Interesting facts about India

Given here are some of the great achievement of the sacred country Bharat, which is more popularly known as India to the outside world these days. However, I like the original name of the country "Bharat" and hence in most of my literature, I am using this as the country name. My research suggests that Bharat has the oldest history of civilization and the entire world civilization was part of this country during the ancient times. The country was once also knows as "Aryavrat", the area of Aryans. The list given below depicts some of the special contribution made by this country before the modern science started leading the world. There was a lot of knowledge discovered by ancient Bhartiya (Indian) people, however, a lot of such research outcome is either destroyed by the natural devastations or ruined by the invaders of Bharat from time to time. Still there is a lot of meaningful knowledge which is still available for the betterment of humanity. In my endeavour to do a GRAND CHANGE, I will bring this knowledge in front of the world in a manner that every educated person can easily understand the same. I request everyone to go through all my blog articles and join me in the Project YugParivartan (Project GRAND CHANGE). The link to joining the mission is given on my blog heading. So, here we go. Please write to me at if you want me to add/update some of these facts in the list. I will update the same in this blog article after some verification. Thanks.

  • India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.

  • 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.

  • Chess was invented in India.

  • 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. In time, the game underwent several modifications, but its meaning remained the same, i.e. good deeds take people to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.

  • 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.

  • Sushruta is regarded as the Father of Surgery. Over2600 years ago Sushrata & his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones, plastic surgery and brain surgeries.

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

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