Interesting facts about India

• India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.

• During the time when many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers, and it is more than 5000 years ago, Indians established the Harapan culture in the valley of the Sindhu ( the Indus valley Civilization )

• The name 'India' is derived from the river Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus - Sindhu.

• The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name "Hindustan" combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.

• Chess was invented in India.

• Algebra, trigonometry and calculus are studies which originated in India.

• India has developed the decimal system of calculation, in 100 BC

• The first Granite Temple in the world is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The shikhara - a view of Hindu temple architecture, made from a single 80 -tonne piece of granite. This magnificent temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 ad and 1009 ad ) during the reign by rajaraja Chola.

• India is the largest democracy in the world, the 7th largest country in the world, and one of the most ancient civilizations.

• The game of Snakes and Ladders was created in the 13th century a poet, a Holy Glendevon. It was originally called "Mokshapat". The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. It was played with cowrie shells and dices. Over time, the game underwent several modifications but its meaning remained the same i.e. good deeds take people to heaven and evil lead to the cycle of reincarnation.

• The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after leveling a hilltop, this cricket pitch located at an altitude of 2444 meters above sea levelvnem sea.

• India has the largest number of post offices in the world.

• The largest employer in India is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.

• The world's first University was built in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

• Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The father of medicine, Charaka, graduated from the school of Ayurveda 2500 years ago.

• India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th century. Christopher Columbus, attracted by India's wealth, had come looking for a sea route to India when he discovered America.

• The art of navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word 'NAVGATIH'. The word Navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word 'NOU'.

• Bhaskaracharya correctly calculated the time in which the earth makes a circle to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. According to his calculations, the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun was 365.258756484 days.

• The value of "PI" was first calculated by the Indian mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of the so-called Pythagorean theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before European mathematicians.

• Algebra, trigonometry and calculus also originated in India. A quadratic equation was used Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest number used by Greeks and Romans were 106, whereas Hindus used numbers of 10 * 53 (i.e. 10 to the power 53) it was at 5000 g BC in the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Terra: 10 * 12 ( 10 to the power 12 ).

• Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world.

•The Baily bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the valley LaDakh between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian army in August 1982.

• Sushruta is regarded as the father of surgery. More than 2,600 years ago, Sushruta and his team conducted complicated operations such as cataract removal, prosthetic surgery, cesarean section, fractures, removal of stones from the bladder, plastic surgery and brain surgery.

• Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient Indian medicine. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion, metabolism, physiology, etiology, genetics and immunity is also found in many ancient Indian texts.

• India exports software to 90 countries.

• The four religions born in India - Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the population of the globe.

• Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 BC and 500 BC respectively.

• Islam Indian religion and second largest religion in the world.

• Now in India are 300,000 active mosques, more than in any other country, including in the Muslim world.

• The oldest European Church and synagogue in India are in Cochin. They were built in 1503 and 1568 respectively.

• Jews and Christians have lived continuously in India since 200 BC to 52 ad.

• The largest religious complex in the world Angkor Wat Hindu temple in Cambodia built in the late 11th century.

• The Vishnu temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world's largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $ 6 million to the temple every day.

• Sikhism originated in the Holy city of Amritsar in Punjab. Known as the Golden temple, the city was founded in 1577.

• Varanasi also known as Benares, was nazvan "the Ancient city" when Buddha visited it in 500 BC and is the oldest inhabited city in the world, today.

• India provides the bethe security for more than 300,000 refugees originally from Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who escaped from religious and political persecution.

• His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, runs in exile from Dharmashala in Northern India.

• Martial arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.

• Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.

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