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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.

Latest Sports News

India finishes at 4th Place in Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

    09 Aug,22 2:33 pm
India at CWG 2022: India has been ranked at 4th place, in terms of medals in the Commonwealth Games 2022 which were held from July 28 to August 8, 2022. Key Highlights: India bagged a total of 61 medals, comprising of 22 Gold, 16 Silver, and 23 Bronze. This was India’s 4th best perf  Read More..

India clinch Historic Gold in Women’s Lawn Bowl at Commonwealth Games 2022

    03 Aug,22 12:36 pm
CWG 2022-Lawn Bowls: The Indian Lawn Bowls team has scripted history by clinching gold in the women's fours final at Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 on August 2, 2022. Key Highlights: This is India's first medal in the sport. The Indian lawn bowls team - Lovely Choubey, Pinki C  Read More..

CWG 2022: Weight lifters Mirabai Chanu, Jeremy Lalrinnunga and Achinta Sheuli bags Gold

    01 Aug,22 10:37 am
Commonwealth Games 2022 India: Weightlifters have been the star performers for India at the 2022 Commonwealth Games so far. Key Highlights: Indian weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga has created history by winning gold in the men's 67kg finals at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingh  Read More..

Singapore Open 2022: PV Sindhu wins first Super 500 title

    19 Jul,22 1:03 pm
Singapore Open 2022: Ace Indian Shuttler PV Sindhu has won the Singapore Open 2022. Key Highlights: She acquired the first Super 500 title in her career, after defeating Asian champion Wang Zhi Yi from China. She secured the title, by defeating Wang Zhi Yi by 21-9, 11-21, 21-15 in the fin  Read More..

India Beat England By 10 Wickets To Take A 1-0 Lead In Three-Match ODI Series

    13 Jul,22 1:33 pm
Three-Match ODI Series: India beat England by ten wickets in the opening One Day International of three-match cricket series at Kennington Oval in London. With the win, India takes a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series. After winning a toss that proved to be crucial, Rohit opted to field first an  Read More..

94-year-old Bhagwani Devi wins 3 gold medals at nationals, qualifies for World Masters C'ships

    12 Jul,22 9:04 am
World Masters Athletics Championships 2022: Bhagwani Devi has created history by winning a gold medal in 100 sprint. Key Highlights: The 94-year-old won gold and 2 bronze for India at the World Masters Athletics championships 2022 in Tampere, Finland on July 10, 2022. She created history  Read More..

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    11 Jul,22 4:04 pm
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Rohit Sharma becomes first captain to record 13 successive T20I wins

    09 Jul,22 12:23 pm
Rohit Sharma Captaincy Record in T20I: Indian skipper Rohit Sharma scripted a new world record by becoming the first captain in the history of cricket to win 13 successive T20 Internationals. Key Highlights: Rohit achieved this feat during the first T20I match of the three-match series aga  Read More..

F1 2022: Max Verstappen wins Canadian GP

    22 Jun,22 11:27 am
Canadian Grand Prix 2022: Red Bull wunderkind Max Verstappen claimed his fifth win at the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix and also claimed his sixth victory of the Formula 1 season. Key Highlights: Verstappen narrowly claimed his sixth victory of the Formula 1 season after withstanding pressure fr  Read More..

FIFAe Nations Cup (FeNC) 2022, FIFA, Football, India, Denmark

    20 Jun,22 10:30 am
FIFAe Nations Cup (FeNC) 2022: In Football, India scripted history by securing a spot at the highly coveted FIFAe Nations Cup (FeNC) 2022. Key Highlights: India defeated the Korea Republic and Malaysia in the FIFAe Nations Series 2022 playoffs to seal their qualification. The journey for   Read More..