India with it’s oldest civilization and rich legacy, diverse cultural heritage has set many benchmarks in world history. Since independence, India has been progressing and achieving many milestones of success. As we know India is 7th largest country in the world geographically. surrounded in the north by The Himalaya and rest of three-part by three ocean(Hind Mahasagar, Bay Of Bengal and Indian ocean), gives a separate identity to our nation. There are 20 interesting facts, you would feel proud once you get to know about them.
1.India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history,and India herself have seen many dynasty invaded and looted ,but the glory of India never faded.
2. When many other country people were living a life of forest dwellers or nomadic life, India has witnessed a great Indus valley civilization. This civilization culture and lifestyle was well advanced and at par with modern civilization. I am talking about Harappa civilization
3. Time taken for the sun to orbit around earth calculated by our physicist Bhaskaracharya 100 years before it was calculated by modern astronomers
4.Sushruta the father of surgery 2600 years well before this world could know the surgical method of treatment.He conducted many surgeries like cataract,fracture limb etc. with his team.
5.The four religions born in India – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world’s population.
6.Well before 100 BC India has invented decimal and place value system in mathematics
7.India is inventor of Chess game,yes you read it right..!!
8.India is the originator of algebra,trigonometry and calculus,these subjects are taught worldwide now.
9.It is said that Persian who invaded India ,changed the name of Indus to Hindu,thus words Hindustan came in to origin. Hindustan literally meaning is the land of Hindu. Here one interesting fact is that Hindu words is not for the people of particular religion but it was a geographical identity.
10. India name derived from Indus river. it is known that early civilization settled around the river Indus. and Aryan of Indian origin named Indus river”Sindhu”
11.world navigation technology is invented in India is said to have its’ origin from the Indus river. word navigation itself derived from Sanskrit word Navgati. new path. and the word nau itself is from Sanskrit meaning new.
12. First Temple built entirely with granite 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.
13..Indian postal service is biggest in the world
14.Indian railway is the single largest employer of the world who employ millions of employees
15.world’s highest altitude cricket ground is in Chail Himachal it is 2444 meter above sea level
16.Largest democracy in the world
17.One of the most ancient civilization in the world
18.Game of ladder and snake was invented in India.in 13th century though this game has undergone many modification. But it was most popular game among courtesan and ladder was indication of virtue and snake is of vice. The game was with a deep message of virtue always wins over vices at the end.
19.Ayurveda is oldest known treatment modality in world history. Charak the founder of Ayurveda system wrote Charak sanhita
20.world’s first university came into existence is Takshshila University in Magadh emperor. Chanakya was one of the scholars of this university. This is around 400 BC. at least 10550 students study different 60 subjects of various discipline in this university. later in 4th centenary Nalanda university established.
So these are 20 interesting points I try to collect and publish here. I know there are endless interesting things about India and all of them make us feel proud to be Indian. I request viewers of this blog to please write something interesting about India in the comment box below, and it would be really interesting to interact and discuss more about India and Indian stuff.