10 Interesting Facts you probably don't know about INDIA.
Updated: Sep 24, 2021
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“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
First of all, A very happy Independence day. It's been 74 years of our freedom, when I was a college kid I was kinda obsessed with western culture, I felt it was cool, but then because of some journey experience I suddenly got attracted towards our culture, traditions, ancient scriptures, vedas etc, and I realized I felt cool with my past obsession but knowing from where I actually belongs, was felt proud of myself and somewhat great. lolz
So, without wasting much of your time let's comeback to the topic, today I'm going to share with 10 most interesting fact you might not know about our motherland INDIA.
1. The Maha Kumbh Mela from Space
In year 2000-01, The gathering at Maha Kumbh Mela was approx 70 Million people, it was so huge that it can be seen from the space satellite. The picture is said to be collected by space imaging satellite IKONOS.
2. Mysterious Magnetic Hill, Ladakh.
Famous for its beauty Ladakh is one of best tourist spot of India, but man, this hill.. it seems mysterious & magical at the same time located on Leh-Kargil-Baltic border highway, few meters away the vehicles are indicated to be parked in neutral gear and then magic happens, the vehicle starts to move at approx 20km/h speed towards the hill. This strange phenomenon attracts many tourists across the world to visit this place.
3. Roopkund - The Lake & the Skeletons
Roopkund located at Himalaya, It is a glacial lake but the scary and interesting part about this lake is there were several skeletons found in this lake and in near by area. It is said that the skeletons belongs to people of 9th century who died of a severe hail storm. Scary.. isn't it ?
4. Shampoo was invented in India.
You probably prefer an imported brand for shampooing your hairs, but the fact is that the concept of shampooing was discovered in India. In ancient India, dry gooseberries was used along with herbs to wash hair. The word shampoo itself derived from hindi word 'Champu' or 'Champi' which means hair massage.
5. First Plastic Surgery was carried out in India.
You might be surprised to know that, the method of plastic surgery was developed in India, Maharishi Sushruta mentioned a details about various medical treatments and surgeries including plastic surgery & cataract surgery in his book 'Sushruta Samhita' . Interestingly the first surgery was carried out in 2000 BCE.
6. Newton was not the first to discover Gravity
The unsung hero of field of Mathematics and Astronomy, Brahmagupta was the first person who talked about gravity in 7th century, centuries before Issac Newton discovered it. He told that there is attractive force in earth, he called it 'Gurutvakarshan'.
Don't you think term 'Gravitation' sounds similar to term 'Gurutvakarshan' ?
7. Chenab Bridge - A bridge higher then Eiffel Tower
Built over river Chenab, with the height of 1,178 feet Chenab bridge is world's tallest bridge. It is situated in Jammu, and it is about 35 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower.
8. Hinduism is the oldest religion in the world.
According to the documents which dated back 5,500 BCE, Hinduism considered as the oldest religion of the world. Nearly 75-80% population in India follows Hinduism, and currently Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world serving more than 1 Billion people.
9. Chess was invented in India
Chess was invented in India around 6th Century is one of the world's oldest played game that still played, it was known as 'chaturanga'.
10. Saree is thousand year old
The sari dates back to at least 3000 BCE. Sari wearers often choose the colour of their garment based on the occasion. Red is often worn by brides to symbolise fertility and prosperity.
I hope you've learnt something new today ! Stay tune for more.