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Interesting facts about India
“What makes a nation, is the past, what justifies one nation against others is the facts of the past”, says a historian. India has great factual history be it of valuable tradition, the birthplace of human speech or the land of legends. This year we celebrated the 70th Independence Day but most of the Indians are still unaware of very important and interesting facts about India. Have you ever thought of something that’s unusual and interesting about India? India is a fascinating country of the world. There are a lot of unknown interesting facts about India which Indians are unaware of.
Interesting facts about India
Chess is a highly popular game among the general people worldwide. A 2012 survey found that “chess players make one of the largest communities in the world. Around 605 million adults play chess regularly. Chess is played at least once a year by 15% of Americans, 23% of Germans, 43% of Russians, and 70% of Indian people.
Maximum Indians are unaware the fact of origin of Chess was in India. Chaturanga is said to be the earliest forerunner of modern chess. Chaturanga thrived in India by the 6th century. Where different pieces having different powers and victory depending on the fate of the king of modern chess. Indians should be aware that birthplace of chess is India.
Switzerland dedicated its science day to Ex-Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam.
The Swiss government declared 26th May 2005 as its Science day in the honor of Indian Ex-President APJ Abdul Kalam. It came when Abdul Kalam was on a 4 days tour to Switzerland. Considering Abdul Kalam’s vast experience in Science and Technology Switzerland announced this honor. But maximum Indians don’t know about this achievement of the country.
Every individual is aware that moon has traces of water on it. But does anybody know who the one to discover this rare fact was? It was our own country India. The first moon mission of India Chandrayaan-1 was that historical step which declared that moon has water on it. The first evidence of water in moon atmosphere came by an Indian device Chandra’s Altitudinal Composition (CHACE).
India registered this achievement in the year 2008. In this era of achievement and technology, India coined itself on the top. This achieved is yet unknown by the Indians.
Snakes and ladders the most loved and played game by children and adults is an ancient Indian game. This simple race game based on sheer luck is popular with young children. The game was popular in ancient India by the name Moksha Patam and emphasized the role of fate or karma. A 13th-century poet saint Gyandev gave birth to the game of Snakes & Ladders. The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. Snakes and ladders an Indian game highly popular in India yet Indians are unaware that this game belongs to India.
The Tirupati Balaji temple and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple both of India, receive more visitors than the Vatican City and Mecca combined. Around 2 to 3 lakh pilgrims visit the temples daily. During festive season the figures reach up to 10 lakh people per day. These figures make both the temples the world’s most visited religious places. This fact is a matter of honor for every India
India has the origin of the most important and useful surgery which can change a person’s face called plastic surgery. In ancient India, there was such a healer known as Sushruta who was arguably one of the first cosmetic surgeons in the world. In his book, it is clearly mentioned that plastic surgeries were in existence in India during the 6th century BC. Sushruta was the first one to perform skin grafts. He used a piece of skin from other parts of the body to correct the look of the person.
These interesting facts about India are unaware by its own countrymen which reduces the importance of it. The facts of India discussed above are great achievements of India. It gives way to the country to be proud and raises the tri-color high.