India is among the most mysterious nations on the planet. Its rich mythology, large size, and numerous social eccentricities make it fertile ground for researching its remarkable stories and legends. Here some of the unknown facts are mentioned which most of Indian might not have known and some unusual things are also mentioned which are true, regardless being strange to the point that they could change our whole impression of the world towards India.
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- Here are few of the many mind-blowing facts about India that most Indian probably don’t know
- These foreign countries were using Indian Rupee until mid-1960s
- India has the richest temple in the world
- India has the largest postal network in the world
- Chinese Kali Temple in Kolkata
- India have more than double the number of people as the European Union
- There is Pakistan in Bihar, India, and Bihar in Pakistan.
- Human skeleton lake in India
- A ghost city in India?
- Dinosaur eggs and Skeletons are also found in India
- A special polling station is set up for a lone voter in the middle of Gir Forest
- Thug Behram might be the first photographed serial killer in the world (1765-1840)
- Snakes and Ladders game was originated in India
- Freddie Mercury and Ben Kingsley are both of Indian descent
- Rabindranath Tagore also wrote the national anthem for Bangladesh
- India is the world’s second-largest English-speaking country
Here are few of the many mind-blowing facts about India that most Indian probably don’t know
These foreign countries were using Indian Rupee until mid-1960s
Indian rupee was an official currency of Aden, Oman, Dubai, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, The Trucial States (later UAE), Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, The Seychelles, and Mauritius.
Indian Rupee of 1950s
The Indian Government presented the Gulf rupee (XPGR) in 1959– for dissemination outside the nation to lessen the strain on India’s remote stores from gold smuggling. These nations were utilizing it until mid-1960s preceding they supplanted with their own monetary forms.
Gulf rupee or Persian Gulf Rupee
India has the richest temple in the world
June 2011: After getting the grant from the supreme court, the department of archaeology and fire administrations opened the mysterious chambers of Anantha Padmanabhaswamy temple and made a stunning disclosure.
A definite stock of the temple resources, comprising of gold, gems, and different assets was made.
A few eighteenth century Napoleonic era coins were found, and additionally a three-and-a-half feet tall gold symbol of Mahavishnu studded with rubies and emeralds, and stately attire for adorning the god as 16-section gold anki weighing very nearly 30 kilograms (66 lb) together with gold coconut shells, one studded with rubies and emeralds.
It is assessed that the estimation of the stupendous things is near INR1.2 trillion approx (US$21.72 billion), making it the wealthiest temple on the planet.
On the off chance that the antique value is considered, these benefits could be worth ten times the present business sector cost and still, another two different chambers, as far as anyone knows containing diamonds and gold of equivalent sum are yet to be opened. In any case, the chamber B won’t be opened as it is viewed as an indication of awful sign.
India has the largest postal network in the world
India has the biggest postal system on the planet with around 1, 55,015 post workplaces. Be that as it may, this system additionally includes a floating mail station in Dal Lake,Srinagar introduced in 2011. It likewise incorporates a philately exhibition hall.
Chinese Kali Temple in Kolkata
There is a Chinese Kali Temple in Kolkata. Yes, you read it right. A Chinese Temple worshiping Goddess Kali. Contrasted with other Hindu temples, there is nothing diverse about the Kali symbol inside this temple. Be that as it may, at the season of Kali Puja Festival, this temple emerges with its offerings to the god which includes noodles, chopsey, rice and vegetables dishes (conventional Chinese food things). Devotees at the temple hail from the extensive number of Chinese populace that has been living in the residential area of Tangra in Kolkata since eras. In spite of the fact that admirers are transcendentally Taoists and Buddhists they have amalgamated themselves into this one of a kind image of social union.
India have more than double the number of people as the European Union
Some of Indian states have more population than significant G-20 nations. That is many individuals packed into small space. On the off chance that some Indian states to be compared with nations with equivalent population, a possible map would be as per the following:
There is Pakistan in Bihar, India, and Bihar in Pakistan.
