The Facts About India and Its Culture:-“India is a country of mixed world culture where you can easily see natural and cultural vibrancy of the world.” Read and Share
Indian physical geography is an outstanding combination of beautiful hilly terrain, magnificent fertile plains, and beautiful island. Its diversity of religions, languages, and cultures is exceptional. Indian modern culture is developed based on an ancient culture that had an amazing sense of acceptance, magnificent beauty, and various diversities.
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The Interesting Facts About India.
Indian mainland is a combination of five geographical landforms present in the entire earth. Every bit of beauty consists in the country is a great gift of nature to the World. The facts about India is a set of description of factual History, Geography, Culture and politics
India Was An Island
Indian Subcontinent had formed due to the collision of the Indian basin with the great landmass of Eurasia nearly 50 million years ago. Himalayas-world’s youngest and highest major mountain range upraised due to this massive collision.
The Oldest Well Develop Civilization
Indus Valley Civilization was one the oldest civilization in the world, Where many completely developed urban centers i.e. Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro. The name “India” is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of early settlers. Some examples, we forwarded in our culture from our ancient culture.
- Two storey building with staircase.
- Well developed drainage system.
- Colored clothes and ornaments
- The action or practice of interring a dead body.
- Worship of nature.
India never invaded any other country
Although Indian history was enriched by a powerful kingdom, such as sixteen Mahajanapada and a large number of small Janapada. They fought many battles in themselves but never invaded another country in the world.
The World’s first University
India was the first country in the world where an organized education system developed. There were three magnificent such structures are Vikramshila, Takshshila, and Nalanda. These are remarkable symbol of the ancient education system in India.
First surgery in the World
Sushruta, an ancient Indian Ayurvedic physician, is also known as the father of surgery, who underwent the first plastic surgery in 600BCE. He wrote the Sushruta Samhita which is the earliest document for the procedure of surgery, treatment of hemorrhoids and fistula as well as cataract surgery.
Origin of Yoga in India
A group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices, also known as yoga, originated in ancient India before the ancient Rigvedic period. Today, the whole world has accepted Yoga for its people, whatever their tradition, caste, and culture. The UNO accepted Yoga for humanity and 21 June as Yoga Day.
Chess and Snakes & ladders originated in India
Snakes and ladders, chess, and Ludo were games originated and played entirely in ancient India. These games have now become well-known sports in the world. In ancient times, snakes and ladders were called Moksha Patmu, Chess for chaturanga, and Ludo as Chaupad.
Facts About India: Hindu religion
Human history is so long on earth that it cannot be imagined in words. There were many civilizations have developed and destroyed. Indian culture also developed with them but it is still alive with some change. Perhaps, this is also the beauty of this culture, whoever came, got absorbed in it. Indian culture is born from this meaningful and gentle combination.
A group of people living on the land of holy India came to be called Hindus. All the religions of the world have emerged through the Messiah / Preceptor but there is no such history of Hindus. That is why most scholars call this religion also Sanatana Dharma.
Birthplace of many religions
India is the birthplace of many religious communities in which some communities later developed into full-fledged religions. Islam is one of the major religions, a part of which was not only accepted in India but also developed during the Prophet era. The religions of Buddha, Jainism, and Shikha etc. have developed fully in the land of India but spread in the world.
There are over 300,000 Mosque in India!
The second-largest population of our country is Islamic, so there is no wonder that India has the second-largest number of Mosques in the world after Indonesia. The first mosque established in 629 AD in Kerala (India) during the Pagamber era is Cheramaan Juma Mosque. This is the oldest mosque in the Indian subcontinent which is still in use.
Varanasi is one of the oldest inhabited places in the World
If you are planning to visit India or you want to know India, both the journey can be started here. Varanasi is the place where you get the chance to understand the scientific, cultural, and religious development in India. This place is remarkable as you can get every evidence of gradual change here.
Largest Language diversity
The language diversity in India is also noteworthy. Perhaps, India has lost over 220 languages in the past. But still, there are more than 880 languages and 552 variants of other languages are using in the country. There are 22 major languages, recognized by the Indian Constitution, and written in 13 different scripts, with more than 720 dialects. Hindi and English are the official languages of India.
The highest recorded average rainfall
Mavasinram and Cherrapunji are the places in Meghalaya (India) where the highest rainfall occurs in the world. The rainfall rate at these places is 467 inches yearly, which is the highest on earth. There are top five places where the average highest rainfall takes place in India Mavasinram, Cherrapunji, Amboli, Agumbe, Neriamangalam.
The highest cricket ground in the world
Chail Cricket Ground, Himachal Pradesh (India) is the highest cricket ground in the world. This is present at an altitude of 2,444 meters (8,018 ft) in the lap of the Himalayan Mountains. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh (Patiala) made the ground in 1893 and this is using by Chail Military School as a playground.
