Gambling or ritualistic gambling is something which has been known to the Hindu religion since time immemorial. The gambling was known as Dyuta and playing or game of it was known as Dyuta krida. This game is played on a board and dice. According to legends, the game of dice was invented by Lord Shiva himself. The first game was played between Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati. It was the auspicious day of pratipada of the month of Kartick, when the first game was played. Even though some people think gambling is a degrading and disgraceful act but some people perform the ritual at the night of Diwali for religious reasons. It is also played on the same day as Govardhan Puja.