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Hello sir I want to know about some Interesting facts about India so here can you please give me its basic details ?
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Hey as "India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human
speech, the mother of history,

Interesting facts about India

The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur,
Tamil Nadu. The shikhara of the temple is made from a single 80-tonne piece
of granite. This magnificent temple was built in just five years, (between
1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola.

India is the largest democracy in the world, the 7th largest Country in the
world, and one of the most ancient civilizations.

The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint
Gyandev. It was originally called 'Mokshapat'.

The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in
1893 after leveling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea
level.

India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.

The largest employer in India is the Indian Railways, employing over a
million people.

The world's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC.

Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of
Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.

India was one of the richest countries till the time of British rule in the early
17th Century. Christopher Columbus, attracted by India's wealth, had come
looking for a sea route to India when he discovered America by mistake.

The Art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh over 6000
years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word
'NAVGATIH'. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word 'Nou'.

Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the
Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart.

India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.

When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago,
Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley
Civilization)

The name 'India' is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which
were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the
river Indus as the Sindhu.

The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name 'Hindustan' combines
Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.

Chess was invented in India.

Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.

The 'Place Value System' and the 'Decimal System' were developed in India
in 100 B.C.
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