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INDIA

The subcontinent of India lies in south Asia, between Pakistan, China and Nepal. To the north it is bordered by the world's highest mountain chain, where foothill valleys cover the northernmost of the country's 26 states. Further south, plateaus, tropical rain forests and sandy deserts are bordered by palm fringed beaches .

5,000 year old civilization


325 languages spoken 1,652 dialects

18 official languages
29 states, 5 union territories

3.28 million sq. kilometers - Area


7,516 kilometers - Coastline 1,000,000,000 people in 2000

Parliamentary form of Government


Secular democratic constitution Worlds largest democracy since 55 years 4th largest economy

Fastest growing IT super power


Indian Railways ,the biggest employer in the world.

HISTORY

India's history goes back to 3,200 BC when Hinduism was first founded. Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism. Judaism. Zoroashtrianism, Christianity and Islam all exist within the country today.

THE TRINITY

GeneratesBrahma Observes-Vishnu
Destroys-Shiva

The Great Indian Epics

Ramayana
The first Indian epic

Mahabharata
Longest Epic in world literature with 100,000 two-line stanzas

Indus Valley Civilization- one of the worlds first great urban civilizations.
Harappa Civilization- 2700BC

Worlds first university in Takshila 700 B.C Ayurveda- earliest school of medicine known to humans

Sanskrit Language most suitable for computer software

Yoga- Made in India

Origin 5000 BC
Documented by 200 BC 300 AD

Origin of Martial arts 200 BC

Kalarippayat

1700s BRITISH INVASION

15th August , 1947 Indian Independence

26th January , 1950


Republic- India

National Emblem

Truth alone triumphs

NATIONAL ANIMAL

National Bird - Peacock

National Flower - Lotus

Great Indian Personalities

Aryabhatta

Invented the Zero

Mahatma Gandhi

Father of the nation


Embodiment of Non- Violence

Swami Vivekananda

Champion of humanitarianism

Ramanujam

Great Indian Mathematician

Postulated and proved 3,542 theorems

Rabindranath Tagore

1913 Nobel Prize in Literature

C.V Raman

1930 - Nobel Laureate in Physics


Work on scattering of light and Raman effect

Mother Teresa

1979 Nobel Prize in Peace

Har Gobind Khorana

1968 - Nobel Laureate in Medicine


Work on interpretation of the genetic code

Subramanyan Chandrasekhar

1983 - Nobel Laureate in Physics Work on structure and evolution of stars

DANCE FORMS

45 folk dances

7 Classical Dance forms

7 Classical Dance forms

Bharata Natyam

Kathak

Kathakali

Kuchipudi

Manipuri

Mohini Attam

Odissi

More than 15 vocal forms

More than 60 music instruments

India - Gods own country

Celebrates more than 65 festivals

Places of historic importance

Tirumala - Tirupati
Worlds richest temple

Saint Thomas Cathedral


Statue of Virgin Mary brought from Portugal in 1543

The Golden Temple

Jamma Masjid The biggest mosque in India

Thousand pillar temple

Gateway of India

Jantar Mantar 1716


Modernistic structures to observe the movement of stars

Mysore Palace
Illuminated by 97,000 light bulbs

Buddha Statue
Largest monolithic statue in Asia

Dal Lake
Jewel in the crown of Kashmir

The Taj Mahal

Calcutta City of joy

Cherrapunji
Wettest place on earth

India is,the cradle of the human race,the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history,the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition.Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only. -Mark Twain We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made. -Albert Einstein

Please Visit Incredible India!


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