Known Facts about India

India is a country of incredible fascination and charm. It has been known for its ancient culture and civilization. This country is rich in natural beauty in every sense. One can find high mountains, roaring waves, monster waterfalls, sun washed golden beaches and desert areas which are attractive to watch and interesting to explore.

India derived its name from the River Indus. The home of the early settlers was the valleys around this river and the Aryan worshipers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu. Later the Persian invaders converted it into Hindu and thus we got the name of India as ‘Hindustan’. This name is a combination of Hindu and Sindhu and thus the land is referred as the land of the Hindus.

Sanskrit is considered as the mother of all higher languages. Most of the words of Hindi and English languages are derived from the Sanskrit words. The Sanskrit name for India is ‘Bharat’. This is a land which has given many inventions such as chess, snakes and ladder games, number system and also the invention of digit zero was on this land. There are also some studies like Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus which were originated in India and then spread to the whole world.

India is a vast country as big as Europe. It is said to be the seventh largest country in the world and is the second largest country with the view of population. India is the largest democracy in the world and possess one of the most ancient and living civilizations.

The country which has most post offices in the world is none other than India. One will be surprised to know that the largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system. It is also the fact that Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine which was known to mankind and was established in India. The usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India medicine.

Although, India today shows the images of poverty, it was one of the richest countries of its time. Till the time of British in the early 17th Century, India was known for its wealth and gold. It was the time when India was known as the Golden Bird. During this period India was the only source for diamonds to the world. Today we might not be so financially fit, yet we can struggle and work hard to bring back the same position and prestige of our country.