Shampooing originated in India
Shampooing is a purely Indian concept that evolved from “Champu”, a traditional massage practice. Later it replaced natural herbal shampoo like Indian soapberry or Multani Mitti with the invention of liquid soap. Champu, an ancient massage practice still used in rural India.
The winner all kabaddi world cups
Kabaddi World Cup in all format for Men and Women have been winning by the Indian team since the start. Kabaddi, an Indian native game, started in Tamilnadu (India) and spread by ancient Tamil traders to South Asia. This is also a national game of Bangladesh and a State game of many states in India.
The first rocket in India was carried on a cycle
The first Indian made rocket, transported on a bicycle, and launched from a church. It was a small rocket test, which carried out from Thumba on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram. Leading to the nostalgia of modern space age in India]. Subsequently, a small village soon became known as Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launch Station (TERLS) and later became the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC).
Discovery of water on the moon
Moon missions have a very long history in the world. The United States and the USSR were taking several steps to discover life on the lunar surface. Through many discoveries made but in the meantime, Chandrayaan 1 of India 2009. The first satellite of the Earth which helped NASA to search for water on the moon.
The Largest number of vegetarian in the world
India is the second-largest populous country in the world with about 38% of the population being vegetarian. India is at the top of the list of countries with a vegetarian rate in the world. People are vegetarian for many reasons, some of which include religion, moral motivation, health, environmental protection, economic factors, anorexia, and culture.
The Largest producer and consumer of Milk
India is the world’s largest milk producing country with 22% of global production, followed by the United States, China, and Brazil. Since the 1970s, the largest expansion of milk production has occurred in South Asia, which is the main driver of milk production growth in the developing world. Verghese Kurien is the father of the white revolution in India, he establish AMUL.
The first producer and Consumer of sugar.
India is the largest consumer of sugar in the world but recently, it also became the highest producer of sugar. According to data from the Indian Sugar Mills Association, the country’s sugarcane farmers produced 35.5 million tonnes of sugarcane in 2018-19. India overtook Brazil as the largest producer of sugar last year.
Diamond Were first mined in India
India is the source of all known diamonds in the world since ancient times. The Golconda region is the first diamond mining site in India, which was in the vicinity of alluvial deposits at Guntur on the banks of the Pennar, Krishna, and Godavari rivers in South India. Koh-e-Noor is one of the largest diamonds in the world, weighing 105.6 carats. It mined at Kollur Mine in the Golconda region.
Human-Computer in India
Shakuntala Devi, an Indian writer and mental mathematical calculator also known as “human computer”. She gained universal fame when she easily multiplied two random 13-digit numbers in front of people on a BBC show. Her talent was recorded in The Guinness Book of World Records in 1982.
The World largest River island
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Majuli is the largest river island in the earth. The island covers an area of about 880 km² built by the Brahmaputra and its tributary Subansiri. This island district is also known as the cultural capital of Assam.
First country with a Bill of Rights for Cows
Cow is a very important part of Indian culture. We worship cows as a form of God that symbolizes generosity and gratitude for services. Recently, this approach has also encouraged changes in the laws, and thus most states have banned cow slaughter in whole or in part.
First country set poll booth for only voter
India became the first country in the world to establish a polling station for only one voter of Gir Forest. Guru Bharatdas Darshan Das lives in the Gir forest of Junagadh district. He is living as an ascetic in an ancient temple of Shiva in Banaj for 15 years, is the only voter in the village.
A village Where the Houses without doors
Although India is the land of the oldest civilization, but some villages in India are in themselves a symbol of old civilization and faith. Shani Shingnapur is famous for the fact that there are no doors to any house here.
The residents of the village do not feel the need for protection, as the famous temples of the Hindu deity Shani are located here. It is not only India but the only such village in the world, which is located in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.
An officer’s village of India (Madhopatti)
Madhopatti, a remote village of Jaunpur district in Uttar Pradesh, also known as an officer’s village of India. There are only 75 households in the village but they have 47 IAS officers and many PCS, officers. Similarly, there are many villages in India have such kind of stories. Ghazipur’s Ghahmar village also known as the Army village because every household has at least one member in the Army.
The Kumbh Mela gathering that is visible from Space
Kumbh Mela is one of the oldest and largest cultural events in India, is visible from the space. This festival is celebrated 4 times in 12 years at different places; Haridwar at the bank of the river Ganga, Ujjain at the bank of the river Kshipra, Nasik at the bank of the river Godawari and, Prayag raj at the Sangam of three sacred rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. A great Kumbh is also celebrated in the cycle of 144 years in Prayag raj.
India, a country with the greatest geographical, cultural, and language diversity. It is present in the center of South Asia, surround by 9 neighboring countries, the great Himalayas, and three water bodies. The name of the Indian ocean also originated from India. India is one of the top countries with the highest number of world heritage sites.