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Interesting facts about INDIA

Interesting Facts About India
*. The name 'India' is derived from the River Indus, the valleysaround which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.
*. The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name 'Hindustan' combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus
*. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.
*. The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after leveling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level
*. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind.The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
*. India exports software to 90 countries.
*. Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 B.C. and 500 B.C. respectively.
*. Islam is India's and the world's second largest religion.
*. Jews and Christians have lived continuously in India since 200 B.C. and 52 A.D. respectively
*. Sikhism originated in the Holy city of Amritsar in Punjab. Famous for housing the Golden Temple, the city was founded in1577..

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