Ancient India: 10,000 Years Plus of an Dazzling Civilization and Modern USA

Author // Suresh Padmanabhan
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Ancient India: 10,000 Years Plus of an Dazzling Civilization By Suresh Padmanabhan

India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India.
—Mark Twain

I have always admired India especially Ancient India. Such an advanced civilization. It only pains me that we as Indians have lost the legacy which was passed down by our Masters. Here is a brief synopsis of Ancient India which we all need to be proud of. Do share with the younger generation who are supposed to take India back to its glorious days.

For me USA symbolises the West. I admire the spirit of USA. What Indians did in the Ancient past, USA did it all in the last few hundred years. There are many things which one should learn from USA.

Learn about all the Outer achievements from USA and Learn about all Inner achievements from Ancient India.

Anyone who can synthesis both the outer and the inner will become Evolved.

Marriage of ideas between USA and India can make the world a unique place.

Request to one and all to pour your heart and soul to make it happen.

Watch for some more insights in future articles.

Facts about Ancient India

The name “India” is derived from the river Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshipers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.
Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. Charaka, the Father of Indian Medicine, consolidated Ayurveda 2,500 years ago.
Surgery existed in India even 2,600 years ago, when Sushruta, known as the Father of Surgery, conducted many complex surgeries.

The valuable ancient scriptures have detailed information on cataract, artificial limbs, cesarean, fracture, urinary stone surgery, plastic surgery, and brain surgery.
Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipments were used. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology, etiology, embryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics, and immunity is also found in many texts.
The world’s first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the fourth century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
India never invaded any country in her last thousands of years of history.
It is the only society in the world which has never known slavery.
Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.
Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of development, India was the richest country on earth until the time of British in the early seventeenth century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by her wealth and was looking for route to India when he discovered American continent by mistake.
The value of “pi” was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean theorem. He discovered this in the sixth century, long before the European mathematicians.
Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. In fifth century, the time taken by earth to orbit the sun was 365.258756484 days.
According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world.
Algebra, trigonometry, and calculus originated in India. Quadratic equations were used by Sridharacharya in the eleventh century.

The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 1053 (i.e., 10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 BC during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest number used is tera: 1012(10 to the power of 12).
Sanskrit is considered the mother of all higher languages. Sanskrit is most precise and therefore suitable language for computer software—a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.
The art of navigation was born in the river Sindh 6,000 years ago. The very word “navigation” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Navgatih”. The word “navy” is also derived from Sanskrit word “Nou”.
When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5,000 years ago, Indians established the very modern Harappan culture in the Sindhu Valley Civilization.
India’s greatest gifts to the world were its ancient scriptures like the four Vedas (Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda, and Atharva Veda), almost 108 Upanishads, numerous Puranas, Vedanta, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, Mahabharatha, Yogasutras of Patanjali, Manusmriti, and lots more.

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Suresh Padmanabhan

Suresh Padmanabhan is an author, a public speaker, a columnist, and the creator of Money Workshop. He is also the creator of amazing workshops like Sankalpa Siddhi, Ancient Secrets of Life and Veda of Life His book I Love Money has been translated into 11 Indian and foreign languages and is an international best seller. His recent inspirational fiction “On Cloud 9" is creating waves all over. He has toured across various parts of the world conducting Money Workshops since the last 12 years. He has spoken to more than a million people worldwide and also to various corporate on varied topics connected with self-growth, money, wealth creation, spirituality, and stock markets. All his workshops and books are in-depth and of full intensity for applying on a day-to-day basis. He loves the wisdom of Ancient India—the rich lineage of Rishi’s, Guru’s, and Masters; feels the completeness in their teachings; and believes that India has timeless wisdom to share to the world. All his works will reflect this philosophy. He is proud to be an Indian and wants the world to recognize the rich heritage of India. His aim is to have impact on millions of people worldwide and raise their level of consciousness in all areas, especially pertaining to Money, Life, and Spirituality.

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