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30 Interesting Facts about India Its Amazing, You Never Knew

30 Interesting Facts about India Its Amazing, You Never Knew

India has lot of the interesting facts, that me and you may not know . Indian Empire was known as the British Raj was one of the richest empires in the history of the world with $134.9 billion in 1870.

The Golden Temple in India feeds a vegetarian meal to over 50,000 people a day regardless of religion or background

India has more than 70,000 newspapers and over 1,600 satellite channels (more than 400 are news channels) and is the biggest newspaper market in the world over 100 million copies sold each day

India is the world’s second-largest English speaking country

Here are the 30 Interesting Facts about India,

1. Takshila The world’s first university

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.

2. World’s First Hospital Train

The Lifeline Expres is the world’s first hospital train taking its services ranging from surgeries to cancer treatment to remote villages.

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3.  World’s Largest Milk Producer

India is the world’s largest milk producer, with 21 percent of global production, Reaching over 155.5 million tonnes in 2015

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4. The World’s First Granite Temple

The World’s First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The shikhara of the temple is made from a single 80-tonne piece of granite. This magnificent temple was built in just five years in between 1004 AD and 1009 AD.

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5. Plastic surgery invented in India 4000 years ago.

Sushruta was a physician in ancient India known today as the “Father of Plastic Surgery” for inventing and developing surgical procedures. His work on the subject, the Sushruta Samhita  is considered the oldest text in the world on plastic surgery .

6.Varanasi – Oldest city In the world

According to Hindu legend, Varanasi is more than 5,000 years old and is considered the oldest city in the world, though evidence of habitation only goes back about 3,000 years, according to the BBC . According to Hindu mythology, Varanasi was founded by Lord Shiva,

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7.Vishnu temple in Tirupathi Get $6 million Donation per day

The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, It 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.

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8.Roopkund – The Skeleton Lake

Locally was known as the mystery lake or the skeleton lake, Uttarakhand’s Roopkund is infamous for hundreds of human skeletons found at the bottom of the lake and in the surrounding areas.

9.The Temple of Rats

Karni Mata Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Karni Mata at Deshnoke, in Rajasthan, India. It is also known as the Temple of Rats. The temple is famous for the approximately 25,000 black rats that live, and are revered, in the temple.

10. 300,000 Mosques in India

India has more than 300,000 active mosques a number which is more than any Islamic nation

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11. Village Without Doors

Shani Shingnapur is the village without doors in Maharashtra . Its residents sleep soundly as they believe Lord Shani to be the guardian of the village. People trust in the lord is so strong that none of the houses in the village has doors and locks as people believe that Lord Shani is protecting their valuables from thieves.

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12.Chess was invented in India

Chess originated in India, where it was called Chaturanga, which appears to have been invented in the 6th century AD . Persians created a more modern version of the game after the Indians.

13.Snakes & Ladders Game was created  in India

Snakes & Ladders game 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 .

14.The Father of Medicine

Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. The Atharvaveda, a sacred text of Hinduism dating from the Early Iron Age, is one of the first Indian texts dealing with medicine. The Atharvaveda also contains prescriptions of herbs for various ailments.

15.Yoga has its origins in India

The Yoga has originated in India, it developed by the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago. The word yoga was first mentioned in the oldest sacred texts, the Rig Veda .

16.Shampoo was invented in India

Shampoo was invented in India by method of herbs.The first known mention of shampoo is from the 4th century B.C., when Greek historian Strabo wrote about India’s practice of shampooing. The word is from the Hindu word champo, meaning to massage or knead

17.Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is World largest Hindu Temple

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Tamil Nadu is the largest temple in India . The temple occupies an area of 155 acres with 81 shrines, 21 towers, 39 pavilions, and many water tanks integrated into the complex making it the world’s largest functioning Hindu temple. Some of temple structures have been renovated, expanded and rebuilt over the centuries as a living temple. The latest addition is the outer tower that is 67 metres (220 ft) tall, completed in 1987 .

18.The highest cricket ground in the world

The Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, is the highest in the world at an altitude of 8,018 ft . It was built in 1893 and is a part of the Chail Military School

19.A floating post office

India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices. It also has the floating post office, is located in Dal Lake, Srinagar. The floating post office was inaugurated back in the year 2011

20.Fifth largest railway network in the world

India comes fifth largest Railway line network in the world with 62,658 km of railroad . Indian Railways is owned by government and is the largest under a single management

21.Kumbh Mela gathering visible from space

Picture from space satellite has taken a detailed color photograph of the largest human gathering in the history of the world. Gathering over 70 million people to a sacred location on the Ganges River, 15 km from Allahabad, for more than a month of bathing rituals.

22.Indian scientists were the first to discover water on the moon

In September 2009 ,Indian scientists were the first to discover the presence of water on the moon.

23.The Ladybirds was the first India band that only had women.

Meet the woman who founded one of India’s first all-girl band in the ’60s

24.Dhyan Chand was offered Senior post in Germany Army

Dhyan Chand was an Indian hockey player and one of the greatest hockey players in the history of the sport.He was known for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats,With His influence India won the field hockey event in seven out of eight Olympics from 1928 to 1964. It is believed that after India defeated Germany in the 1936 Olympics final 8-1, Adolf Hitler offered him a senior post in the German Army, to which Chand refused

25.Indian currency note has 15 languages

Here are the one more Interesting facts about India is, Every Indian currency note has 15 languages on the reverse side and two on the front, which are English and Hindi

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26.The first rocket in India was transported on a cycle

The first rocket was so light and it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Many rocket parts were carried by the scientists on bicycles from one place to another within the sprawling range of Thumba.

27.Diamonds were first mined in India

From ancient times, India was the source of nearly all the world’s known diamonds, and until the discovery of diamonds in Brazil in 1726, India was the only place where diamonds were mined

28. Wettest Place on Earth 

Mawsynram is located in the Meghalaya State in India, is the wettest place in the world.   It receives an annual rainfall of 11,871 millimeters.The mountainous terrain of the surrounding land forces the northward-moving warm moist monsoon winds coming from the Bay of Bengal to converge over Mawsynram. 

29. Rabindranath Tagore also wrote the national anthem for Bangladesh

Rabindranath Tagore is the only known person to have written the national anthems for two different countries. He wrote Jana Gana Mana, the national anthem for India, and Amar Sonar Bangla, the national anthem for Bangladesh

30.The first country to consume sugar

Sugar was first produced from sugarcane plants in  India sometime after the first century CE.

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