Agni, the Vedic godhead is the seer-will in the universe, the immortal worker in man, the primordial aspiration, the secret inhabitant of Matter and its forms.
India has had a long history of physical education. The heroes that India gave to herself represent not only great qualities of courage and valour but also of physical strength and excellence. In ancient India, there was an emphasis on the pursuit of an integral aim of life, which determined the discipline of integral education. Both the material and spiritual poles of the being had their place in this system.