India is an amazing country. With a history that dates back to thousands of years, this nation has existed peacefully & in harmony with the rest of the world. Here are some amazing facts about India that every Indian will be proud to know.
Amazing facts about India
1. India has never invaded any country in its 100000 years of history. We are a peace-loving nation
2. Yoga was originated in India. It has been practiced from past 5000 years.
3. Chess was invented in India.
Grandmaster, Vishwanath Anand has won chess championships in all three formats
4. India has highest cricket ground in the World. Chail in Himachal Pradesh, at an altitude of 2,444 meters, is the highest cricket ground in the world.
Isn’t it a treat for all cricket lovers!
5. Water on the moon was discovered in September 2009 by India. India’s ISRO Chnadrayaan-1 detected water on the moon for the first time.
6. ” Saare Jahaan Se Achcha” was the words of Indian Astronaut Rakesh Sharma when formal Prime Minister Indira Gandhi asked him about how India looked from space.Source
7.India has won all Kabaddi world cups to date both in Men’s & women’s category.
8.India has 300000 mosques, more than any other country in the world.
9.Navi Mumbai is the largest planned township on the planet.
10.Varanasi is the oldest city in the world.
11.India was the first Steel producing country in the world.
12.Ramoji Film City Studio in Hyderabad is the largest film studio in the world.
13.The Mahabharata is the world’s longest epic. It is much longer than any religious text or epic.
14.The art of navigation was established in India around 5000 years ago. The word navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word ” NAVGATIH”
15.India has given Algebra, Trigonometry & Calculus to the world.
16.The value of Pi was first calculated by an Indian, Budhayana.His work dates back to 6th century.
17.The gathering at Kumbh Mela, that is held every 12 years, can be seen from the space.
18.Despite budgetary constraints, India’s space programme is among the top 5 space programmes in the world.
19.Lonar Lake in Maharastra was created by a meteor hitting the earth.It is one of its kind in India.
20.India is the largest milk producer in the world.
21.Before the British Raj in the 17th century, India was one of the richest countries of the world.
22.Indian Housewives hold 11% of the world’s gold. It is more than reserves of Switzerland, Germany, IMF & USA put together.
23.Diamonds were first mined in India. It was first discovered in the riverbeds of the Golconda region of India over 4,000 years ago.
24.Maryam, a Muslim girl won the contest of Bhagwat Gita
25.First accounted record of plastic surgery was in India. Sushruta is the first Plastic Surgeon in 600 B.C.
Now let’s see what many famous personalities said about our country INDIA.
Albert Einstein, An American scientist “We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.”
Romain Rolland, A French scholar “If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.”
Hu Shih, A former Ambassador of China to USA “India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.”
Max Mueller, A German scholar “If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India.
Will Durant, An American historian “India was the motherland of our race, and Sanskrit the mother of Europe’s languages: she was the mother of our philosophy; mother, through the Arabs, of much of our mathematics; mother, through the Buddha, of the ideals embodied in Christianity; mother, through the village community, of self-government and democracy. Mother India is in many ways the mother of us all”.
Our India, Incredible India!