10 Mind-Boggling Facts About Ancient India We Bet You Didn’t Know

Ancient Indian Facts

Undoubtedly, India is a heritage rich country with advanced ancient techniques, advanced culture, rich history and scientifically well-off. Ancient India contribution to the world is highly impressive and enthralling. The Indian civilizations have flourished for more than 6,000 years and have been one of the richest countries in the world.

Facts about Ancient India

In Ancient India, many fascinating things have been invented and followed. The Indian civilization was way more advanced in their systems, technology, thinking and practices while most of the other civilizations were in their “Stone Age”. The Indians were able to easily extract zinc from brass, cultivate cotton on a large scale, build highly advanced drainage systems, perform cesarean and even build large ships.

Below here are the list of 10 facts about Ancient India will leave you in astonishment.

  1. “Pi” invention
  2. Yoga in Ancient India
  3. Ayurveda in Ancient India
  4. Extraction of Zinc
  5. Jainism and Buddhism
  6. Plastic Surgery in Ancient India
  7. Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse
  8. Art of Navigation
  9. The Number Zero in Ancient India
  10. The Indus Valley Civilization – World’s oldest civilization

1. “Pi” in Ancient India

Budhayana was the first person to calculate the value of “Pi” in India in 800 BCE. He also explained the Pythagoras Theorem concept.

Discovery of pie
Pie Symbol

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2. Yoga in Ancient India

India is the birthplace of Yoga about 5,000 years ago. Yoga is a form of spiritual, mental and physical practices to enhance one’s health and well – being.

Birth of Yoga

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3. Ayurveda in Ancient India

India’s School of Medicine known as Ayurveda, traced back to 6,000 years ago.

Indian form of medicine - Ayurveda

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4. Extraction of Zinc

India knew the Extraction of Zinc by the Process of Distillation as early as 10th century BC.

Zinc Extraction
Zinc Extraction

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5.  Jainism and Buddhism

Jainism and Buddhism, which are now termed as the two major religions, established in India in 600 and 500 BC, respectively.

Jhainism Buddhism
Jhainism And Buddhism

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6. Plastic Surgery in Ancient India

About 2600 years ago, India knew Plastic Surgery. Sushruta is considered as the father of surgery who knew around 300 kinds of operations and and he worked with more around 125 surgical instruments.

Ancient Indian Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery during Ancient Times

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7. Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse

In the 5th century, Aryabhata correctly explained Solar Eclipse and Lunar Eclipse.

Solar Eclipse during Ancient times
Solar Eclipse

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8. Art of Navigation

About 6,000 years back, the Art of Navigation known to India, which developed in the Indus river.

Ancient Navigation System
Navigation during Ancient Times

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9. The Number Zero in Ancient India

History of Zero – Along with the Decimal system, the number Zero invented in India in the 5th century during the Gupta period.

Zero Discovered by Indians
Zero – Discovered by Indian

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10. The Indus Valley Civilization – World’s Oldest Civilization

The Indus Valley Civilization which termed as one of the world’s oldest civilizations known to have existed some 3300 – 1300 BCE.

Well Planned Civilization of Ancient times - Facts About Ancient India

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