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Located in the south Asian Continent, India is also known as the 7th largest country and the most populated democracy in the world.
Home to the Indus Valley Civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires, the Indian subcontinent was identified with its commercial and cultural wealth for much of its long history. Four major world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated there, while Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam arrived in the first millennium CE and shaped the region's diverse culture.
While, its been over 60 years since India gained its independence from the British Rule, the influence remains alive in most metro cities.
Agriculture remains the most dominant occupation given the fertile landscape spread across the nation. Agriculture also remains one of the most important economic sectors for the country.
Amazing Facts About India
- India is the world's largest, oldest, continuous civilization.
- India is the world's Largest democracy.
- India never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history.
- India invented the number system . Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
- When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization)
- There are 300,000 active mosques in India , more than in any other country, including the Muslim world
- Sanskrit is the mother of all the European Languages . Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software - a report in Forbes magzine July 1987.
- Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
- India is one of the few countries in the world, that gained independence without violence.
- India has the second largest pool of Scientist and Engineers in the World.
- India is the largest English speaking nation in the world.
- India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a super computer indeigenously.
- India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world
- The largest employer in the world is the Indian Railways , employing over a million people
- India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus, attracted by India's wealth, had come looking for a sea route to India when he discovered America by mistake.
- 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
- The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world's largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.
- Varanasi, also known as Benaras, was called "the Ancient City" when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C., and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.
- Martial Arts was first practiced by Indians, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.
- Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.
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 Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.
- The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name 'Hindustan' combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus
- Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus originated in India.
- The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after leveling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level
- Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
- India exports software to 90 countries.
- Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 B.C. and 500 B.C. respectively.
- Islam is India's and the world's second largest religion.
- Jews and Christians have lived continuously in India since 200 B.C. and 52 A.D. respectively
- Sikhism originated in the Holy city of Amritsar in Punjab. Famous for housing the Golden Temple, the city was founded in 1577.
Indus Valley Facts
| Indus Valley Facts at a Glance
- The state which has accounted for highest number of Harappan sites after independence : Gujarat
- Three Harappan sites that have yielded three stages of Harappan Civilization (Pre-Harappan, Harappan and post-Harappan : Rojde, Desalpur and Surkotada )
- Most commonly engraved animal on Harappan seals : Humpless bull or unicorn
- Site which have yielded evidence of a pre-Harappan settlement: Kot-Diji, Kalibangan and Harappa
- Major Harappan cities that acted as ports : Lothal, Balakot, Suktagendor and Allahdin (Pakistan)
- The Harappan city with most impressive drainage system : Mohenjo-daro
- The geometric shape of the region covered by the Indus civilisation : Triangle
- Wheeler said: Indus Valley is the colony of Sumerians
- Lions have not been found anywhere in Harappa.
- Mother goddess was not worshipped at Rangpur.
- A Kushana period Stupa has been found from Mohenjo-daro
- Evidence of cultivation of peas. Till has been traced from Harappa, paddy from Lothal
- Harappans had trade relations with Mesopotamians around 2300 BC.
- Largest Harappan site in India is situated in Haryana Rakhigarhi, second largest is Dholavira in Gujarat.
- Dimension of Brick-length 11 inches, width -5.5 inches, depth -2.75 inches, ratio 4 2:1
- Harappan wheels were axeless
- Mohenjo-daro had 10.5 mt wide road.
- In Harappa, perhaps because of river Ravi the Granery is outside the fort.
- In the Lothal Port, there was a dockyard which is 216 meters in length and 37 meters in breadth
- Sukotada is the only Indus site where remains of a horse have actually been found.
- Terracoota seals found at Mehargarh were the earliest precussors of Harappan seals.
- Wider road of Harappa was 30 foot.
- Most common materials used for the Harappan stone sculpture : Limestone and steatite
- Time span of the Harappan civilization as fixed on the basis of radio-carbon dating: 2300 BC - 1750 BC.