9 Amazing Facts about India, That Most Indians Don’t Know

India is the most amazing country of the World. There are lot of mind blowing facts about India which are not yet popular and known to all people. India is a country that can boast of places with weird things, facts & culture. 

Here's a collection of some craziest, incredible facts from around the India. 

Lets have a look at the Top Interesting Things You Need To Know About India.

1. If you have read Bhagvad Gita, Ramayan, Mahabharata then you will realize that there is not even a single text which mentions the word "Hindu". It was a name which was given by foreigners because our land was on other side of river "Indus" and hence came the name "Hindu". But eventually, some people made it a religion.

The word Hindu is derived from the Indo-Aryan and Sanskrit, Sanskrit word Sindhu, which means "a large body of water", covering "river, ocean". It was used as the name of the Indus river and also referred to its tributaries.

2. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, India ranks third behind the USA and the UK in the number of records claimed each year.

In 2011, India made the third greatest number of record applications to Guinness World Records – behind only U.S. and United Kingdom.

3. A man can be imprisoned for up to 5years for committing adultery i.e. having an intercourse with a married woman without the consent of her husband (section 497 of IPC).The woman on the other hand goes Scott free.

4. That it is illegal for a child in india to neglect their parents after their retirement.( Thank god it exists )

5.   The first rocket in India was transported on a cycle.

6. The world's biggest family: 
The man with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren,India

7. HINDI is not the national language of India.
  Infact there is no national language in India. Rather we have many regional languages. The Union Of India has Hindi(devnagri script) and English as Official languages. And every state legislature has these two plus the regional language as the official language. English is a more popular language in South India than Hindi.

8. India was once an Island
India was once a continent. More than 100 million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, most of what is now India was an island.
It had broken off from an ancient supercontinent referred to as Gondwanaland by paleogeographers (named after Gondwana, a forested area of central India), and was moving slowly northwards.
About 50 million years ago, dinosaurs by now extinct, the India continental plate collided with Asia, buckling the coastal area of both continents and creating the Himalayas - the world's youngest major mountain range - and, of course, the highest.

9. A floating post office
India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices. A single post office on an average serves a population of 7,175 people. The floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar, was inaugurated in August 2011.

Source: http://cyberstudio.in/gyanwala/20-amazing-shocking-facts-india-most-indians-dont-know

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