*1st findout by Indians*

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● The game of snakes & ladders

was created by the 13th century

poet saint Gyandev. It was

originally called 'Mokshapat.' The

ladders in the game represented

virtues and the snakes indicated

vices. The game was played with

cowrie shells and dices. Later

through time, the game

underwent several modifications

but the meaning is the same i.e

good deeds take us to heaven and

evil to a cycle of re-births.

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● Ayurveda is the earliest school of

medicine known to mankind. The

father of medicine, Charaka,

consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years

ago.

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● The art of Navigation &

Navigating was born in the river

Sindh 6000 over years ago. The

very word 'Navigation' is derived

from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.

The word navy is also derived from

the Sanskrit word 'Nou'.

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● Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated

the time taken by the earth to orbit

the sun hundreds of years before

the astronomer Smart. His

calculations was - Time taken by

earth to orbit the sun: ( 5th

century ) 365.258756484 days.

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● The value of "pi" was first

calculated by the Indian

Mathematician Budhayana, and he

explained the concept of what is

known as the Pythagorean

Theorem. He discovered this in the

6th century, which was long

before the European

mathematicians.

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● Algebra, trigonometry and

calculus also orignated from India.

Quadratic equations were used by

Sridharacharya in the 11th century.

The largest numbers the Greeks

and the Romans used were 106

whereas Hindus used numbers as

big as 10*53 ( i.e 10 to the power

of 53 ) with specific names as early

as 5000 B.C. during the Vedic

period. Even today, the largest

used number is Tera: 10*12( 10 to

the power of 12 ).