The Greatness of India- INCREDIBLE INDIA

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We always criticize our nation and compare it with other developed nations. But while criticizing we definitely forget some great achievements of India, we forget the rule of British which left us in a very bad condition but still we progressed a lot, we forget the number of years of our independence which is very less as compared to other developed nations from which we compare our development and we forget the greatness of India!

  1. India is the world’s largest, oldest, continuous civilization.
  2. India never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years of history.
  3. India is the world’s largest democracy.
  4. Varanasi, also known as Benares, was called “the ancient city” when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C.E, and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.
  5. India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
  6. The World’s first university was established in Takshashila 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.
  7. Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software – a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.
  8. 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.
  9. Although 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. Christopher Columbus was attracted by India’s wealth.
  10. The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindhu 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit ‘Nou’.
  11. 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.
  12. The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, 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.
  13. 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 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10**53(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 10**12(10 to the power of 12).
  14. IEEE has proved what has been a century old suspicion in the world scientific community that the pioneer of wireless communication was Prof. Jagdish Bose and not Marconi.
  15. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.
  16. 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.
  17. Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
  18. 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, physiology, etiology, embryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.
  19. When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization).
  20. The four religions born in India, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world’s population.
  21. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.
  22. India is one of the few countries in the World, which gained independence without violence.
  23. India has the second largest pool of Scientists and Engineers in the World.
  24. India is the largest English speaking nation in the world.
  25. India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a super computer ingenuously…. And many more reasons to be feel proud!

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 instructive 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.

Be proud on our nation! INCREDIBLE INDIA!

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  2. Azhar
    Feb 19, 2017 @ 20:21:57

    My heart filled with pride. This has to be included on the first page of text books.Very very proud to be India. Jai Hind!!!

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  3. Srividya Gurugubilly
    Feb 08, 2017 @ 09:54:47

    Incredible India!!!

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  4. Ankur Mithal
    Feb 02, 2015 @ 10:52:17

    And the need to prove that ours is a great civilisation is there because…?

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    • meghachaturvedi
      Feb 06, 2015 @ 07:40:39

      Sir, exactly.. there is still need to prove this. There are still many people who question about this. Indians themselves have forgot the greatness of their country and instead of being proud on their country, people are defaming their own country. A very bad time has come when we have to remind our brothers and sisters the greatness of INDIA. 🙂

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  5. RealtorPegSanDiego
    Jan 25, 2015 @ 19:36:44

    Reblogged this on San Diego with RealtorPeg and commented:
    For world citizens and the curious – some interesting facts about India maybe you knew, maybe you didn’t ……. just enjoy!

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  6. junaid saleh
    Jan 18, 2015 @ 21:56:53

    And I also disagree with point # 22. Because millions of people lost their life in the independence movement from the British! So how do you say there was no violence?!!

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    • meghachaturvedi
      Jan 19, 2015 @ 17:24:09

      The point no. 22 says that India is one of the few countries in the World, which gained independence without violence… we did a lot of efforts and violence in order to gain independence but in the end we got freedom by adopting the non- violence methods of Mahatma Gandhi, not with violence.. Yes, many people lost their lives but if you compare it with the history of FRANCE, its still less…

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  7. junaid saleh
    Jan 18, 2015 @ 21:50:54

    As far as I know, Algebra came from Arabs, not Indians! 🙂 and this claim that India never invaded any foreign land in 10,000 years is also false, because Chandra Gupta Mauriya had invaded the land which is now called Afghanistan! 🙂

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    • meghachaturvedi
      Jan 19, 2015 @ 17:20:34

      First of all, your knowledge is incomplete about the algebra part, arabs just introduced a bit about algebra but our scientists were the ones who researched on that and gave and simplified a lot of theorems. The real credit should go to us, not arabs or muslims.. just read this blog, you will understand and for more, if you want facts you can still google.. 🙂
      http://indianrealist.com/2010/01/26/give-indians-proper-credit-for-algebra/

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      • junaid saleh
        Jan 20, 2015 @ 06:16:21

        Okay, okay, take the credit for Algebra. :p But what about your claim that India never invaded any country in the last 10,000 years, which is nullified by the fact that Chandra Gupta Mauriya had invaded the land that is currently called Afghanistan??

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        • meghachaturvedi
          Jan 22, 2015 @ 12:31:21

          okay.. you are right that Chandra Gupta Mauriya invaded a land which is a country called Afghanistan now.. but technically, at that time, that land was not a country and it was not exactly invaded by india, chandra gupta maurya was not emperor of whole India, he just was the ruler of some parts of India and outside the territory of India.. 😛

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  8. Dhriti Chhabra
    Jan 18, 2015 @ 16:51:40

    Indeed! Proud to be Indian. :’)

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