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Facts about India

  • The name 'India' is derived from the River Indus.
  • Indian established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley.
  • Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.
  • The 'Place Value System' and the 'Decimal System' were developed in India in 100 B.C.
  • Chess was invented in India.
  • The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu.
  • India is the largest democracy in the world, the 7th¬†largest Country in the world.
  • India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.
  • The largest employer in India is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.
  • Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind in India.
  • Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus also originated in India.
  • The four religions born in India that are Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, followed by 25% of the world's population.
  • Islam is India's and the world's second largest religion.
  • There are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.
  • The oldest European church and synagogue in India are in the city of Cochin.
  • The Vishnu Temple built in the 10th century is the world's largest religious pilgrimage destination in the city of Tirupathi. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.¬†
  • Sikhism originated in the Holy city of Amritsar in Punjab.
  • Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.
  • Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years

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