Interesting and less Known Facts about India

India is very well known for its exotic spices, religions like Hinduism and Buddhism, and colorful traditions. Today, India boasts a bustling population, and is increasingly becoming a respected competitor in the global marketplace. But many of us are unaware of these facts about India.

 

Interesting and less Known Facts about India

facts about India

 

  1. The original word for “chess” comes from the Sanskrit word “chaturanga,” as India is the game’s birthplace.

  2. India has lot of languages, with 122 major languages and 1599 other languages and most Indian people speak two or more languages.

  3. In some villages in India, babies are dropped from the top of the temples into the arms of adults far below. It is believed that it is done to offer good health to the babies.

  4. India has the largest network of roadways, with over 1.9 million miles of roads across the country.

5. Dr. Shrikant Jichkar was the most qualified person in India ever. Being an IAS, IPS, lawyer, doctor, photographer, radio operator to securing the highest degree in a university for Sanskrit and being an MLA at 25, he had an astonishing range of qualifications.

 

  1. Many Indians prefer an arranged marriage, and only 1 out of 10 marriages end in divorce. India has one of the lowest divorce rates on the planet.

  2. It is illegal for a child in india to neglect their parents after their retirement.

  3. Indian housewives own more gold than the reserves of the IMF, United States, Germany, and Switzerland combined. The amount of gold owned by Indian ladies is 11% of the world’s gold.

  4. The Golden Temple in India serves over 100,000 people daily vegetarian meals, no matter about the ethnicity, class, or creed.

10. Shakuntala Devi was given this title after she demonstrated the calculation of two 13 digit numbers: 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 which were picked at random. She answered it correctly within just 28 seconds.

 

  1. The Kumbh Mela festival, or Grand Pitcher festival is the largest gathering of human beings on the planet which takes place every twelve years, and brings together over around 100 million people!

  2. At an altitude of 2,444 meters, the Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh, is the highest in the world and was built in 1893.

 

  1. India’s national tree is the fig, or banyan. This tree is a symbol of immortality and found in many mythical stories.

  2. Dancing is one of India’s most developed art formswhich is known for the use of expressive gestures, dancing is important for religious use, and entertainment.

  3. India has the largest postal service system on the planet. There is even a floating post office located in Dal Lake, Srinagar. The “Floating Post Office” is actually built on an intricately carved houseboat that is moored on the western edge of the lake. It offers all of the regular postal services available in India, and uses a unique seal: a boatman rowing a shikara on the Dal Lake.

 

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