Today, we would like to present the 10 incredible inventions made by Indians that will raise your head with pride.
India is the country of several jaw-dropping inventions since past. From discovering famous the number “0” to be the first to find diamonds, India has always been able to make its own place in the name of discoveries. legion scientists in the past have major contributions for that the world still remembers India with some unique perspective.
Check out the list of 10 mind-blowing inventions by Indians
1. Zero Symbol
Aryabhata, the great Indian mathematician, contributed towards the invention of ‘0’ in ‘Aryabhatta’s Bhakshali‘ manuscript. Aryabhata was the first in the line of great mathematician-astronomers from the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astronomy.This number plays a crucial role in arithmetic.
Acharya Charka is known to be an Ayurvedic scientist and skin specialist. He gave ayurvedic solutions to all kind of diseases and it’s mentioned in a book named Charaka Samhita.The main classical Ayurveda texts begin with accounts of the transmission of medical knowledge from the Gods to sages, and then to human physicians.
3. Microwave communication
The first public demonstration of microwave transmission was made by Jagadish Chandra Bose. His demonstration forms the foundation of the technology used in mobile telephony, radars, satellite communication, radios, television broadcast, WiFi, and many other applications
When we throw something in the air, it comes back to the earth, because the earth has a force that attracts objects towards it. The theory was first discovered by an Indian astronomer Bhaskaracharya and approximately 1200 years later, Sir Isaac Newton rediscovered this phenomenon.Bhaskaracharya stated the laws of gravity in the book Surya Siddhanta in the 11th century. Thus the law actually exists even before the birth of Sir Isaac Newton (Newton was born in the 16th century).
5. Space traveling
It was Saint Bharadwaj who invented an equipment that could vanish the airplane through his Vayushastras. He has also given operations of ancient vimanas, precautions for long flights, protection of the airships from storms, and how to switch the drive to solar energy, in his book Vymaanika-Shaastra, a 4th-century BC.
6. Cataract surgery
An Indian Physician and surgeon named Sushruta advocated the caesarian section and removal of kidney stones and cataracts. He is also known as the father of Anaesthesia and surgery. Though he practiced during the 5th century B.C., his contributions to medicine are similar to the discoveries made in the Western world.
7. Atomic theory
Atomic theory was first formulated by an Indian philosopher, Acharya Kanad.
8. Diamond mining
Diamond mining was first done in India and the earliest known reference to diamond is found in Sanskrit manuscript, the Arthasastra. Until they were discovered in Brazil in the 18th century, India remained the world’s only source of diamonds.
9. Fibonacci series
Fibonacci series was discovered by Brahmagupta, Virahanka, Gopāla, and Hemachandra as an outcome of the earlier records.
India is the first country that started producing high-quality steel before it was discovered by the West. One of the most remarkable feats in metallurgy is creating a seamless celestial globe which was invented in Kashmir.
11. The USB was invented by an Indian-American computer architect named Ajay Bhatt.
Amazed? Ajay Bhatt, an Indian-American computer architect, developed the first USB drive, a portable storage device capable of storing and transmitting large quantities of data. It’s quick to transport and use, and it’s now found in almost every home.
12. The origins of shampoo dates back to the Mughal Empire. It was used for a head massage.
Shampoo was invented in 1762 and was commonly used for head massage in the Mughal Empire’s eastern provinces. Natural oils and spices were used in the shampoo. It was used to heal and purify the tresses on the scalp. The English word ‘shampoo’ originally comes from the Hindi word’chāmpo,’ which comes from the Sanskrit word’ Chapayati,’ which means massage or knead.
13. Chess and Snakes & Ladders were the first board games that were invented in India.
India invented classic board games like Chess and Snakes and Ladders, which are still popular today, before games like Monopoly and Life became popular. During the Gupta period, around the 6th century AD, chess was known as ‘Ashtapada.’ On the other hand, Gyandev, a 13th century author, invented Snakes and Ladders and it was originally known as ‘Mokshapat’. And how cool is it?