Interesting Facts about India

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  •     India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.
  •      Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India
  •     The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called ‘Mokshapat’. The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. In time, the game underwent several modifications, but its meaning remained the same, i.e. good deeds take people to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.

 

  •   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.
  •   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.

 

  •       The value of “pi” was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, long before the European mathematicians.
  •       Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus also originated in India.Quadratic Equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century.
  •    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 1982.
  •    India exports software to 90 countries.
  •    Islam is India’s and the world’s second largest religion.
  •  There are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.
  •   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.
  •    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 as the Sindhu.
  •     Chess was invented in India.
  •   The World’s First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The shikhara of the temple is 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 of 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 largest employer in India is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.
  •     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.
  •    Usage of anaesthesia 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 world’s population.

India provides safety for more than 300,000 refugees originally from Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who escaped to flee religious and political persecution.

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