AMAZING FACTS

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INDIA
By: Enver97

THE FACTS…
The official name of India is the Republic of India. The name “India” derives from the River Indus, which most likely is derived from the Sanskrit sindhu, meaning “river.” The official Sanskrit name of India is Bharat, after the legendary king in the epic Mahabharata

THE FACTS…

There is 17 major languages and 844 dialects spoken in India.

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The largest democracy in the world, India, is also home to the oldest civilization in the world, that is the Indus valley civilization.

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India is the birthplace of chess. The original word for “chess” is the Sanskrit chaturanga, meaning “four members of an army”—which were mostly likely elephants, horses, chariots, and foot soldiers.

THE FACTS... Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.

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The earliest school of medicine known to mankind is Ayurveda. It was invented by the father of medicine Charaka around 2500 years ago in the ancient India.

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The value of "pi" was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician 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.

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Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus also originated in 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 Terra: 10*12(10 to the power of 12).

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India exports software to 90 countries.

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Agra, the beautiful city is situated in the banks of holy river Yamuna. The place was once the capital of Mugal Empire during 16th and 18th centuries. Agra is the third largest city in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India and the most prominent tourist destination in the country. Millions of tourists visit Agra from all across the world every year to see the beauty of majestic Taj Mahal.

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The public facilities are important to serve the residents. In India, the largest public facility that you can get is the post office. Compared to the other countries in the world, it has highest number of post offices.

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The biggest and the largest employer in the world is Indian railways employing over a million people.

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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.

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India experiences six seasons: summer, autumn, winter, spring, summer monsoon, and winter monsoon

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India grows 12 million tons of mangoes in a year, the weight equivalent to 80,000 blue whales

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The Indian flag has three horizontal bands of color: saffron for courage and sacrifice, white for truth and peace, and green for faith, fertility, and chivalry. An emblem of a wheel spinning used to be in the center of the white band, but when India gained independence, a Buddhist dharma chakra, or wheel of life, replaced the spinning wheel

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It is illegal to take Indian currency (rupees) out of India.

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The Kumbh Mela (or Grand Pitcher Festival) is a huge Hindu religious festival that takes place in India every 12 years. In 2001, 60 million people attended, breaking the record for the world’s biggest gathering. The mass of people was photographed from space by a satellite.

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Dancing is one of India’s most highly developed arts and was an integral part of worship in the inner shrines of every temple. It is notable for its expressive hand movements

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Many Indian wives will never say her husband’s name aloud, as it is a sign of disrespect. When addressing him, the wife will use several indirect references, such as “ji” or “look here” or “hello,” or even refer to him as the father of her child

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The temples of Khajuraho are famous for their erotic sculptures and are one of the most popular tourist attractions in India. Scholars still debate the purpose of such explicit portrayals of sexual intercourse, which sometimes involves animals

INDIA

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