There is a town in India, close Purnea, Bihar (state) in India, which is named Pakistan. (Pakistan, India). It is a small town that lies 30 km from Purnia, the district central station, and is situated in Srinagar Block (yes, there is Srinagar obstruct in Bihar)
Amid the partition of 1947, which was a boundless displacement and holocaust of various kind, numerous Muslims who stayed in this town relocated to East Pakistan, as Purnia lay contiguous. The inhabitants of the town renamed it Pakistan in remembrance of the general population who left. Reports recommend that the villagers did not need war between the two nations and needed to spread the message of peace and fraternity.
And if that was not enough , there is a Bihar in Pakistan…
As that great quote from Bhaag Milkha Bhaag puts it, “Log burre nahi hote hai … haalaat burre hote hai.”, here’s to the normal individuals on ground on both sides of the nations, who are fairly the same, past artificial limits, or religious beliefs.
Human skeleton lake in India
Roopkund Lake is an icy lake situated at around 5000 meters in the Himalayan range of Uttarakhand. In 1942, a forest officer unearthed many human skeletons on the banks of Roopkund. Cell-based dating of the corpses puts them between 12th and 15th century. The way that fascinated the specialists was that there was no verifiable record of any such past incident on the trade route to Tibet.
A ghost city in India?
The town of Kuldhara resemble a ghost town that has been vacant since 1800s. It is said to convey a curse of the villagers who moved to different areas. Kuldhara lies around 15 Km west of Jaisalmer in western Rajasthan. The town now lies in vestiges.
Numerous hypotheses has been built up however no decisive proof has been found to clarify the immense departure of individuals in eighteenth century.
Dinosaur eggs and Skeletons are also found in India
The dinosaur eggs are also found in India .In nearby areas of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh eggs of huge reptiles are found and even illegally sold at 10$
Fossilized skeletons with length around 18-20m and 10-13 tonnes have been found in Maharashtra.They are also believed to be found in Gujarat, Rajasthan and .M.P.
A special polling station is set up for a lone voter in the middle of Gir Forest
Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas has been voting since 2004 and during every election since then, a special polling booth is set up exclusively for him as he is the only voter from Banej in Gir forest.
Thug Behram might be the first photographed serial killer in the world (1765-1840)
One of the first serial killers to be photographed. He had killed around 925 people .He was hanged by East India company in 1840.He himself confesses to have killed around 125 people.
He had a very strange technique of killing people.He had attached medallion to the handkerchief and with great practice he would cast the hankerchief to land on a person’s adam’s apple.Then he would strangulate that person.
Snakes and Ladders game was originated in India
Before known as Moksha Patamu, this game was at first designed as an ethical lesson about karma to be taught to youngsters. It was later popularized and has ended up a being the most prevalent board games on the planet.
Freddie Mercury and Ben Kingsley are both of Indian descent
Freddie Mercury, the legendary singer of the rock band ‘Queen’ was born a Parsi with the name Farrokh Bulsara while the famous Oscar-winning Hollywood star Ben Kingsley was born Krishna Pandit Bhanji.
Rabindranath Tagore also wrote the national anthem for Bangladesh
Rabindranath Tagore is credited not only for writing the Indian national anthem, Jana Gana Mana, but the Bangladeshi national anthem, Amar Sonar Bangla, as well. He was also offered knighthood by the British but refused the honor after the Jalianwala Bagh massacre.
India is the world’s second-largest English-speaking country
India is second only to the USA when it comes to speaking English with around 125 million people speaking the language, which is only 10% of our population. This is expected to grow by quite a margin in the coming years.
Switzerland declared May 26th as Science Day in the honor of APJ Abdul Kalam
The father of India’s missile program had visited Switzerland back in 2006. Upon his arrival, Switzerland declared May 26th as Science Day.
Shampooing is an Indian concept.
Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs. The word ‘shampoo’ itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.