Jul 05, 2015

Must know facts about Incredible India

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Reason behind this quote is very overwhelming and well deserving. The masters, astrologers, scientists, behind the scenes had dedicated their lives to achieve these milestones.

1. ZERO GOT VALUE

India invented the number system and Aryabhatta attributed that zero is a number and not merely a symbol.

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2. First school of medicine

Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. It is the ancient system of Indian traditional medicine.

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3. Navigation was invented in India

5000 years ago the art of navigation was born in the river Sindh. “Navigation” is derived from the Sanskrit word Navgatih.

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4. The richest

Once upon a time India truly was the richest country in the 17th century till the time of British rule and the oldest civilization. Christopher Columbus was attracted to India’s wealth and was looking for the route to India when he discovered America by mistake.

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5. Diamonds were first found in India.

According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds in the world.

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6. The game of chess

The game originated from India before the 6th century A.D. In Sanskrit “Chaturanga”, meaning ‘four members of an army’ namely elephants, horses, chariots and foot soldiers.

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7. Record of 100000 years

It’s true that India never invaded any foreign land in last 100000 years of its history. India conquered and dominated china culturally for 20 centuries without even having to send a single soldier across.

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8. First university in Takshashila

World’s first university was established in India (700 B.C.) and was one of the biggest achievements in the field of Education and more than 10,500 came from all over the world to receive education, in 60 different subjects.

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9. Longest poem ever

The Mahabharata is the longest epic poem with more than 220000 verses (100000 shlokaor couplets) and about 1.8 Million Words.

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10. Earliest plastic surgery

Sushruta Samhita was the first plastic surgeon in the (600 B.C.) also it is believed that he was the first person to describe plastic surgery. Saushrutas used to perform mock surgeries on gourds, watermelons and cucumbers.

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11. The oldest scriptures

When most of today’s developed nations didn’t even know how to read or write India had great scriptures – The Vedas and Upanishads.

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12. World’s largest postal circle

India has the largest postal network in the world close to 1, 55,600 post offices across the country and also has a Floating boat now in Kashmir ( Dal Lake).

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13. Indian Population

The four religions followed in India – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of World’s population.

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14. Art and Culture

Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist Missionaries.

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15. Spirituality

Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yug’ which actually means unite. Knowledge and origin of yoga comes from Indus Valley Civilization.

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