One of the biggest countries in South Asia and the land which is home to over 1.2 billion people, the Republic of India is one of the most celebrated democracies of the world.
Bharat is a country that is known for its culture, religion, kindness, heritage, food and an epic history. The country was often addressed as the Golden Bird for the amount of gold it had, but if you ask me, India should be seen as the Golden Bird for its rich past. It should be admired for its ancient epics, scriptures, discoveries and history!
So, below are some inspiring yet beautiful facts about ancient India most of which you didn’t know. Take a look and feel the vibe of jingoism:
Yoga was invented in the ancient India.
Yoga took birth in ancient India. This mental, spiritual and physical practice has been a part of India’s culture for over 5000 years!
Also mentioned in the Rigveda, yoga was invented by Patanjali.The value of Pi was first calculated by a Indian mathematician.
The value of pi was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Baudhayana. He was the one to explain Pythagoras theorem.
Surprisingly enough, Baudhayana discovered this in the 6th century, way before the Europeans did.Varanasi was called the ancient city.
The ultimate holy spot of India, Varanasi was called ‘the ancient city’ in 500 BC, when Lord Buddha visited it.
Also known as Banaras, Varanasi is one of the oldest cities of this world!
“Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together,” said the great Mark Twain.
‘Fire Bacteria’ was also discovered in India.
According to modern science, no life can exist in fire. But the ancient Indian Vedas claim that life exists everywhere, including fire.
Recently, it has been uncovered that bacterias can survive in fire and are called fire bacterias.The game of Chess took birth in Bharat.
The game of Chess originated in India before the 6th century AD.
This two-player board game is also known as shatranj and it was from India that this game spread to Persia.
Acharya Kanad stated the atomic theory.
Factually, John Dalton is known as the father of atomic theory. However, it is said that Acharya Kanad, who lived on this planet 2600 years ago (which is way before Dalton took birth.) stated the atomic theory.
He talked about atom-anu, which is an indestructible particle.
The science of aeronautic was given by an ancient Hindu sage.
Vaimānika Shāstra known as ‘the science of aeronautics’ was written by the ancient Hindu sage Bharadwaja.
The book was discovered in an Indian temple and was written in 400 BC. Vaimānika Shāstra illustrates the operations of ancient Vimanas (airships), how they used and switched the drive to solar energy and how they protected airships from storms.
Bhaskaracharya calculated the amount of time Earth takes to orbit the sun.
We’ve all studied about how Earth revolves around the sun and rotates on its own axis. But not many of us know that it was Bhaskaracharya who calculated the amount of time Earth takes to orbit the sun.
Bhaskaracharya discovered the number (365.25875684) of days a hundred years ago!
Calculus, trigonometry and algebra originated in India.