skills and creativity. For example, read the following English riddle (it’s is not very easy) and try to answer it:

“What can be measured but has no length, width or thickness?“

Answer: Temperature

Note: Very technically, there can be multiple answers to the above riddle. But this riddle introduces an important concept to children: that even non-physical (and abstract) entities can be measured.

Carefully analyze your thought process while you were trying to solve the English riddle listed above. You probably made some guesses based on your own background knowledge, then narrow down on your choice of possibilities. You might have considered all the ways and things we measure — for example, with rulers, thermometers, scales and height, weight and volume. If you had read or heard this riddle before, you probably searched your memory for the answer. Perhaps you tried mentally to picture the riddle before you came up with an answer. All in all, you were using your critical and creative thinking skills to decipher this riddle.

Importance of Riddling in Early Age Education

The inclusion of oral tradition in the formal learning process enables children to connect their local knowledge to their lessons in the classroom and contextualize their learning process in which they enhance the authenticity of their learning activities.

Humour has a proven impact on enhancing the learning environment, provides children with an incentive to read, and also promotes critical thinking skills as well as vocabulary and language development.[5]

Furthermore, children are good at combining their oral play practice with their work, school, peer relationships and family interactions. Through such processes, children use oral tradition as a context of learning, play and cultural reproduction, as well as intra-generational and inter-generational interaction. In school, for instance, children are motivated to learn and can easily find meaning when they understand their lessons through their own life experience and everyday practices which they articulate by performance and interpretation of oral tradition.

Conclusion

Riddling has immense social and educational value for children as it creates a context in which they entertain one another through testing each other and which also sustains their social networks. Riddling exposes children not only to the realm of play but also to situations that enhance their problem-solving skills and the ability to interpret metaphorical images by associating them with social and natural phenomena.

Riddles thus provide children with contexts in which they experiment with language and solve problems. It enables them to develop their memory and interpretative skills through their own play activities. As children acquire and recall many riddles and interpret their meanings in association with social and natural phenomena, they steadily extend the scope of their intellectual awareness. Thus, riddling epitomizes child-friendly play, providing informal learning situations through which children reconstruct their social practices, exercise their intellects and acquire knowledge about realities in their environment.

We understand that some of you might be keen on finding the answer of the Hindi riddle we posed at the beginning of the blog. Thank you for being patient! The answer is “Patang” (Kite). What do you think is the answer to the question posed in the second riddle in Hindi? Please provide your answer in the comments section below.

Check out this famous classic song from the movie “Shree 420” on riddles in hindi. It will take you to your childhood days!

This list of 60 Hindi riddles that we have compiled are popular, funny, tricky, and interesting. Use these Hindi riddles to engage in oral-play with your kids. In case we have missed any good ones, we (and our readers) would be very thankful if you add them to the comments section below.

 

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