Thursday, August 23, 2007

Interesting facts about India!!

India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.

India invented the Number System.

Aryabhatta invented zero.

The World's first university established in Takshila in 700BC.More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC
was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software reported in Forbes magazine, July 1987.

Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place
in our civilization.

Athough modern images of India often show poverty and lack of development, India was the richest country on earth until the time of
British invasion in the early 17th Century.

The art of Navigation was born in the rIver Sindh 6000 years ago.
The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The Word navy is also derived from Sanskrit 'Nou'.

Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart.; Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.

Budhayana first calculated the value of pi, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians.
Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India; Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th century ;

The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 10 6(10 to the power of 6) whereas Hindus Used numbers as big as 1053 (10 to the
power of 53) with specific names as Early as 5000 BCE

During the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera 1012(10 to the power of 12).

According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896,India was the only source for diamonds to the world.

USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century-old suspicion in the world scientific community that the pioneer of Wireless
communication was Prof. Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.

The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in saurashtra. According to Saka King rudradaman I of 150 CE a beautiful lake called 'Sudarshana' was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during Chandragupta Maurya's time.

Chess ((slang not allowed)ranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.

Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like cesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery and brain surgery. Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India.

Over 125 surgical equipment were used. Deep knowledge of anatomy, etiology, embryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.

When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers(inc USA) over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu

Valley (Indus Valley Civilization) THe place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.


Albert Einstein said: We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could
have been made.

Mark Twain said: India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great Grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most DEstructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.

French scholar Romain Rolland said: If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream
of existence, it is India.

Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA said: India conquered And dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.

Amazing facts about India!!

Here r the some of the interesting archeological findings about INDIA

1. Evidence of Ancient Sea Trade Between ROME and INDIA

Excavation of an ancient seaport on Egypt's Red Sea found spices, gems and other exotic cargo showing, archaeologists, that say sea trade linking the Roman Empire and India 2,000 years ago .

2. India was the First Source of DIAMONDS

"Diamond" comes from the Greek "adamao" meaning, "I tame" or "I subdue," The adjective "adamas" was used to describe the hardest substance known, and eventually became synonymous with diamond. Knowledge of diamond starts in India, where it was first mined. The word most generally used for diamond in Sanskrit is "vajra," "thunderbolt," and "Indrayudha," "Indra's weapon."
The earliest known reference to diamond is a Sanskrit manuscript by a minister in a northern Indian dynasty. The work is dated from 320-296 BC.

3. A 7,000-year-old TEMPLE in MALLESWARAM

The ancient Nandeeshwara temple at Malleswaram 17th cross was discovered only three years ago, but it has stood for 7,000 years on that spot. Being buried over the years hasn't diminished its aura at all.

4 . Satellite Photos of the BRIDGE Between RAMESVARAM and SRI LANKA

Space images taken by NASA (from the NASA Digital Image Collection) reveal the mysterious ancient bridge in the Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka.
The unique curvature of the bridge and composition by age reveals that it is man made. The legends as well as Archeological studies reveal that the first signs of human inhabitants in Sri Lanka date back to a primitive age, about 17,50,000 years ago and the bridge's age is also almost equivalent.

This information is a crucial aspect for an insight into the mysterious legend called ramayana, which was supposed to have taken place in Treta Yuga (more than 17,00,000 years ago).

In this epic, there is a mentioning about a bridge, which was built between Rameshwaram (India) and the Sri Lankan coast under the supervision of a dynamic and invincible figure called RAMA who is supposed to be the incarnation of the Supreme Being.

5. Stealth Bomber from Shastra

A glass-like material based on technology found in an ancient Sanskrit text that could ultimately be used in a stealth bomber (the material cannot be detected by radar) has been developed by a research scholar of Benaras Hindu University.

This unique material cannot be traced by radar and so a planewith it .This interesting factor u can see in Vaimanika Shastra, wrote by Bharadwaj. The shastra has interesting information on vimanas (airplanes), different types of metals and alloys, a spectrometer and even flying gear.

The shastra also outlines the metallurgical method to prepare an alloy very light and strong which could withstand high pressure

Aryan concept:::A fake history created by Eurocentrism and Colonialism Indian History Revisited (please read this)

Most people in India today have been led to believe that the Vedic Aryans were the first invaders of the country. They have been the image of the Aryan hordes pouring down the passes of Afghanistan on horseback, destroying the indigenous urban Harappan culture that was Dravidian in nature. Even Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru subscribed to this view and it remains in textbooks in India today.

That there was no record of such an event in ancient Indian records, north or south, was ignored. That this theory never managed to prove itself was disregarded.

Recently, however, the Aryan invasion idea is becoming rejected worldwide in light of new archaeological evidence that contradicts it. However, Indian secular and Leftist thinkers like to denigrate any questioning of the invasion theory as Hindu fundamentalist propaganda.

A recent academic paper argues that there is an indigenous development of civilisation in India going back to at least 6000 BCE (Mehrgarh). It proposes that the great Harappan or Indus Valley urban culture (2600-1900 BCE), centred on the Saraswati river of Vedic fame, had much in common with Vedic literary accounts. It states that the Harappan culture came to an end not because of outside invaders but owing to environmental changes, most important of which was the drying up of the Saraswati.

It argues further that the movement of populations away from the Saraswati to the Ganges, after the Saraswati dried up (c 1900 BCE), was reflected in the literature with Vedic Saraswati based literature giving way to Puranic texts extolling the Ganga. Perhaps more shockingly, the paper states that the Aryan invasion theory reflects colonialism and Eurocentrism and is quite out of date