Foreign media may project are ridiculous stereotypes image of India, but there is definitely more to us. It’s not about just snake charmers and poverty, there’s a whole lot of revolutionary discoveries and ideas. We have contributed to the world and we should be respected for that. There are the biggest inventions by India that the world needs to know about. India has been a prominent center of learning since ancient times. The land was one of the most advanced regions in the various fields of science. The Indian subcontinent has been a major contributor to the world and has excelled in the fields of astronomy, neurology and information and technology. Some of the inventions are far before the Indus Valley Civilization. The historical evidence and excavations by archaeologists prove the dominance of India in the fields of science and technology.
Let’s Take A Look At 10 Significant Scientific Discoveries That India Gave The World.
1. Pythagoras Theorem.
The concept of what we know today as Pythagoras theorem was explained by Putana in the 6th century.
2. Value Of Pi.
The value of pi was calculated by Indian mathematician Budhiyana in the 6th century. This was an amazing discovery.
Yoga was first originated in India and has existed for 5000 years. The first Yogi being Lord Shiva as the Aadi-yogi, the first teacher of the science of yoga.
4. Water On Moon.
It is peculiar that the USA has sent spacecraft including landed human missions to the moon. It brought back lunar soil and has been thoroughly analyzed and moreover no physical detection of water was found in these samples. However, Chandrayaan-1 made the startling discovery that our moon is not a dry ball of rocks. The discovery of lunar water is attributed to the Chandrayaan mission.
Chess was developed out of chaturanga, which is an ancient strategy board game developed during the Gupta Empire in India around the 6th century AD.
6. The Game Of Cards.
The popular game of cards was originated in ancient India. It was one of the favorite pass times of Indians in ancient times.
7. The Binary Number System.
Binary numbers were first described by Pingala in 200 BC. Binary system proved to be very important system in recent times.
8. Diamond Mining.
Worldwide, India was the only source of diamonds until the discovery of mines in Brazil in the 18th century. Almost 5000 years ago, diamonds were first recognized and mined in central India.
9. Discovery Of Zero.
Mathematics does not make any sense without zero. Aryabhatta was a great mathematician and an ace astronomer. His contribution to mathematics is unimaginable. The use of place value system was clearly mentioned in Aryabhatta’s manuscript and thus zero came into existence. No particular symbol was given to zero, but the presence of zero was evident from his work. It’s one of the most important discoveries thta India gave to the world.
10. Plastic Surgery.
Indians were pioneers in plastic surgery too. It was carried out in India as early as 2000 BCE. Acharya Sushruta led the foundation of plastic surgery in India. History is a testimony to await that how innovative our nation has always been. India has such a vast and amazing culture for centuries.