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Ancient Science & Technology

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

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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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Kalmadhav temple mandir , Amarkantak

Kalmadhav, Amarkantak – one of the shaktipeeths in MP

Kalmadhav, Amarkantak Kalmadhav Temple is one of the Shaktipeeths in India where the incised body parts of Devi Sati fell. It is said...
Chausath Yogini Temple, Bhedhaghat

Chausath Yogini Temple, Bhedhaghat

Chausath Yogini Temple, Bhedhaghat If you are interested in old religious places, there are several to find out in Madhya Pradesh. One such...
Bharat Milaap Mandir, Chitrakoot

Bharat Milaap Mandir, Chitrakoot

Bharat Milaap Mandir, Chitrakoot Bharat Milaap is an extremely important Adhyay or Chapter in Ramayana. This chapter reflects the love of a brother...
Sanchi Stupa - ancient buddhist monument

Sanchi Stupa – 3rd Century Ancient Buddhist Monument

Sanchi Stupa When it is about serenity, one of the names that emerge in Madhya Pradesh is that of Sanchi Stupa. Located about...
Lord Pashupatinath temple Mandsaur

Lord Pashupatinath – 8-Faced, 8 Aspect Idol Temple Mandsaur

Pashupatinath Temple Madhya Pradesh is home to many Shiv temples. But Pashupatinath temple is not just the oldest but also one of the...

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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...
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...
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...
Mount kailash is a man made pyramid

Mount Kailash – A man-made pyramid?

Kailash is a sacred Tibetan mountain shrouded in mystery and legends. With an impressive height of 6718 meters, Mount Kailash represents the axis of...
BhaskaraAcharya

Bhaskaracharya – The great Astronomer and Mathmatician

The period between 500 and 1200 AD was the golden age of Indian Astronomy. During this golden period an Indian wizard was born who...
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