Unknown Interesting Facts about India

India is one of the world most famous country. Some interesting facts about India.

“We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.” – Albert Einstein.

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Incredible India
  1. India’s name is derived from the name of river “Indus”.
  2. India had the oldest civilization of the world “Indus Valley Civilization”.
  3. India has the world’s oldest, most advanced and continuous civilization in the whole world.
  4. The two famous temples in India Tirupati Balaji temple and the Kashi Vishwanath temple, receive more visitors than the Vatican City and Mecca combined.
  5. A religious gathering called the Kumbh Mela occurs in India is the world’s largest gathering of people and the gathering is so large that it is visible from the space.
  6. Varanasi is the world oldest and continuously inhabited city in the world today.
  7. The University Takshila is said to be the first university in the world which was started around 700 BC.
  8. Indian Railways system gives a huge employment i.e. more than 1.3 million people.
  9. It is very interesting to know that India’s first rocket was brought on cycle and a satellite on bullock cart.
  10. In India near Leh in Ladakh, there is a Magnetic Hill located. The hill is alleged to have strong magnetic properties, strong enough to pull cars uphill and force passing aircraft to increase their altitude in order to escape magnetic interference.
  11. Chess was invented in India which is now played throughout the world.
  12. Fashions began in India, the buttons were invented in India. Now it is used in all shirts and in many other fashions accessories.
  13. Shampoo was first invented in India and then it spreads throughout the world.
  14. Mathematics was started in India, contribution of India in the world of mathematics is great. India invented the ruler, discovered the number zero, the value of pi, the trigonometry, algebra, and calculus.
  15. India has its own traditional medicine which is very effective in treating many diseases, many modern surgeries was invented by India and now it is spreads throughout the world, cataract surgery, and plastic surgery was invented by India.
  16. Indian space research centers first discovered water on the moon.
  17. Two major religions, Buddhism and Jainism, were established in India which is now very widespread throughout the world.
  18. India gave the world Yoga which is practiced throughout the world and that has existed for more than 5,000 years.
  19. In Switzerland, May 26 is celebrated as the Science Day in honor of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, because on the day, Kalam visited the country.
  20. India is the world largest democratic country.

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