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    The official Sanskrit name for India is Bharat.
    INDIA has been called Bharat even in Satya yuga (
    Golden Age ).

    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.

    The first six Mogul Emperor's of India ruled in an
    unbroken succession from
    father to son for two hundred years, from 1526 to

    India is.......the Largest democracy in the world,
    the 7th largest country
    in the world AND one of the most ancient and living
    civilizations (at least
    10, 000 years old).

    Although modern images & descriptions of India often
    show poverty, India was
    one of the richest countries till the time of
    British in the early 17th
    Century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by
    India's wealth and was
    looking for route to India when he discovered
    America by mistake.

    The number system was invented by India. Aryabhatta
    was the scientist who
    invented the digit zero.

    The' place value system' and the 'decimal system'
    were developed in 100 BC
    in India.

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

    Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to
    mankind. The father of
    medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years

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

    The value of "pi" was first calculated by the Indian
    Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is
    known as the Pythagorean
    Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century,
    which was long before the
    European mathematicians.

    Algebra, trigonometry and calculus also orignated
    from India. Quadratic
    equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th
    century. The largest
    numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106
    whereas Hindus used numbers
    as big as 10*53 ( i.e 10 to the power of 53 ) with
    specific names as early
    as 5000 B.C. during the Vedic period. Even today,
    the largest used number
    is Tera: 10*12( 10 to the power of 12 ).

    Sushruta is regarded as the father of surgery. Over
    2600 years ago Sushrata
    & his team conducted complicated surgeries like
    cataract, artificial
    limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones and also
    plastic surgery and
    brain surgeries.

    Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India
    medicine. Detailed
    knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion,
    metabolism, physiology,
    etiology, genetics and immunity is also found in
    many ancient Indian texts.

    Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher
    languages. This is
    because it is the most precise, and therefore
    suitable language for computer
    software. ( a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987

    The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara
    temple at Tanjavur in
    Tamil Nadu. The shikhara is made from a single '
    80-tonne ' piece of
    granite. Also, this magnificient temple was built in
    just five years,
    (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of
    Rajaraja Chola.

    The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail,
    Himachal Pradesh.
    Built in 1893 after levelling a hilltop, this
    cricket pitch is 2444 meters
    above sea level.

    India has the most post offices in the world !

    The largest employer in the world is the Indian
    railway system, employing
    over a million people

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

    Until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds
    to the world. ( Source .
    Gemological Institute of America )

    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 game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th
    century poet saint
    Gyandev. It was originally called 'Mokshapat.' The
    ladders in the game
    represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices.
    The game was played with
    cowrie shells and dices. Later through time, the
    game underwent several
    modifications but the meaning is the same i.e good
    deeds take us to heaven
    and evil to a cycle of re-births.

    Chess was invented in India.

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    Itna Padne Ke Baad Ek Hi Baat Samne Ati Hai
    And That Is

    "kuch Baat Hai Hasti Mitti Nahi Hamati,
    Sadiyo Raha Hai Dushman Dore Jahan Hamara"

    I Read These Lines In A News Paper


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    India ke bare mein jitna jano utna kam hai......bhai!!!!!!

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    wow , new gr8 info , thanks 4 sharing

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    thx 4 sharing

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