36 Amazing Facts about India

Some facts which will increase your curiosity for India…..

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  1. The name ‘India’ is derived from the River Indus, the valleys where Indus Valley Civilization established. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.   
  2. When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization)
  3. India is the world’s largest, oldest, continuous civilization.
  4. India is the world’s Largest democracy.
  5. ZeroIndia never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history.
  6. India invented the number system. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
  7. There are 300,000 active mosques in India , more than in any other country, including the Muslim world
  8. Sanskrit is the mother of all the European Languages . Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software – a report in Forbes magazine July 1987.
  9. The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindhu 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit `Nou`.
  10. Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.chess
  11. India is one of the few countries in the world, which gain independence without violence.
  12. India has the second largest pool of Scientist and Engineers in the World.
  13. India is the second largest English speaking nation in the world.
  14. India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a super computer indeigenously.
  15. India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world
  16. 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 by mistake.
  17. The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982bALAJI
  18. 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 (US) to the temple everyday.
  19. Varanasi, also known as Benaras, was called “the Ancient City” when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C., and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.
  20. Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.
  21. Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.
  22. The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name ‘Hindustan’ combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus
  23. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.
  24. The world’s highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after leveling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level
  25. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
  26. India exports software to more than 90 countries.
  27. Indians hold prominent places both internationally and in the United States. For example, the co-founder of  SunMicrosystems  – Vinod Khosla, the creator of the Pentium chip – Vinod Dahm , the founder/creator of Hotmail – Sabeer Bhatia, and the GM of Hewlett-Packard – Rajiv Gupta, are all Indian.
  28. Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 B.C. and 500 B.C. respectively.
  29. Islam is India’s and the world’s second largest religion.snakeladder
  30. The game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th century poet-saint Gyandev. It was originally called “Mokshapat”.
  31.  The earliest cotton in the world was spun and woven in India. Roman emperors would wear delicate cotton from India that they would call “woven winds.” Mogul emperors called the fabrics “morning dew” and “cloth of running water.”.  
  32. The Kumbh Mela (or Grand Pitcher Festival) is a huge Hindu religious festival that takes place in India every 12 years. In 2001, 60 million people attended, breaking the record for the world’s biggest gathering. The mass of people was photographed from space by a satellite.
  33. India is the world’s largest producer of dried beans, such as kidney beans and chickpeas. It also leads the world in banana exports; Brazil is second.
  34. India has the world’s largest movie industry, based in the city of Mumbai (known as the “City of Dreams”). The B in “Bollywood” comes from Bombay, the former name for Mumbai. Almost all Bollywood movies are musicals.
  35. All of India is under a single time zoneiNDIA rAIL
  36. One of the largest employer in the world is the Indian Railways , employing over a million people.

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  3. yuktigarg says:

    India has largest railway network in Asia.

  4. sanjay says:

    zero was invented by aryabhata

  5. shreya says:

    the first book ever was WRITTEN in sanskrit,in INDIA

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