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  With over a billion people around we have very few international stars in the Sports Arena. ThisismyIndia.com aims at bringing sports closer to the people by introducing various sports activities with details on how to pursue a career in sports.

History of Indian sports

   India - known for its fanaticism for cricket and hockey; started its sports odyssey long back during the great Vedic Era of India. Initially, the development of sports (games) in India gathered momentum after its important role, in maintaining the physical health, was coined by the people of India. Hunting, swimming, boating, archery, horse riding, wrestling and fishing mark the stage of infancy of Indian Sports (Games). Then came the Martial Arts which was also a strong way of self defence apart from a vigorous physical exercise. sports

   In India, sports (games) is seen as 'a way of realizing the body potential to its fullest'; also known as "Dehvada" in ancient India. The philosophical foundation of the sports (games) in India lies in the history of India dating back to Vedic Era in which the Atharva Veda said: ," Duty is in my right hand and the fruits of victory in my left". These words in the traditional mantra hold the same spirit as that of the Olympic oath that implies: ".......For the Honour of my Country and the Glory of Sport." The history of India also beckons of an interesting link between Greece (The Motherland of Sports in the world) and India which dates back to 975 B.C. when both the nations pioneered in the sports (games) like chariot racing and wrestling.

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   The golden history of sports in India is also evident in the immortal Indian epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata etc. Whereas during the period of Ramayana; hunting, archery, horse riding, swimming were the royal games; Mahabharata made a mark in the sports like dicing, gymnastics, wrestling, chess (Shatranj) and gulli danda. Puranas mention about the threatening game of rope fighting. The archeological excavations of Harappa and Mohanjodaro along with the religious manuscripts like Puranas and Vedas are the standing testimonials of this glorious history of Indian sports.

   The historians believe that many sports (games) like hockey, archery, wrestling and chess originated in India, which are synonymous to strength and speed nowadays. Kho-Kho In the late Vedic Era, besides sports; the Yoga and Meditation, the inevitable parts of the toughest "Yogashastra" made India, acquire the seat of spiritualism, all over the world. This dignified discipline of Indian Sports finds its place in Bhagwat Gita too.

   Today sports in India have achieved a zenith in terms of popularity and as a career option. Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, SAF Games, Wimbledon and many other world sports tournaments see Indians as one of the most leading sports participants in the world. From Tendulkar, Paes, Bhupathi, Anand, Geet Sethi, Karthikeyan to Sania Mirza lead the present sports generation of India. Cricket, Hockey, Football, Weightlifting, Snooker, Kabaddi, Kho Kho and Archery are the sports of India that have been deep seated into an Indian psyche, whether of a sports person or a sports lover. Not only physical strength, power and satisfaction but also a strong alternative of recreation; sports in India have paved a long way towards the road of success and have made themselves a hallmark in the world of sports.

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    Updated On : Apr 22,2018   12:02 am
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    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   10:46 pm
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IPL: Karthik questions D/L method, vouches for VJD

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   10:46 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   10:38 pm
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IPL: Pant, Iyer guide Delhi to 174/5 against Bangalore

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   10:20 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   9:50 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   9:50 pm
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Nadal eliminates Dimitrov, to play for 11th Monte Carlo title

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   9:50 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   9:46 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   9:02 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   9:02 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   8:20 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   7:52 pm
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Laying of 2 new turfs for Hockey World Cup to be completed by June

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   7:50 pm
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IPL: Bangalore opt to bowl against Delhi

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   7:50 pm
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IPL: Rain stops play between KKR, Kings XI Punjab

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   6:54 pm
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61 players to join national women's hockey camp in Bengaluru

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   6:50 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   6:28 pm
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    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   6:08 pm
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IPL-2018: KKR ride Lynn's 74 to post challenging 191/7

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   6:08 pm
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