Most people have been brainwashed with false and misleading information on the Religion, Culture and History of India. Most Hindus living in the west have very little or no knowledge about their own Religion, Culture and History. If you have children, it is your duty as a parent to educate them... Kamlesh Patel (09-14-00)
1. India is one of the few countries in the World, which gained independence without using violence.
2. The greatest games of all, CHESS and PLAYING CARDS originated from India.
3. The Art of Meditation and Yoga originated from India.
4. Martial Arts (karate and Judo) originated from India, not China.
5. The World's first University was established in Takshila, India, in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
6. India has never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years of history.
7. Everything which was either discovered or invented by the Hindus in India was cleverly denied authenticity and downplayed by those who came to rule India, the Arabs and the British.
8. Sanskrit, the oldest language in the World, originated from India.
9. The ancient Indian astronomers had tabulated the movement and positions of the sun, planets and the stars in space, long before Isaac Newton came up with the theory of gravity after the apple had fallen on his head.
10. USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century old suspicion in the world scientific community that the pioneer of wireless communication was Prof. Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.
11. Cleverly termed by the west as Arabic numerals simply because the Arabs brought the knowledge of India to the West after invading India. Hindsaa (numerals) in Arabic means from India.
12. India was the most peaceful country on earth before the Arab invasion in the 8th Century.
13. The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit 'Nou'.
14. Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.
15. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in our civilization.
16. Budhayana first calculated the value of "pi", and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians.
17. Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like cesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery and brain surgery. Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipment were used. Deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, etiology, mbryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.
18. India is the largest Democracy in the World.
19. The greatest knowledge on Love, the Kama Sutra is the work of India.
All Hindus should feel proud of their heritage and achievements.
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