9 Indian inventions you should know

Here’s the list of 9 popular inventions by Indian ancestors…

#1 Chess

Chess developed out of an ancient game known as Chaturanga, it is developed during the Gupta Empire in India around 6th century AD. This might be the reason why Vishwanathan Anand is such a Pro. Chess is one of the most popular Indian inventions of all time.

Ancient Chess

#2 Diamond mining

Worldwide, India was the only source of diamonds until the discovery of mines in Brazil in the 18th century. Almost 6,000 years ago, diamonds were recognized first time in India and mined in the central part of India.

Diamond inventions in India

#3 Any guesses who invented Binary code?

Yes, you’re partly right…Binary number system used in the computer systems and digital devices was first invented by an Indian named ‘Pingala‘.

Binary numbers

#4 The value of ‘Pi’

The value of ‘pi’ was first discovered in India by Baudhayana. Baudhayana also explained the concept of Pythagorean Theorem in the 6th century, way before the European Mathematicians.

Value of Pi

#5 Time taken by earth to orbit around the sun

It was Bhaskaracharya who calculated the time taken by earth to orbit around the sun in the 5th century, many…many years before the astronomers could do.

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Earth's orbit around Sun

#6 First school of medicine

Ayurveda, one of the oldest school of medicines was invented in India.

First ayurveda school

#7 Snakes and Ladders

The game of snakes and ladders was invented first in India in the 13th century by saint Gyandev.That time, the game was actually called ‘Mokshapat’ and gone through several modifications since its invention.

Snakes and Ladders

#8 Wireless communication

USA based IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has proved that the wireless communication was first invented by an Indian scientist Professor Jagdish Chandra Bose.

Jagdish Chandra Bose

And here’s the #9 invention, one of the best invention for the betterment of mankind.

#9 Yoga also is an Indian thing

Yoga is a group of physical, mental and spiritual practises which originated in ancient India. It is mentioned in the Rigveda, but most likely developed during sixth and fifth centuries BCE. (Source: Wikipedia)

Ancient Yoga

So, friends hope you enjoyed all above-mentioned inventions by our Indian ancestors.



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