Atithi Devo Bhava, meaning Guests are God, is the tagline of Indian cultures and traditions. India comes at the 5th position if talked about being hospitable with guests.
So, you must know about Taj Mahal or maybe Mawsynram, or Jantar Mantar. Well! There are many things to explore. India is simply Incredible. It’s a land where cuisine changes every 500 km. It’s a place where we have a variety of Clothes, Languages, Religions, Songs, Dances.
Hence, India is simply a country of variety, a country of culture and traditions. This country has the second largest population in the world with 7th largest land share.
21 Reasons why it is known as Incredible India-
India: Land of spices-
The Traders from Outside were attracted to this beautiful land due to its spices only. India has always been a blend of varieties, like the cuisine here.
The plethora of spices born here includes- Cardamom, Pepper, Fennel, Cumin, Star Anise, Turmeric, etc. So, next time someone’s ask you about India, tell him to search the Land of Spices.
Highest number of official languages-
According to you, How many official languages can a nation have? Most of you will answer One or Two, But In India, it is twenty two. So, Next time you are in India, don’t forget the language translator.
India: A Land with Colourful celebrations-
Many Festivals like Diwali, Bhai Dooj, Holi etc. Festivals like Holi include Plenty of Colours & plenty of happiness.
Yellow, Green, Pink Gulal, all carrying the significant importance of happiness in life are there. Indians celebrate each festival with enormous happiness.
Statue of Unity-
As the name suggests, Unity, this statue reminds us of this. It is the tallest in the world with 182m of height. The figure is of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, popularly known as The Iron Man of India.
The Largest Democracy-
You must have heard that Democracy is of the People for the People and by the People. This is a statement which elucidates this nation very well. Not democracy, but the largest democracy is India. And who can forget the Lengthiest written Constitution?
Iconic Monuments of India-
In India, you will find a plethora of Monuments. Every state will have its special one. No matter if it is a fort or temple, every architecture has its own historical significance. If I had to name them all, it would take hours.
Chess: A game of Intelligence-
There is a story that once a Queen wanted to conquer Kingdoms without any fighting or violence. This wish of hers led to the invention of Chess. A Praiseworthy game it is. It is a game of Intelligence and to choose the correct move at the correct time.
So, Next time someone questions your Intelligence, Try beating him in Chess.
Origination of Yoga-
Every year International Yoga Day has been celebrated on 21 June since 2015. It is a gift to the world from India. Yoga has been an integral portion of India since ages. It also has been a successful tool to help people become healthy.
Invention of Snakes & ladders-
This game was used to teach students earlier. It is connected to the results of good and bad karmic deeds. The ladder represents promotion while Snakes represents demotions. Commonly known as Saanp-Seedhi, this game has many versions.
Home of Mathematicians-
Call it the invention of Zero, or Trigonometry. India has been a home to Greatest Mathematicians in History. Not just mathematicians, but astronomers too. This subcontinent of India has given many gifts to the World.
It is the largest human gathering which is even visible from space. Kumbh Mela is a festival of Hindu Pilgrims. This festival is marked by the ritual of dipping in the water. It happens Every 12 years.
Origin of Ayurveda-
Ayurveda is one of the oldest medical sciences in the World. Though it has started gaining popularity now, there was a time when only Ayurveda was used.
This science dates back to the age of Ancient India. In Ayurvedic Medicine, each herb, or stem of a plant has self importance.
Largest number of Tigers-
You must have heard that Tiger’s Population is declining, but still with Project Tiger, we are able to top the world with the maximum number of Tigers. This ferocious cat is also the National Animal of India.
India: Birthplace of Ancient Religions-
Like varieties in other aspects, India has a variety of religions as well. Not just a variety, but many of them were born here only. These include Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, etc.
Sri Harmandir Sahib: The Golden temple-
Sri Harmandir Sahib is the temple located in Amritsar Punjab. It is a very important temple in Sikhism. Not just from a religious point of view, but from a humanity point of view as well.
This temple feeds over a lakh people for free. This distribution of food is known as Seva. It also has the world’s largest community kitchen.
Wettest Place in the World: Mawsynram-
Do you like Heavy Rains like me? If yes, then this place is for you. Mawsynram, located in the East Khasi Hills, is the place with Highest annual rainfall. Go in any season, you will enjoy the Sound of Rain.
Indian Subcontinent has a rich flora and fauna. From the beautiful Royal Bengal Tigers to the incredibly appealing reptiles, India has really a rich heritage because of them.
One species that’s very important is The Great One-Horned Rhinoceros. This species has danger all around them, due to their horns.
North Sentinel Island-
One of the important unknowns in India is the North Sentinel Island. This island is located near Andaman and Nicobar islands. This island doesn’t have any human touch and is being prohibited by the Indian Government as well.
Some people went on expeditions to talk, but the species living there don’t want any external disturbances. They love being left out.
Varanasi: The Ancient city-
One of the Oldest Cities in the World. Varanasi is famous for its religious rituals. It is also known as the City of Lights.
Hosting numerous religious festivals, all throughout the year is an integral part of India. Varanasi is also famous for the wooden craft work and silk work with Gold and Silver.
“Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.”Mark Twain
Second largest producer of silk-
Do you also love the shiny fabric of Silk? Well! They look appealing to me. Silk originally discovered in China has some history in India as well. Different varieties of Silk like Tasar, Eri, and Mulberry the famous one has been produced in India.
India contributes 18% of Silk to the World. Not just this industry is making customers happy, but has also given employment to more than 5 lakhs families.
Wonder of World: Taj Mahal-
Last but not the least, The astounding Taj Mahal. A shining marble piece of architecture, which has been a World of Wonder. Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan is the best architecture to define India.
Taj Mahal not just defines beauty, but the incredible architecture during the Mughal Era. This Gift happened because of a romantic story.
Compiling all the Reasons to Love India, I can say that India is simply Unique. Traditions, Cultures, Clothes, Food, and many more things, have shown that unity can also exist in diversity and variety.
So, next time you feel blue. Think about the various reasons to Love India.Kindly Comment for any suggestions and demands.
With this, I want to end this article on a happy note and wish all the readers a thank you.
~ Lakshay R Goyal
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