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Ancient Science & Technology

This section will present the inventions, scientific discoveries and contributions of ancient India.

BhaskaraAcharya

Astronomical Instruments of Bhaskaracharya

In India people had started the use of the astronomical instruments before 1000 BC. During this period one of the prominent books Surya Siddhanta was...
Water Clock

Ghatika Yantra – The Ancient Indian Water Clock

In Ancient India religious practices and beliefs often lead to particular discoveries or inventions. In all the religions that took their birth in India, use...
ancient mesurement

Ancient Indian units of length measurement

An exact value of the unit of length measurement, used in Indus Valley Civilization, has been determined from the precise scale discovered by Ernest...
ancient Ships

Ship Building & Navigation in Ancient India

India has a rich maritime history dating back 5,000 years.  The world's first tidal dock is believed to have been built at Lothal around...
Concept of Earthquake in Ancient India

Concept of Earthquakes in Ancient India

Ancient Indians invented zero. Sanskrit is the world's most 'scientific' language. Ayurveda experts claim they have cures for many diseases allopathy is still struggling...
1400 Years Old sun clock of Chola Empire

1400 Years Old sun clock of Chola Empire

Kingdoms and kings are history, but certain devices bequeathed by them tell the story of their times. One such historical instrument is the 1,400-year-old...
Speed of light in ancient India

Units of Length Measurement and Speed of Light in Ancient India

An exact value of the unit of length measurement, used in Indus ­Saraswati Civilization, has been determined from the precise scale discovered by Ernest...
Hydrology in Ancient India

Hydrology in Ancient India

Natural entities and forces, such as Sun, Earth, Rivers, Ocean, Wind, Water, etc. have been worshipped in India as Gods since time immemorial. Perhaps...
Law of gravity Discovered by Indian

Law of Gravity was Discovered by Indian

When we talk about gravity, the first name that pops into our heart is Sir Isaac Newton. In school we all have been told...
Sage Kanada - Father of Atom Theory

Acharya Kanad – The Father of Atomic theory

John Dalton (1766 – 1844) is the man credited today with the development of atomic theory. However, It would be surprising for many people today...

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Konarak Sun Temple

Beauty in ruins: The Sun Temple at Konark

The Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century Hindu temple dedicated to the sun god. Shaped like a giant chariot, the temple is known for the...
Reconstruction of Dholavira

Tsunami might have destroyed Harappan port town of Dholavira

Port town of Dholavira in Gujarat, the fifth largest Harappan site, might have been destroyed by a massive tsunami, a study by CSIR-National Institute...
Over 10,500 years old camping site discovered by ASI in Ladakh

Over 10,500 years old camping site discovered in Ladakh

The site was unearthed at 14,000 feet above sea level -- on the way to Sasar La which leads to the Karakoram Pass. It...
Pataleshwar cave temple

The Rock Cut Cave Temples Of Pataleshwar

Pataleshwar cave temple is one of the most popular rock- cut cave temples of India. This temple is a reminiscent of Ellora and was carved...
Lachit Borphukan

Lachit Borphukan – The Unsung Hero who Stopped Mughals From Conquering Northeast India

Assam was the only State in India which defeated successive attempts at invasion by the Delhi Sultans and the Mughal Emperors. The state survived 17...

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Kumari Kandam- The Lost Continent

Kumari Kandam – The Lost Continent

Kumari Kandam is the legendary sunken continent, according to many of the ancient extant Tamil literatures and some of the Sanskrit literatures. Almost 100...
Hindu templs stand on a straight line

Ancient Hindu Temples stand on a straight line

In Hinduism, Lord Shiva is regarded as the representation of the Supreme Being. He is known as the third element in the Hindu Trinity...
Five Hollywood Movies inspired by Hinduism

Five Hollywood Movies influenced by Hinduism

The philosophy behind a couple of super hit movies in Hollywood is based on Hinduism. Hollywood itself has actually been embracing arcane Indian systems...
Indian caste System

Misconception of Indian Caste System

Casteism in India has gotten a lot of criticism, and rightly so. The way casteism is at present should not even exist. We should...
Meenakshi temple

10 Most Amazing Hindu Temples in the World

A Hindu temple is a place of worship for followers of Hinduism. It can be a separate structure or a part of a building....

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