Interesting Trivia About India


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Interesting Trivia About India

Everyone knows about the Taj Mahal in India and they may even know of the fine cuisine and teas that all hail from India. But how much does one really know about the country? Below are some interesting facts on this beautiful place.

  • India got its name from the River Indus. It was around this river that the earliest settlers of the country made their homes. Those who worshipped Aryan referred to the river as Sindhu.

  • Shortly after the Persians invaded, they referred to the land as Hindu.

  • It was in India that the number system was invented. A scientist by the name of Aryabhatta invented the zero digit.

  • Sanskrit, a language that is spoken in India is considered to be the most important of all higher languages. This is because it is the most accurate and therefore, the most appropriate for computer software.

  • India is responsible for the invention of the game of chess.

  • Algebra, trigonometry, and calculus were all developed in India.

  • In 100 BC, the place value system and the decimal system were created in India.

  • 1526-1707 were years that saw a continual succession of the first six Mogul Emperor’s of India that were continually passed from father to son.

  • India holds the largest democracy in the world.

  • India is the sixth largest country in the world.

  • India has one of the most ancient and living civilizations in the world. Civilization in India is at least 10,000 years old.

  • The board game Snakes and Ladders was created in India. Its original name was Mokshapat. The ladders were meant to represent good deeds and the snakes were supposed to represent wrongdoings. Originally, cowrie shells and dice were used to play the game.

  • The world’s highest cricket ground was built in India in 1893. It is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh and is 2444 metres above sea level. It was built by flattening a hilltop.

  • India has the most post offices in the world.

  • The Indian railway system has over one million employees, making it the largest employer in the world.

  • At one time, India was one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Christopher Columbus was seeking a way to get to India when he discovered America.

  • The word “navigation” originated in India and comes from people trying to find their way on the river Sindh. The word stems from the Sanskrit word “Navgatih.”

  • The word “navy” also comes from India. It originated from the Sanskrit word “nou.”

  • Diamonds could only be found in India until the year 1896.

  • The Baily Bridge, located in the Ladakh Valley in the Himalayan Mountains, is the highest bridge in the world. 




Interesting Trivia About India

Interesting Trivia About India

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