Facts About Incredible India

Here are some amazing facts about India:

  1. India is the largest democracy in the world.
  2. According to the history India never invaded any place in the world.
  3. India boasts of the largest number of post offices in the world.
  4. The Place value system and the Decimal System originated in India.
  5. The Brihadeswara Temple in Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India is the first granite temple in the world.
  6. The game of snakes and ladders was the brainchild of the 13th century Indian poet, Gyandev. The game was originally named as Mokshapat’. The ladders in the game symbolised virtues and the snakes vices.
  7. Indian Railways is the largest employer in the world, with over a million employees on its employment list.
  8. Zero digit was invented by the Indian scientist Aryabhatta.
  9. Calculus, Calculus, Chess and Trigonometry were invented by Indian scientists.
  10. The highest cricket ground of the world is located in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, India. Sprawling across 2444 m above sea level, the cricket ground was built in 1893.
  11. Takshila was the first university in the world which was established in India in 700 BC. Around 68 subjects were taught in this university.
  12. Sanskrit, the Indian language, is the mother of all the European languages. In fact it is the most compatible language for computer software.
  13. Ayurveda, the oldest medicinal system of the world originated in India.
  14. The concept of Pythagorean Theorem was explained by the great Indian mathematician Budhayana in the 6th century.
  15. India is home to maximum number of mosques in the world, around 3 lakhs.
  16. Yoga and martial art originated in India.
  17. Varanasi is the oldest continuously inhabited city of the world.
  18. Indian religions- Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are practiced by around 25 percent world’s population.
  19. The Baily Bridge, the highest bridge in the world (at an altitude of 5,602 meters above sea level), is located in Ladakh, India.

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