Facts About India

The name India is derived from the river Indus. The game of chess originated from India. The decimal code along with the place value system was an original Indian development. The highest cricket ground of the world is in Chail, approximately 2444 meters above sea level. Budhayana an Indian mathematician was the first to calculate the value of \”pi\” mathematically and explained the concept of Pythagorean Theorem in the 6th century. The Indian railway is the largest employer in the world, over a million people work for it. The game of snake and ladders was discovered in India by Gyandev in the 13th century.

34 Comments on “Facts About India”

  1. The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world’s largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.

  2. really india is a “country of wonders”.. an average of 6 million$ is donated to the Vishnu Temple everyday but beggars are always there on the streets.. underprivileged children are still loitering here and there on the streets…what a joke… why people donate there money in temples…!!?

  3. micheal wrote: #
    indians need to be governed by ther boss england , especiall the sikh boys

    England should be bossed by India……… u guys are fit for nothing… u need indian brain. shameless ppl…

  4. O wow…some people are just ignorant! i can’t stand people who are like that! obviously you are feeling insecure about yourself and want to take it out on other cultures!! how about you fix yourself before you diss others..

  5. I would like to request admin to remove the comments against India, as it is not valuable to say anything wrong about any particular country.

    What India is dealing with has no concerns with suggestions.

    Guys if can say anything good about any one, atleast dont spoil your tongue by saying bad things.

    Pleas be supportive.

    Thanks

  6. India is the one that has generated most masters of cricket…Sachin Tendulkar being the best of the lot…8th wonder of the world!

  7. India is the world’s largest exporter of software. It exports them to 90 countries in the world…For more info plz watch da movie NAMASTE LONDON…!!!!

  8. Interesting facts wrote:
    The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world’s largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.

    Dont compare Mecca with Vishnu Temple they are both places of worship .India is a great place I love it there my grandma comes from there

  9. The indians came up with the Phythagoran theorem in the 6th century? Hmmmmm I am not a matematician, but Phythagoras died in the 495BC. Wouldnt that make it about 900-1000 years before the 6th century?

  10. chess is not indian … it originated in persia …the words check mate are actually shah mat .. meaning the king is defeated … india however is where the arabic numerals oriinated from. more babies are born in india every year than the entire population of USA

  11. England, the ‘so-called’ boss of INDIA, is jst merely a gang of decoits…..they have decorated theirs queen’s crown wid stolen ‘Kohinoor’ from the great ‘Golden sparrow-INDIA’…..I love my India n it rocks !!!

  12. Well India is not a good country.
    corruption levels are on extremes , prices of basic commodities is very high(it has become very difficult for more than 50 % of the population to get 2 times meal a day, and the prices are rising day by day,most of the part of Kashmir(a state in India) has been taken up by Pakistan and China and this doesn’t concern our government so don’t ever say that India is a good country!!!!

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