Rakhi gift ideas

Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan is one of the festivals of India. This festival is celebrated to strengthening the bond of love between brothers and sisters. Since ages, Rakhi celebrations are well known for sentiments, love and enjoyment. Today, you can see fancy and colorful Rakhis in every market. Online portals and Online shopping websites come up with unique gift ideas like Rakhi Gift Ideas for brothers, Rakhi Gift Ideas for sisters etc. where they can send Rakhi and Rakhi Gifts to any part of the country.

Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan in History

In Indian history, there are many historical evidences where King refrained from killing the defeated king in the war honoring the Raksha Bandhan. According to the source,
At the time when Alexander invaded India, Alexander’s wife, who had heard of the Rakhi festival, approached King Puru. King Puru accepted her as his sister and when the opportunity came during the war, he refrained from Alexander.
The most significant evidence in the history, Lord Krishna and Draupathi. Draupathi had torn a strip of cloth from her sari and tied around wrist to stop the bleeding of Lord Krishna’s hand. He promised her to repay this debt whenever she needs in the future.

   Krishna protecting Draupadi

Once Pandavas and draupadi had taken their food and Durvasa arrived, there was no food left to serve him, Draupadi prayed to Lord Krishna for help. As always, they were once again saved by Him, who partook of a single grain of rice from the Akshaya Patra and announced that He was satisfied by the meal. This satiated the hunger of Durvasa and all his disciples too, as the satisfaction of Lord Krishna meant the satiation of the hunger of the whole Universe. When the pandavas lost Draupathi in the game of dice and the Kauravas were removing her saari, Krishna helped her divinely elongating the saari so that they could not remove it.

Rakhi Celebrations

Raksha Bandhan or rakhi has its unique significance. It is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravana. The Raksha Bandhan day 2012 is on august 02, 2012.Ladies start shopping for rakhi and rakhi gifts quite early. On the Raksha bandhan day, the sister performs brother’s arti, puts tika and chawal on his forehead and ties Rakhi. Give sweets to their brothers to eat. In return, brothers pamper their sisters and present beautiful gifts to lure them. They also promise to take care of her and stand by her side in any circumstances.

So, go ahead and mark this Rakhi Date in your personal calendar and celebrate Raksha Bandhan 2012 with your siblings. Send online Rakhi gifts, Raksha bandhan message and greetings

Courtesy: http://www.raksha-bandhan.com/raksha-bandhan-in-history.html

 

 

 

India Olympics

Books: India at the Olympic Games Publisher: Tulika Price: Rs 100 India’s Olympic Story Price: Rs 110

  • The first authentic Indian team took part at the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games in athletics and wrestling.
  • India’s greatest successes at the Olympics have come in men’s hockey. They won every men’s title from 1928 to 1956. In 1960 they reached the final but lost to Pakistan to end the sequence.
  • India were an ever present on the men’s hockey medal podium until 1976 and their last gold medal success in this sport came at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games.
  • In 1900 India’s first appearance in an Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • Including Paris 1900 and London 2012 India made 23 times its appearances in Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Medals per year

Year

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1928

1

0

0

1

1932

1

0

0

1

1936

1

0

0

1

1948

1

0

0

1

1952

1

0

1

2

1956

1

0

0

1

1960

0

1

0

1

1964

1

0

0

1

1968

0

0

1

1

1972

0

0

1

1

1980

1

0

0

1

1996

0

0

1

1

2000

0

0

1

1

2004

0

1

0

1

2008

1

0

2

3

Total

9

2

7

18

London 2012 Olympic Games 27 July – 12 August

Source: http://www.london2012.com/country/india/profile/index.html

Olympics: Intruder in Indian contingent

The mystery lady’s name is Madhura Honey, a post-graduate from Bengaluru.

She spoilt the entire Indian march past in London Olympics

Just after the Indian contingent, comprising 40 athletes and 11 officials entered the stadium, it was surprising to see an unidentified lady, wearing a red jacket and turquoise blue tights, also walk right at the front.

“It was an eyesore and she spoilt the entire Indian march past. Before entering the arena, the identity card of each Indian athlete and official was checked by security. I think there should be an inquiry into how this lapse took place and the LOCOG has to explain to India,” Indian acting chef de mission PK Muralidharan Raja.

Indian contingent in London Olympics 2012

London 2012 Olympics:India’s flag bearer Sushil Kumar holds the national flag as he leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012.

Meanwhile, an Indian newspaper Deccan Chronicle said the mystery lady’s name is Madhura Honey, a post-graduate from Bengaluru. The daily reported her friend from the college was also baffled seeing her with the Indian contingent. She has been living in London and before she went with the Indian team, she had displayed her Olympic passes on her Facebook account. But once this became an issue, she had deactivated her Facebook account.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is upset that someone strayed into the march past and it could actually have security implications as well. The IOA made sure everybody at the ceremony conformed to the dress code.

At the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Sania Mirza came in for a lot of flak as she took part in the march past wearing jeans. The tennis duo of Sania Mirza and Sunitha Rao were attired in black trousers and practice jackets. Not only did the two not follow the dress code, the contrast was even more jarring to the eyes when they walked with Delhi paddler Neha Aggarwal who chose a greenish saree for the occasion.

Indian Team in the Beijing Olympics 2008

Beijing Olympics:Ace shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore carrying the tri-colour at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

The unidentified lady beside flagbearer Sushil Kumar in the Indian contingent is revealed as Madhura Honey (inset). File image - PTI

The lady in red is Madhura Honey, a post-graduate from Bengaluru.

News Source: http://in.news.yahoo.com/olympics–olympics–intruder-in-indian-contingent.html