Incredible Facts You Didn’t Know About India
India is one of the most influential and powerful countries in the world. Indian cultural history is particularly complex and details spanning 4500 years of predominantly Hindu philosophy and theology thousand of years later modern India is profoundly different with its own colossal film industry, a diverse population, and an Astonishingly big workforce. India is the seventh largest country in the world by its area and second largest country by its population.Today we are looking at Incredible Facts and things you didn’t know about India.
Shampoo invented in 16th century in India
Derived from the Sanskrit word “Champu” which means massage the concept of shampoo was invented in the 16th century. Herbs and natural ingredients were used then rather than today’s combination of modern chemicals and fragrances in particular gooseberry satin dews and fruit home when colonial visitors came to India they brought the practice of shampooing and hair washing back with them to Europe.
Diamonds were first mined in India & it was the worlds greatest producer
India was the most productive diamond-mining country in the world until diamonds were found in Brazil in the 18th century, There are now three active diamond mines in India, The famous Kohinoor Diamond was found in the 13th century the 793 carat stone went from person to person and was eventually acquired by Queen Victoria during the British Raj in India.
The largest Religious gathering in India can be seen from Space
Kumbh Mela is Hindu pilgrimage which takes people to the banks of the Ganges every twelve years. The major event involves ritualistic bathing devotional singing religious discussion and feeding the poor. The attendance figure had to be capped to at 75 million making it the largest pilgrimage on earth.
Ancient Indian Civilisation is the oldest in the world
We often look Ancient Greece & Ancient Egypt but Indian Civilisation gets back to 2400 BC when it was split into 16 monarchies known as the Mahajanapadas there even authenticated human remains that date back to 30,000 years in South Asia the oldest Hindu texts were between 2000 and 500 BC as well is the first text on science, medicine, and Astronomy.
India is home to every major world religion & doesn’t have a national language
Hinduism, Jannetty, Buddhism, Islam, and Sikhism all have a place in Indian Society with most dominant being Hinduism and Islam covering 80% and 14% of the population respectively. Judaism has existed in India for the last 2215 years and some of the smaller religion also featured including James Zoroastrian and Baha’i. India also doesn’t have a single national language.
Polling station set up for just one voter in Gir forest at every election
Every election Mirage Verandas de Shonda’s gets his local polling station entirely to himself because he’s the only resident of Gir forest. He has been voting in Indian elections since 2004. And never misses one now that he has his own personal polling station. Mahant is the caretaker for the one Temple in the forest in Gujrat.
The Indian government have used scaffolding to hide Taj Mahal
During the second world war and the Indo-Pak, war. Scaffolding put up around to the distinctive domes of the Taj Mahal. To make it less obvious from above they feared strike by the Japanese air force during the World War Two so hide their most famous landmark more recent threats to the Taj Mahal.
You can stay at the Former Indian Royal resident for $88,000 a Night
If you want to stay at the lap of luxury forget Paris and forget Dubai. India is the home of the most stunning places in the world. Once the home of the Maharajah, there are opulent palaces throughout the country with some dating back hundreds of years. The Kumarakom Lake Resort hosted Prince Charle’s 65th birthday. And the 450-year-old in Samode Palace in Jaipur has hosted famous faces from all over the world.
King Jai Singh of Alwar snubbed Rolls Royce in the best possible way
King of Alwar in northeast India insulted by a Rolls Royce salesman when he visited the showroom in London. A very proud man he ordered a whole fleet of Rolls Royce cars. And gave them to the cities a waste department so they could use them to transport rubbish throughout the city.
1 Million Indians are Millionaires
Indian has one of the most dramatic wealth gaps in the world. With 35% of the country living below the poverty line. Those who live way above it live a very different kind of life. The richest Indian in the world is Mukesh Ambani who has a net worth of 53 Billion Dollars. The 59-year-old made his money in the oil and gas industry and his billion dollar home recently made headlines because he chooses to build a 27-story skyscraper instead of a sprawling mansion.