Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Amazing Facts About India - BHARAT

The official Sanskrit name for India is Bharat. INDIA has been called Bharat even in Satya yuga ( Golden Age ) More interesting facts about India
  • The name `India’ is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. 
  •  The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name `Hindustan’ combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.
  • The number system was invented by India. Aryabhatta was the scientist who invented the digit zero.
  • Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. This is because it is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software. 
  • Chess was invented in India.
  • Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies which originated in India.
  • The' place value system' and the 'decimal system' were developed in 100 BC in India.
  • The first six Mogul Emperor's of India ruled in an unbroken succession from father to son for two hundred years, from 1526 to 1707.
  • The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara temple at Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The shikhara is made from a single ' 80-tonne ' piece of granite. Also, this magnificient 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 6th largest country in the world and one of the most ancient and living civilizations (at least 10, 000 years old). 
  • 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. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. Later through time,  the game underwent several modifications but the meaning is the same i.e good deeds take us to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.
  • The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after levelling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.
  • The World's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
  • Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The father of medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.

  • Although modern images & descriptions of India often show poverty, India was one of the richest countries till the time of British in the early 17th Century. 
  • The art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh 6000 over years ago. The very word 'Navigation' is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word 'Nou'.
  • Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. His calculations was - Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: ( 5th century ) 365.258756484 days.
  • 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, which was long before the European mathematicians.
  • Algebra, trigonometry and calculus also orignated from India.  Quadratic equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10*53 ( i.e 10 to the power of 53 ) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C.  during the Vedic period.  Even today, the largest used number is Tera: 10*12( 10 to the power of 12 ).
  •  Until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world. ( Source . Gemological Institute of America )
  • 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.
  • Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India medicine. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion, metabolism,  physiology, etiology, genetics and immunity is also found in many ancient Indian texts.

Facts to make every Indian proud

Q. Who is the co-founder of Sun Microsystems?
A. Vinod Khosla

Q. Who is the creator of Pentium chip (needs no introduction as 90% of the today's computers run on it)?
A. Vinod Dahm

Q. Who is the founder and creator of Hotmail (Hotmail is world's No.1 web based email program)?
A. Sabeer Bhatia

Q. Who is the president of AT & T-Bell Labs (AT & T-Bell Labs is the creator of program languages such as C, C++, Unix to name a few)?
A. Arun Netravalli

Q. Who is the GM of Hewlett Packard?
A. Rajiv Gupta

Q. Who is the new MTD (Microsoft Testing Director) of Windows 2000, responsible to iron out all initial problems?
A. Sanjay Tejwrika

Q. Who are the Chief Executives of CitiBank, Mckensey & Stanchart?
A. Victor Menezes, Rajat Gupta, and Rana Talwar.

Q. Who is the co-founder of USB?
A.Ajay Batt.


vedicanbest said...

really amazing facts about amazing India...espe the one explaining the name hindustan...dint knew about it.....thanks

Dan* said...

gr8 :)

especially about the

Facts to make every Indian proud

Nethra said...

Thanks for writing this. It was very useful information. :)

Priya said...

Great Blog :)

Sundeep said...

another amazing series of facts :)

but, ain't India 7th largest country?

Sundeep said...

Even in "Spiritual " aspects, ancient Indians were far ahead...

"Amen" & "Ameen" are basically derived from "Om" (also pronounced as "Aum")

and, if science is to be believed,
"Om" refers to the sound produced due to fast rotation of our galaxy within the universe!
Now, is that not truly GREAT? :)

Himanshu Karki said...

vedicanbest nd Nethra

Your welcome...keep visiting :)

Himanshu Karki said...

Right buddy :)
we always proud on Our india :)

Himanshu Karki said...

yup buddy it is true..

nd thnx for sharing ur knowledge about 'Om'

Azad said...

Nice post bro...!
Indians need a time to time reminder of there wonderful past so that they may go for a beautiful future...!
keep it up..

Best Regards

Shrinivas said...

nyc amalgamation of the facts...i njoyd readng it..kep up the gud work !

god bles..

vamsi said...

again a mind blowing post..But I am sure the space given in blogspot is not sufficient to talk about the gr8ness of our nation..loved the post..:)

᠌L̶f̶A̶n̶A̶g̶a̶᠌ said...

Hey Dude Good Article

The-way said...

Hey...nice info dude.. :)

Pratik said...

Nice Info.

DO add this one too.

CO-founder of USB is Ajay Bhatt

Himanshu Karki said...

yeah quite right buddy...this is smthing which we hv forgotten...nd it is smthing on which we shud proud forever :)

Himanshu Karki said...

@The-way , @ ᠌L̶f̶A̶n̶A̶g̶a̶᠌ ,@shrinivas
thnx buddies keep visiting :)

Himanshu Karki said...

yup buddy...even a complete blog can't describe the greatness of our ancient nation.
I will be posting some more posts describing greatness of India :)

thnx fo this info.
ur information is added to post :)

Harsh said...

hey, thanks 4 da gr8 info. i didnt know most of it.

Yemiledu said...

Hey that an amazing post!
Serioulsy din't knew most of the things before!
Your blog is amazing too! :~)

adreamygal said...

Sone facts were known , but most of them were a first time read .....anyone who reads this will defintely feel proud of being an Indian :)

Anoop said...

oops...lots n lots f info man... :O
abt india... hmmm..

Himanshu Karki said...

@harsh , @yemiledu

ur welcome frnds
thnx for ur reviews

keep visiting :)

Himanshu Karki said...

yaa...thr is still a lot about ancient india...we didnt knew :)

thnx keep visitng

yaa buddy :)

Prasenjit Nath said...

amazing facts !!!

123vineet said...

really amazning facts ma..this is d best post till now... i thnk last time i do asked u to pst sumthn regardin india n this came as d best1..lovely lovely..eager fr ur nxt post man

LOCK-SMIF said...

very intresting. Alot of things that i didn't know. Must make Indian's very proud (and rightfully so). I enjoyed that post. Im following you. I want quality people to follow me. Follow me too, at studythebiblenotthesermon.blogspot.com

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Himanshu Karki said...

@Prasenjit Nath
welcome buddy keep visiting :)

welcome buddy and thnx for the appreciation

i will try best to put more amazing information

keep visiting :)

Himanshu Karki said...

Frend thnks for visiting :)
i will definitely visit ur Blog too :)

Prashant Sonar said...

Really amazing and impressive facts
great work

sikander said...

अप्प ब्लॉग में कई अहेम जानकारियां जोड़ने के लिए स्वर्गीय श्री राजीव दीक्षित जी के videos देख सकते है इससे आपको भारत के बारे में और भी मह्तावापुरण जानकारी मिलेगी
जैसे कि- भारत में अंग्रेजों के आने से पहले दुनिया का सबसे अछा स्टील बनता था और पुरे भारत में १५०००० (150000) कारखानों में स्टील बनता था.
- भारत में अंग्रेजो के आने से पहले बरफ बनाने कि तकनीक विकसित थी .
- सर्जरी कि तकनीक भारत ने दुनिया को दी .
-भारत में १६ (16) शताब्दी में सवा लाख से जयादा स्कूल थे जिसमे २५००० (25000) हायर लर्निग इंस्टिट्यूट थे .
- भारत अकेले हई दुनिया का ३३% (33%) निर्यात करता था.

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