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Know about Avtar Singh Mauni, who holds the record for longest turban in the world

Avtar Singh Mauni, from Patiala, Punjab holds the record for the longest turban in the world. The turban's cloth Avtar singh wears alone weighs 30 kgs along with it, he wears decorative ornaments which adds another 15 kgs to it, sums to more than 45 kgs of headgear he carries on his head. Avtar Singh likes to wear purple and orange cloth turban or 'Pagdi' which stretches to as long as 645 metres, when unwrapped - turban could be double the height of Eiffel Tower of Paris. Avtar Singh Mauni needs a staggering six hours to don his 'pagdi' (pride and joy). Avtar Singh wearing his world's longest turban The 645m creation has taken 16 years to assemble and Avtar says he took the length up in stages from 150m to 250m, 365m and finally a shocking 645m. It means the 60-year-old holy man is carrying around half a quintal of load on his head every day. Most other Sikhs wear turbans that measure between 5-7m, but Avtar Singh decided to take it to a whole new leve

All about the Surya Namaskar - Yoga Steps

Surya Namaskar, an age-old yogic practice, is a comprehensive exercise, which contributes to mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. The namaskar is an obeisance to the Sun God or Surya. Surya namaskar is normally performed early in the morning, at daybreak, or in the evening, when the sun is setting. It is accompanied by a specific breathing pattern and chanting of mantras. Surya Namaskar Steps Steps of Surya Namaskar • There are 3 forms of Surya namaskar. Surya namaskar A and B are fast-paced and part of Ashtanga yoga. • Surya Namaskar A - This form of yoga comprises 11 steps, to be performed with each leg. • Surya Namaskar B - This form of yoga comprises 19 steps, to be performed with each leg. This form of exercise is characterized by a warrior pose. • Surya Namaskar C - This traditional form of yoga comprises of 12 steps, which is performed with each leg. There are 12 basic steps of Surya namaskar. These steps vary with different types of Surya nama

International Day of Yoga - 21st June

Indian Muslim students practise yoga at a school ahead of first International Yoga Day in Ahmedabad, India Guinness World Records officials Marco Frigatta, second right, talks to his colleague Victoria Julie Tweedy during Yoga Day at Rajpath Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia at Rajpath in New Delhi on Yoga Day "International Day of Yoga" is being celebrated across 191 countries in the world today - 21st June 2015. International Day of Yoga is an initiative by the current PM of India Shri Narendra Modi who appeals to the United Nation councils to celebrate 21st June as the International Day Of Yoga. With a record 177 countries in the motion to the PMs appeal, UN adopted 21st June as the "International Day Of Yoga". Narendra Modi leads the 37,000 people coming from all across the cities of India to perform Yoga on 21st June at Rajpath. Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley are in the USA to lead the Yoga celebrat

Why India still tagged to be a developing nation

We are a nation of 1.3 billion, but still a developing nation. We have the 3rd Largest Army in the world We are among very few countries who have launched their satellites on Earth orbits (Only 9 nations). We are the 4th nation in terms of numbers of billionaires, with 90+ billionaires. We are the biggest IT capitals of the modern world, with exporting Software to more than 90+ countries We are 7th biggest nation in terms of nominal GDP And there are many more records to boast of, but still, we are the nation of 500+ million who live below the poverty line and out of which 2.5 million dies of hunger every year. There are more such records listed below which you will never want to see, tagged to India. Malnourished children in India These world records make Indians cry The highest number of malnourished children. One in three lives in India. About 60% of Indian children are malnourished. The highest number of female child infanticide in the history of the world The hig

Two brothers from Pratapgarh, UP, who cleared IIT exams got helping hands

Raju (18) and Brijesh (19), sons of a daily wager, have cleared the IIT Advanced examinations earlier this week but faced financial odds to pursue their dream. Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, today(20th June'15), spoke to two brothers over the phone and assured them all help. "Congratulations to all those who cracked the IIT. Spoke to Brijesh & Raju from Pratapgarh on their tremendous success against all odds,(1/2)" Gandhi said on Twitter. Proud of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas for discovering talent from rural areas and giving them such a wonderful springboard." Both Raju and Brijesh studied at Navodaya Vidyalaya of Pratapgarh(2/2) Congratulations to all those who cracked the IIT. Spoke to Brijesh &Raju from Pratapgarh on their tremendous success against all odds (1/2) — Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) June 20, 2015 According to media reports, the father of the two students, Dharamraj Saroj, was in need of Rs 1 lakh to pay for his sons' ad

Amazing Miracles of Lord Jagannath Temple still seen in Puri

Jagannath temple during day time, Puri, Odisha, India Amazing Miracles of Lord Jagannath Temple still seen in Puri: Flag on the top of the temple always flaps in the opposite direction of air. From any place in Puri, you will always find the Sudarshan Chakra (Chakra at the top of Temple) facing you. Normally during day-time, air comes from sea to land and during the evening, the vice-versa occurs. But in Puri, it’s totally opposite. No bird or planes fly above the Temple. The shadow of the main dome is invisible at any time of the day. The quantity of cooked food inside the Temple remains the same for the entire year. But that same quantity of Prasadam can feed to a few thousand people during any usual day to 20 lac people generally seen on Rath Yatra. Still, it never gets wasted or lags. In the Temple kitchen, 7 pots are kept on each other and cooked on firewood. In this process, the contents in the top pot get cooked first and then the bottom one. After entering from

The Little girl from Pakistan of Bajrangi Bhaijaan - Harshali Malhotra

Since the launch of the teaser of Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", a little girl has caught the fancy of fans. This girl appeared in the teaser before powerhouses Salman and Kareena Kapoor Khan, which proves how crucial she is to the plot of the film. Kareena said the girl was the "real star of the film" and she didn't mind it. The Little girl from Pakistan of Bajrangi Bhaijaan The little girl is none other Harshali Malhotra who was last seen in the TV show "Laut Aao Trisha" in which she played Bhagyashree’s younger daughter. Harshali Malhotra on the sets of Laut Aao Trisha with Bhagyashree Harshali, in fact, has done several ads inluding that of Pears, Haier and many others but this (Bajrangi Bhaijaan) will be her big Bolly break.  Harshali  doing ad shoots

Ramadan Time table for New Delhi (North India), June 18 - July 18, 2015

Ramadan/Ramzaan Time table for Salah from Thursday, June 18, 2015 - Saturday, July 18, 2015. Time table for North India which includes major cities like New Delhi, Noida, Lucknow, Meerut, Jammu, Srinagar, Allahabad, Bhopal, Aligarh, Jaipur, Bareily. Date Day Suhur Fajr Sunrise Zohar Asar Iftar Magrib Isha 18 Thu 03:57 03:57 05:23 12:22 17:13 19:21 19:21 20:47 19 Fri 03:57 03:57 05:23 12:22 17:13 19:21 19:21 20:47 20 Sat 03:58 03:58 05:24 12:23 17:13 19:22 19:22 20:48 21 Sun 03:58 03:58 05:24 12:23 17:13 19:22 19:22 20:48 22 Mon

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