India’s cultural heritage is rich and varied. It is blessed with a rich heritage value that remains unparalleled. Here are the 20 incredible facts about Indian History you must know:
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Facts About Indian History
1. Largest Importer of Arms
India is the largest importer of arms in the World but it has never invaded or attacked any country.
2. India Never Invaded Any Country
In the last 10000 years of history, India never invaded any country.
Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. It is also the most suitable computer software and programming language, reported in Forbes magazine, July 1987.
4. World’s Highest Battlefield
The world’s highest battlefield (Siachin) is controlled by India.
5. The Richest Country in the World
Modern India is still underdeveloped and has poverty. But India was the richest country on the earth until the time of British invasion in the early 17th Century.
6. The Biggest Vegetarian Population
India is the second largest country in terms of population and the biggest population of vegetarians in the world.
7. The Art of Navigation
The art of Navigation was born in India during Indus Valley Civilisation 6000 years ago. The very word “Navigation” is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.
8. Largest Producer of Tea
India is the largest producer of Tea in the world.
9. Origin of Martial-Arts
Martial Arts were first originated in India and later spread across Asian countries like Korea, Japan, and China by Buddhist missionaries.
10. Origin of Sikhism
Sikhism originated in the Holy city of Amritsar, Punjab. The city of Amritsar was founded in 1577.
11. The ‘Lonar Lake’
The ‘Lonar Lake’ in Maharashtra was built in India due to the impact of a meteor.
12. The First Granite Temple
The magnificent Brihadeswara Temple is the first granite temple of the world which was built in just 5 years during the reign of Rajaraja Chola in the 11th century. The temple is situated in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu (INDIA).
13. Most Advanced Civilization
The Indus valley civilization was one of the most advanced and the oldest civilizations in the World. Civilization was very advanced in terms of infrastructure, town planning, etc. In comparison to Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, Indus valley was considered the most widespread civilization.
14. World’s Largest Religious Pilgrimage Destination
The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi is the world’s largest religious pilgrimage destination. It is larger than both Rome and Mecca. The temple was built in the 10th century. On average, the temple gets $6 million (US) from 30,000 visitors donate.
15. Wettest Place on Earth
Mawsynram, Meghalaya in India is the wettest place with 11871 mm of average rainfall.
An ancient literature ‘Kama Sutra’ was written in India by Vātsyāyana around 400BC. It gives detailed information on the philosophy of love.
17. Origin Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism
The four religions born in India – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism.
Anesthesia was first started in India. It was well-known in ancient Indian medicine. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, digestion, embryology, aetiology, genetics, immunity, metabolism and physiology was also found in many ancient Indian texts.
19. Earth Orbit Around Sun
Bhaskaracharya was the first who rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit around the sun. According to his calculation, the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun was 365.258756484 days.
20. World’s First University
The world’s first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. There were more than 10,500 students in the university who studied 60+ subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th Century. It was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
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