A Must-Have Hindu Toy!

A Must-Have Hindu Toy! March 17, 2016

A friend of mine just posted this on my Facebook page. It’s a set of toys that connect to a digital game on phones or pads and it’s all based on The Ramayana!

The concept is very similar to my favorite video game: Skylanders. It’s another toy that comes to life in a video game. Though that game is designed for kids in the single digits, I’ve been enjoying it for several years.

The Gamaya game takes that fun concept and adds in culture and religion, which I think is totally awesome. The toys look beautiful. It looks like you play through stories and battles from the Ramayana and you can switch out characters, who all have different battle abilities. Kids can also just play with the toys by themselves.

I contacted the company to learn more. They told me to find out if the game will work with your device, you can download the app for free before you buy the figures. There’s an app for IOS, Android, and Kindle Fire! We have a Kindle so that would work for us, I think. The figures are pretty expensive, though, so I don’t know if I can really get them. Obviously our child will be too young for this but I want it for myself! Look how gorgeous they are:

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Now I have Asato Ma Saad Gamaya in my head…and that’s not a bad thing!

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  • Loren

    The toys instantly reminded me of the 2015 documentary short, “Sanjay’s Super Team”. Wonderful film.

    I’m a “black Hindu”. I just became a Hindu in mid-January this year–not a New Year’s Resolution but it happened after doing months of studying.

    I went from being Christian to Wiccan to Hindu to stay! Definitely a difference from the other religions for me…I read both your books and enjoyed them.

    • Ambaa Choate

      Awesome! I’ve seen some previews for Sanjay’s Super Team. I’m excited to see it. I’d love to hear more about your journey. Feel free to use the contact button to send me a guest post!

    • Liadan-Saoirse

      Welcome! It’s interesting how many few people coming from Christian culture to Hinduism have a pit-stop at some sort of paganism along the way. I think it’s because it’s a slightly more familiar way of incorporating new ideas of divinity and the natural world into your worldview before taking the plunge into a rather foreign culture. (That’s not to say that Wicca or paganism of any sort isn’t a worthwhile path on it’s own; it totally is.) I hope your study and introspection leads you to some wonderful new places! After nearly 10 years of being a white Hindu, I still find myself learning new things about it all the time.

    • Ambaa

      Let me know if you’d like to write a guest post talking about the journey that you took and why you feel like Hinduism is your spiritual home!

  • rosewelsh44

    Going through the list I found it sad that Durga, Lakshmi, Kali-ma, Sarasvati and more goddesses weren’t included. Male dominated as per usual. And reflects the condition of the whole religion: male dominated, the main reason I couldn’t convert to Hinduism. 🙁 I mean if they want a warrior who better to go to than Durga-ma?

    • A Hindu

      dear,your comment shows that you still don,t know about Hindu gods. Sarasvati ma is goddess of knowledge and Lakshmi ma is goddess of wealth so there is no clue they involve in wars against devils. But yes Durga and Kali ma are great warriors and yes they are more powerful than many male gods. But the list you read may be of the warriors involved in Ramayana or Mahabharata and Durga and Kali ma doesn’t involve in these two stories. But if you read another sects like veda etc you will definitely find them being great warriors. See the images of Kali ma destroying a devil by her ” trishul “. All gods and goddesses are equal in Hinduism. On Diwali all do pooja of Lakshmi ma either it is male or female. so you have taken misconception. And yes Hinduism is a way of living life more than a religion. KRISHNA says that “Do karma it is my pooja”. Challenge your thoughts on the basis of BHAGAVAD GITA and improve yourself daily by practising humanity rules.

    • Ambaa

      That is a point. This is a story completely contained within Ramayana, so those characters are not there. But it does appear to me that they’ve made Sita into a warrior and a character you can use to fight.

      Of all the religions in the world, Hinduism is one of the most equal when it comes to genders. However, I do see where a lot of western influence has set women in Hinduism back, unfortunately!

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