With 26th January around the corners, every Indian heart fills with pride and patriotism. From unfurling the flag with the 21 gun-salute to honoring thousands of soldiers, we all are aware of the rituals. But, have you ever turned the pages of histo
With 26th January around the corners, every Indian heart fills with pride and patriotism. From unfurling the flag with the 21 gun-salute to honoring thousands of soldiers, we all are aware of the rituals.
But, have you ever turned the pages of history to bring out what India has given to the world?
As India is celebrating its 71st Republic Day, we look back at things which were ‘Made in India’, and those discoveries will make everyone proud.
Mark Twain once said:
"India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of inventions, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only."
Here are 7 amazing inventions India gave to the world.
Jab ‘Zero’ Diya Mere Bharat Ne
Many people often asked who discovered zero when they score zero in tests or exams? Okay, so here is the answer to the question for all of them - Aryabhatta. One of the legendary mathematician-astronomer of the 5th Century AD.
Well, indeed, every Indian should be!
The Game of Kings and Pawns: Chess
Now that’s not shocking, folks! India gave chess to the world and that too during the Gupta Empire around 6th century AD. Then, it was called as “Ashtapada”.
The Gift of Well-being ‘Yoga’ by India
The origins of Yoga have been speculated to date back to pre-Vedic Indian history. Even today also, if you go to almost any gym, you will find people practicing yoga.
Our Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Baba Ramdev have popularized it to every household in India. And why not, Yoga existed in the Indian civilization for over thousands of years.
The Skill of Never Giving Up: Martial Arts
Which thing comes to your mind when you hear about Martial Arts? Bruce Lee? You’ll be surprised that this art was also first practiced in India. After that, it was spread to Japan and China by Buddhist missionaries.
The Birth of Buttons
Ever wonder how would your shirts function without buttons? Completely weird! During Indus Valley Civilization, these small pieces were carved out of sea-shells to decorate apparel.
Arrival of an Eco-friendly Textile: Jute
Jute has been cultivated in India since ancient times. India also exported raw jute to the western world, where it was used to make cordage and ropes.
The First Surgical Sun Shone in India
If you’ve ever undergone plastic or cataract surgery, you should thank India for it or, more precisely, the Father of Surgery, Sushruta. He was one of the prime contributors to the medical field and an Indian.
Those are the incredible gifts given by India to the world. Go on, share this with everyone, and let their minds be blown too!
Team WoodenStreet wishes you a very Happy Republic Day!
Jai Hind. Jai Bharat.
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