Monday, July 25, 2011

Taglines of Indian and Foreign Banks in India

1. Allahabad Bank : A Tradition of Trust

2. ABN AMRO: Making More Possible

3. Bank of America : Higher Standards

4. Bank of Baroda: India's International bank

5. Bank of India: Relationship Beyond Banking

6. Bank of Maharashtra: One Family One Bank.

7. BNP Paribas: The Bank for the changing world.

8. CITI Bank : The Citi never sleeps.

9. Dena Bank : Trusted Family Bank

10. Deutsche Bank : A Passion to Perform

11. HDFC Bank: We understand your world

12. HSBC: The World's Local Bank

13. IDBI: Banking for all

14. Indian Bank: Taking banking technology to the common man.

15. Indian Overseas Bank: Good people to grow with

16. Karnataka Bank: Your Family Bank. Across India.

17. Karur Vysya Bank: Smart Way to bank

18. Kotak Mahindra Bank : Let's Make Money Simple

19. Oriental Bank Of Commerce: Where every individual is committed.

20. Punjab National Bank : The name you can bank upon

21. South Indian Bank: Experience next generation banking

22. Standard Chartered Bank : Your Right Partner

23. State Bank Of India : With You all the way

24. State Bank of Mysore: Working for a better tomorrow

25. State Bank of Patiala: Blending modernity with Tradition.

26. State Bank of Travancore: Since 1945. A long tradition of Trust.

27. Union Bank of India : Good people to bank with

28. Vijaya Bank: A friend you can bank upon

Friday, July 22, 2011

Jallikattu – A Culturally rich Bull Fighting Sports Event of TamilNadu

Jallikattu or Manju Virattu is Bull Taming sport event played in the villages of Tamil Nadu during Pongal celebration. Every year the event is held normally from January to July. It is one of the most ancient sports event still existing in today’s world.

The term Jallikattu comes from the term Salli Kaasu (coins) and Kattu (meaning a package) tied to the horns of the bulls as the prize money. Alanganallur near Madurai, is one of the world famous place that organizes this event.

During this festival the bulls are decorated with the garlands and their horns are colored. Bundles containing money will be tied to the horns of the wild bulls and unarmed villagers have to squeeze the bundles from them. Moreover many prizes are announced during the event for the contestants.

                            Jallikattu - The Bull Fighting Sports Event in Tamil Nadu

 In Jallikattu, the bulls are not harmed as the matadors are not supposed to use any kind of weapon. The organizers will provide uniform to the contestants who are participating in the Event so as to avoid any outsiders. Proper Health checkups are done to both the Bulls and the contestants before the Event. Importance is also given to fix barricades to protect the spectators from the bulls.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Airavatesvara Temple: A True Dravidian Architecture

Airavatesvara Temple is a Hindu temple built by King Rajaraja Chola II in 12th Century.  The temple is situated in a small town called Darasuram near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu and it is also recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Lord Siva is known as Airavatesvara in this temple. It is said that Airavata, , the white elephant of the king of gods, Indra, worshipped Lord Shiva to get cured while suffering from a change of colour curse from Sage Durvasa. Airavata got its colour back by bathing in the sacred waters of this temple. From this event, the temple and the presiding deity derived its name.

This temple is the finest example of Dravidian Architecture. That has got a lot of decorated pillars and walls which are adorned with the images of NagaRaja, The King of snakes and Dhakshinamurthy (The Lord facing south) and Lord Shiva with exquisite details.Airavatesvara Temple is an archetypal pattern of Cholas Art and Architectures.