10 Interesting Facts about Ancient India

Facts about Ancient India will inform you about Harrapan Civilization. It was the other name of ancient India, because there was an ancient city named Harrapa. Besides, Mohenjo-Daro was another city that found in the same civilization. New Delhi is the capital city of India and Mumbai is the most populated city, followed by Bangalore, Chennai, and Kolkata. Rupee is the money of India. The other facts will be explained below.

Facts about Ancient India 1: Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro

Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro were the two major cities in ancient India. They had modern trading hubs with advanced system, such as graceful public buildings, toilets, and communal granaries.

Facts about Ancient India 2: National emblem of India

The endangered Bengal Tiger is the national emblem of India.

National emblem of India

National emblem of India

Facts about Ancient India 3: Language

There were many different languages in ancient India.  The most commonly spoken language are Hindi and English, followed  by Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, and Tamil.

Facts about Ancient India 4: Cricket

Cricket is the most popular sport in India. In 2011, India became the winner of the Cricket World Cup.

Facts about Ancient India 5: Taj Mahal

As we know that India has famous building that is Taj Mahal. Actually, Taj Mahal is a mausoleum, yet it also attracted tourism to visit Agra (the location of Taj Mahal).

Facts about Ancient India 6: Culture

Namaste is the word to respect each others. They said namaste by placing their hands together. However, there was different ways to greet older people and they more respect to do it. They touched feet of the older people.

Facts about Ancient India 7: Ancient India clothes

Actually, there was no big differences between ancient India clothes and India today. Cotton, wool, and linen are the materials to make the clothes. Dhoti and Sari were the most popular clothes in India.  Dhoti is a traditional clothes for men, whereas sari is the traditional female clothes. Besides, jewerly was also worn both men and women in ancient India.

Facts about Ancient India 8: Diwali

Diwali is a holiday in India. It looks like Christmas. There was Lakshmi (goddess of prosperity) who came to the children’s house to give presents and candies while they are sleeping.

Diwale festival

Diwale festival

Facts about Ancient India 9: Religions

Hinduism and Buddhism were the religions in ancient India. They are major world religion. The differences between Hinduism and Buddhism are the gods. There are many gods in Hinduism, whereas Buddhism did not have a god.

Facts about Ancient India 10: Holi festival

Holi or Holikotsava is a festival in India. In March or April, it was celebrated. There were two days of Holi. The first day is lighted bonfires in the evening and it was done in public place. Then, throwing coloured powder and water was done in the second day.

Holi festival

Holi festival

 

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