Amazing Facts About India – India is the only country in the world which is united with diversified religions and stands in the second position in relation to highly populated nation. India is an amazing place in the world which is inhabited by extensive and exceptional talents in the world. Though agriculture is the main occupation of more than 50 percent population in India, it has surpassed in different sectors such as Defence, Information Technology, Science and Technology, Education etc. There are lot many amazing facts about India which makes you astonished, but here are 20 facts about India.
Let’s have a glance at them
Amazing Facts About India – That Will Amuse You
1. World’s Largest Family Lives in India
The more, the mirthful is unquestionably true for Ziona Chana, a 68-year-old-man lives in a mountainous village in the northeast state of India, Mizoram with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grand children- and still having more is not an obligation for Ziona Chana. Ziona Chana and his all family members lives in a four-storeyed building which has 100 rooms. Below is the picture of Ziona Chana and his family members.
He heads a local Christian religious camp/sect, known as the “Chana” which permits polygamy. The sect assumes that it will be ruling the globe with Christ and has a club with four hundred families who took membership.
2. Special Polling Station Arranged For a Single Voter
Since 2004, Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas has been voting in all the elections held. The polling team has arranged a special polling booth for Darshandas in Bhanej village in Gir forest in Gujarat state of India as he is the only voter from that area.
3. Snakes & Ladders Game was introduced by India
The game of Snakes and Ladders was invented in India during 13th century by a poet saint Gyandev. Originally it was named as ‘Mokshapat’. The snakes in the game represents immoral conduct and ladders indicate virtues. Initially this game was introduced to teach children about the moral lesson called ‘Karma’ but later this game has become the most famous board games in the world.
4. Fact About India – Diamonds were first recognized in India
Diamonds were first identified and mined in central India some 3000 years ago along the rivers Krishna, Pennar and Godavari. Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world. India led the world in diamond production.
5. Amazing Human calculator/Computer
Shakuntala Devi was an Indian writer who was tilted as The Human Calculator after she illustrated the calculation of the two 13 digit numbers 7,686,369,774,870 multiplied by 2,465,099,745,779 which were selected in a zigzag manner. She solved and answered this problem within 28 seconds, and also she answered the 8th root of a 14-digit number in ten seconds.
6. Spa for Elephants – Amazing fact about India
Not only human needs a spa to rejuvenate but also Elephants need to have, says the Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Centre, Punnathur Kotta in Kerala. Every July, the Rejuvenation Centre gives ritual spa treatments. The gratified ellies at the centre in Guruvayur receive massages, hose baths, and nutritious foods. The centre can host up to 59 elephants.
7. First Rocket of India was transported on Bicycle
India’s first rocket being small and light weight was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba launching station located in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala state of India. Because of the budgetary constraints, the satellite was also brought in a bullock cart.
8. Science Day in Switzerland is whole-hearted to APJ Abdul Kalam, the Ex-Indian President
When Ex-Indian President, APJ Abdul Kalam visited Switzerland on May 26 in the year 2006, they declared on that day itself as “Science Day” in Switzerland in honour of APJ Abdul Kalam.
9. Discovery of Water on the Moon by India
Though many inconclusive proofs of free water ice at the lunar poles was deposited from a range of observations like the one from Lunar Prospector and Clementine mission, the first conclusive proof or evidence came from Indian satellite Chandrayaan-1.
10. The Indian Kabaddi Team has won all the World cup
Kabaddi is one of the most popular sports in India. Indian National Kabaddi team took part in many International Kabaddi team competitions. India won world cups in the years- 2007, 2013, 2016. India also won Gold medals in the Asian Games in the years- 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. In India, there are four categories of Kabaddi played such as Amar, Huttuttoo, Suranjeevi and Gaminee.
11. India State, Meghalaya is the wettest inhabited place on earth
Meghalaya means “The Abode of Cloud” in Sanskrit. It is a northeastern state in India. Meghalaya is the wettest place in not only in India but also earth as well. Meghalaya state records an average reading of 470 inches of rain every year.
12. India has got the first Granite Temple in the World
Brihadeeshwara Temple is a Hindu temple located in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu state of India. This temple was constructed during the period of Chola and built under the supremacy of Raja Raja Chola-1. And hence is also known as RajaRajeshwara Temple. This temple is located to Lord Shiva.
13. Floating Post Office in India
It is a known fact that India has the largest number of post offices. But what is special about is ‘the floating post office’. Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir state is well-known for its beautiful and most famous destinations in India. In addition, one more asset of this place is the floating post office.
14. India never invaded any country
Many came to India and tried to invade but never India invaded any country in her last 1000 years history.
15. India has large number of mosques
There are more than three lakh active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including muslim nations.
16. Longest running film in Indian History
“Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge” is a Hindi movie which was was played in the Maratha Mandir theatre for 1009 weeks uninterruptedly since its release in the year 1995. Yash chopra was the director of this movie that had actors Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol as the lead roles was one of the amazing facts about India.
17. 108, the Holiest number for Hindus India
The number 108 is holy and auspicious for Hindus, especially for the followers of Sanathana Dharma. In India, almost in every rituals, 108 has got a special significance. During the Vedic period, ‘Shri 108’ was the term used by the vedic sages to represent preceptors, divine and highly learned gurus and yogis. In the later era, vedic sages framed a Vyjayanthi Mala( i.e., rosary) with 108 stones/beads in order to have proper count of hymns or mantras while doing meditation in their daily rituals.
Why is this number so important to Hindu people?
Here is the answer:
In relation to vedic cosmology, the base of creation is the number 108. Number 108 betokens the whole of our existence and universe. It is also believed that this number resonates throughout the universe.
18. People living in houses with no doors
A village called ‘Shani Singnapur’ located in Maharashtra state of India wherein people live in houses that do not have doors. They are living in this manner for generations. It is believed that whoever steals anything from their houses will have to face the extreme anger of Shani God and must pay for his or her crimes very devotedly. For your surprise, there isn’t any police station in this place.
19. World’s largest gathering of People happens in India
In India, For every 12 years a religious gathering of people takes place which is popularly known as ‘Kumbh Mela’ in which the pilgrims dip in the Ganges and Yamuna rivers. During the 2011 kumbh mela, the religious assembly is so huge with pilgrims around 75 million visible from the space.
20. Highest Cricket ground in the world is in India
In India state Himachal Pradesh, the Chail cricket ground is the highest cricket ground in the entire world. This stadium is 2250 metres above the sea-level. This was built in the year 1893 one of the amazing facts about India.