India has a great history which is discussed every now and then. From Harrapan culture to Mahmud Gazni and from the day country got independence and till now, India has been in debates all over the world. This country is a land of different cultures, heritages, many languages and religions. Sometimes, somethings occur in different places and religions which is bizzare and odd which let people get famous and renown all around. Sometime it is naturally made records but generally people exert themselves having great willpower to do something which they can be appreciated for. Here are some Interesting Facts About India which can lead you stunned for a while!

 

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1. Calculus and Trigonometry, Zero are Inventions of India to the world.

Indian inventions

Whether we talk of Aryabhatta’s invention of Calculus or Trigonometry, from Brahmagupta’s invention of zero to Ramanujan’s invention of number pie, India has a prominent role which plays a vital role in everybody’s life. People use mathematics from their kitchen to their workplace and in each and everything they do. It is of great importance to know the interesting facts about India which makes us proud to be an Indian. 

 

2. The gathering at the Kumbh Mela is so large that it is visible from the space.

Kumbh Mela

At any one place, the Kumbh Mela takes place once in 12 years. There is a difference of around 3 years between the Kumbh Melas at Haridwar and Nashik. The one of the interesting facts about kumbh mela is that the exact age of the festival is uncertain. Kumbh Mela is one festival all over the world where largest gathering of pilgrims takes place. Around 120 million people visited in Kumbh Mela in 2013 in Allahabad in over two months. It is so much that You can see people together from the space. The patch seems covered which are the pilgrims present and taking dips in holy water. Well, that is call perfect OMG fact about India.

 


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3. India at 2nd number as English speaking Country.

English speaking Country

India has the largest population in the world English speaking  after USA. Only 11.38% of people in India know the language. No other country speak as much English as India does considering English not being the national language. In general, English is the third largest language by the number of native speakers worldwide, after Mandarin and Spanish. It is used as officially common language.

 


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4. India’s first rocket was transported on a bicycle (1963) and the first satellite on a bullock-cart (1981).

India's first rocket

The first rocket was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. It was so light and small which didn’t require some big container. Even ISRO’s Apple satellite was carried on a bullock cart before launching. Interesting, isn’t it?

 


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5. India is the largest producer of movies in the world.

largest movie produces

Bollywood produces around 1000 films every year which is almost double the output of Hollywood. According to researches, approx. 14 million Indians go to the cinema every day, which equates to 1.4% of the entire population. Cinema lovers pay around a day’s wage to watch a Bollywood film in theaters, which is a big deal!

 

6. There are places in India where men demand gender equality for themselves.

demand gender equality

Everyone knows world is going for women equality and is a great topic of debate. But have you ever wondered a place being an exception and that also in India? Well, Meghalaya has a matrilineal society and men suffer to get the equal rights. It is not women who leave their home after marriage but men do. They get financial-aid from bride’s side and not from groom. Men are weak sex in Meghalaya.

Khasi tradition says that property owned by a couple must be inherited by their youngest daughter so that she can take care of her brothers and parents. As per the custom, the youngest daughter’s husband stays at her residence.

 

7. ‘Hindu’ origin from ‘Indus’?

Hindu from Indus

If you read Bhagvad Gita, Ramayan, Mahabharata, you would realize that there is not even a single text which mentions the word ‘Hindu’. It was a name which was given by foreigners because our land was on other side of river ‘Indus’ and hence came the name “Hindu”. But eventually, some people made it a religion.

The word Hindu has come from the Indo-Aryan and Sanskrit, Sanskrit word Sindhu, which means ‘a large body of water’. It was used as the name of the Indus river and also referred to its tributaries.

 


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9. India ranks third after USA and the UK in the number of records.

Guiness book record

According to the Guinness Book of World Records,India is a country of miracles and not that are countable but innumerable. People do things that others cannot even think of. Records are broken and new benchmarks are set everyday. Those unforgettable moments are captured and people are rewarded to do something bizarre and different. From the longest turban to shortest girl in the world, from longest moustache to making world’s biggest chapati. It seems there is nothing that Indians cannot do.

 


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10. India has a spa for elephants.

spa for elephants.

India’s scorching heat cannot be beaten by anyone. Foreigners get surprised by watching elephant spa. All the elephants can be seen taking lavish bath, massages and their diets are taken care of. Th locals scrub the massive bellies of elephants with love and clean them all over. The luxury is given specially to Elephants as it is difficult to clean them to reach areas. This is majorly done in Kerela where elephants has a great use. The foreigners also clean them while travelling to India.

 

11. India’s Has floating Post office.

floating Post office

Sounds weird? So, India can have it! This is the first such post office in India. It has been made as a tourist focus post office on a huge house boat and provides a unique and tourist-friendly service to the people of Kashmir and to tourists from across the world. It is easily accessible and interesting to watch when active.

 

12. The world’s biggest family.

world's biggest family

A man with 39 wives. That’s not it.. 94 children. Wait there’s more with 33 grandchildren. This is how Ziona Chana got famous. He is from Mizoram where they live in a 100 room house which is four storey house and all the wives sleep in giant communal dormitories. This is a strange things having such number of family members. The family is organised with almost military discipline, love and respect. It only happens in India! No doubt!

 


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13. A polling station is set up in a forest for a lone voter.

polling station

A true example of how much voting is important. The right to vote has a biggest example where polling station is set up every time in election since 2004.  This is Bharatdas Darshandas of 55 age from Banej village in the Gir forest in Junagadh. Darshandas is a temple priest.

This booth is set only for him as if the booth is not set up hewill have to travel 20 km to cast his vote.This person has been living here from last 10 years and is not afraid of lions. Every time two policemen and officials reach polling booth and Bharatdas casts his vote.

 


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14. Bandra Worli Sealink has steel wires equal to the earth’s circumference.

Bandra sea link

What! This is a news! right? This is true that Bandra Worli Sealink is same measure of earth’s circumference. Steel cable which is used for supporting the various structures of bridge. The total weight of the sea link is equivalent to 50,000 African elephants. What more? The height of the Bandra-Worli sea link is 63 times the height of Qutub Minar. That too much of record break and a great fact to share with friends and family.

 

15. Science day in Switzerland is dedicated to Ex-Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam.

Abdul Kalam Science Day

Switzerland celebrates May 26 as the Science Day in honour of visiting President APJ Abdul Kalam. The place considers the President as the father of India’s missile programme. Kalam is the first Indian head of state visiting Switzerland after a gap of more than 30 years. Former President V V Giri’s was the last high profile visit to the country.The Swiss government considered his vast expertise in science and technology and decided to remember him on 26th May every year.