A Hindi paheli is similar to riddles in other languages. Children ask each other riddles in school, which helps to improve critical thinking and increase knowledge. Riddles also serve as healthy entertainment. Riddles in the Hindi language are very popular.
There are many types of riddles in Hindi. In some types, the letters are twisted and the answer lies within the words. These resemble the cryptic clues in a crossword. In other types, the functions are described, which gives a hint about the answer. There are both simple and complex riddles. The simple ones are usually about objects like the clock, newspaper or lock. The complex ones involve philosophical thoughts or religious concepts. Riddles are still relevant in Hindi literature. The Hindi teacher often poses riddles to keep the class lively and test the I.Q. of the students. Learning Hindi language in classes can be made more interesting with the help of riddles.
Poetry is held in high esteem in Hindi literature. People spend their free time by asking each other riddles in the form of poetry or composing short poems, known as 'shayari'. Riddles, in the Hindi language, can be used to learn new words and concepts. They are enjoyed by all people, especially children. The Internet has helped to increase this form of entertainment, which helps sharpen brain power. There are a number of sites and forums that include old and new riddles. Members are also encouraged to make up new ones. Typically, riddles are classified as easy, moderate and hard.
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