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aburvaraagam
12-05-2003, 07:45 PM
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 number system was invented by India. Aryabhatta was the scientist who invented the digit zero.


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 ).

Chess was invented in India.

Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies which originated in India.

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

The first six Mogul Emperor's of India ruled in an unbroken succession from father to son for two hundred years, from 1526 to 1707.

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

India is.......the Largest democracy in the world, the 6th largest country in the world AND one of the most ancient and living civilizations (at least 10, 000 years old).


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.

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 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 education.

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

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 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'.

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 Mathematician 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 ).

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.


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.

katteri
12-08-2003, 11:30 PM
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

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Correction 6 years

katteri
12-08-2003, 11:32 PM
Good work

Shy
12-09-2003, 12:03 AM
Wow... Indian solarathulaa evalavu hidden paerumai irukku'nu enakku theriyaamapoochae..

Great work Aburv.. nalla info

Shy

tshan
01-08-2004, 05:06 PM
proud to be a tamilan

n_m_ramanan
01-09-2004, 12:28 PM
Pala unmaigala niraya perukku theriya vachi irukkeeenga,
Thanks for the informations.
The tanjore temple another precious thing is The shadow of that temple tower never fall on the ground

katteri
01-09-2004, 12:36 PM
Pala unmaigala niraya perukku theriya vachi irukkeeenga,
Thanks for the informations.
The tanjore temple another precious thing is The shadow of that temple tower never fall on the ground

Thappu ....neengha sonnathu...
Shadow vizhum but only for some time. most of the shadow fall on the structure itself.....
u can also verify in hai madhan in vikatan a couple of months back....

Nan pathu irukeen...go in between 10 o clock and 2.30 u can c. only a small shadow.. atha pole late evening and early moring u can c

n_m_ramanan
01-10-2004, 12:33 PM
I heared this news first time from u,
If it ie told by mathan then its 100% true.
No second openion.
But in my school studies I was taught like that only.

katteri
01-10-2004, 02:18 PM
I heared this news first time from u,
If it ie told by mathan then its 100% true.
No second openion.
But in my school studies I was taught like that only.

Shaodowknojama ka than vizhum athai than namma makkla vizhath endru solkirarkal

butterfly
01-10-2004, 05:08 PM
good information aburva...I had more of it...if i find it will surely post

gsatnan
01-10-2004, 07:47 PM
Some more about india

India is the world's largest, oldest, continuous civilization

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?

India is the world's largest democracy.

Grammar constitutes one of India's greatest contributions to Western philology. Panini, the Sanskrit grammarian, who lived between 750 and 500 BC, was the first to compose formal grammar through his Astadhyai.

gsatnan
01-10-2004, 07:59 PM
India never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years of history. Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa, the Saint of Calcutta as she was called, are considered the greatest apostles of peace of the twentieth century

India was the richest country on earth until after the coming of the British in the17th century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by her wealth. British, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, and other "adventurers" were racing against each other to establish trading privileges in India. It was known as the true land of milk and honey.

The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra, Western India. By direction of the Saka king Rudradaman I around 150 C.E., an artificial lake aptly named "Sudarshana" [beautiful] was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during the reign of Chandragupta Maurya.

In the 5th century C.E. 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 then was computed as 365.258756484 days.

gsatnan
01-10-2004, 08:03 PM
It facinates me to know more about india.... you have started a great thread aburva....

The first postage stamps of Asia, the "Scinde Dawk", were issued in India in 1852 in the District of Sindh. The first bi-coloured stamps of the British Commonwealth were also issued in India in 1854. The world's first air post service was introduced in India in 1911.

Steel was invented in India before 1000 B.C. Many varieties of steel were made and characterised.