Facts about India

Facts about India

India is known as “Yoga Bhoomi”. Yoga means union or connection with the Divine and Bhoomi is land, the Mother Earth. Historically, the sacred land of India is the place where many seekers of Truth were born and dedicated their lives to get the last breakthrough of their evolution: their enlightenment or the Yoga (the Self-Realization).

The following historical facts illustrate the spiritual and peaceful nature of India and how many of the souls who dwelled in this land achieved very deep connections with the All-Pervading Power, allowing them to act as channels of pure divine knowledge in many areas of human life:

1. India never invaded any country in her last 1000 years of history.

2. India invented the Number system. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.

3. The world’s first University was established in Takshila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4 th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

4. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software.

5. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans.

6. Although western media portray modern images of India as poverty striken and underdeveloped through political corruption, India was once the richest empire on earth.

7. The art of navigation was born in the river Sindh 5000 years ago. The very word “Navigation” is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.

8. The value of pi was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is now known as the Pythagorean Theorem. British scholars have last year (1999) officially published that Budhayan’s works dates to the 6 th Century which is long before the European mathematicians.

9. Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India . Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11 th Century; the largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 10 6 whereas Indians used numbers as big as 10 53.

10. According to the Gemmological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds to the world.

11. USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century-old suspicion amongst academics that the pioneer of wireless communication was Professor Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.

12. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.

13. Chess was invented in India .

14. Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted surgeries like cesareans, cataract, fractures and urinary stones. Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient India .

15. When many cultures in the world were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley ( Indus Valley Civilisation).

16. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.

Originally from Argentina, Alejandro learned from his studies in Journalism that although a story can be told in different ways, there is only one Truth behind it. Through Sahaja Yoga, he has found the key to discover the Truth within himself, and the light to live every moment in balance, to its fullest.

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  • Giorgio Brusco
    Dec 15, 2008
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    hi! great blog and site!!!
    I love it!


    November 23rd, 2012

    please change the map of india, this is not our india.



  • Jasmine
    Apr 1, 2010
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    Felt really nice to read about India .. and the information provided is very rare..
    Felt that how rich our country is and how badly we have polluted it..??
    How lucky we are to be born in a country of knowledge.. and how can we be so ignorant..
    May be because we have born in a time .. wherein we see the black clouds of corruption all around..
    But we have the torch of sahaja yoga in our hands with which .. we can see clearly and will also be able to remove these black clouds from the future of INDIA..



  • Abel
    Jul 8, 2010
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    Hey Alejandro. Nice blog. Taj mahal being one of the wonder in world, it truly deserves to be. I had been to Agra 3 years before. The architecture, built, carvings, colors used are so beautiful and worth watching. India should take some strict actions to save Taj Mahal from the chemical factories, which Taj is suffering from.



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