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Picture stories you will enjoy about Incredible India.

Model of Earth & The Sky ccording to Bible.

While in India The Surya Siddhanta describes rules to calculate the motions of various planets and the moon relative to various constellations, diameters of various planets, and calculates the orbits of various astronomical bodies. The earliest version of the text existed between 350-400 CE.

Indus Valley Civilization, Damb Sadaat , Balochistan
It is made from ceramic. 
Presently at Met-museum.

Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic at his home.

ZOOM and see the picture at the wall behind him.
Lord Krishna.
Source: Third Eye View

Flush Toilets from Mohenjodaro

Flush toilet from Mohenjo Daro site of Sarasvati-Sindhu or Harappan civilization around 2500 BCE. When most part of the world (including other regions of India) lived as hunter gatherers in caves & jungles, the SSC had such an advanced sanitary system..

Temple of Ashoka: China

Temple of Indian emperor Ashoka.
It is a Buddhist temple near Ningbo city, Zhejiang province In China. Temple Was Built In 282 A.D During Western Jin Dynasty.

5000 yrs Old Artifacts 

5000 years old ball made from terracotta,
Indus Valley Civilization.
( Photo - National Museum Delhi )

Asanga & Vasubandhu

1212 A.D :: Statue of Indian Monk Asanga and His Brother Vasubandhu In Japan .
Asanga and Vasubandhu Were Born In 4th Century A.D. In Purushapur ( Peshawar) . They Founded Yogachara School of Buddhist Philosophy
( Photo - Tokyo National Museum / @TNM_PR )

Earliest Record of Public Works

Rudradaman Inscription Found In Junagadh , Gujarat.
The inscription is significant as a historical record of public works in ancient India.
The Ashokan edicts on Girnar rock impart moral instructions on dharma, equality, harmony, tolerance, peace and repent the evil of war.
The hump-backed rock also has two later records in Sanskrit added by Rudradaman in AD 150 and by Skandgupta in AD 450.

2000 BC Bronze Statue

2000 B.C : Bronze Sculpture , Harrapan Era From Daimabad , Maharashtra 
( National Museum , Delhi )

Lord Krishna in Japan

Lord Krishna playing flute in ancient TodaiJi Temple In Nara , Japan. (8th Century sculpture).
It is a Buddhist temple complex. It is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Shri Hanuman in South East Asia


'Shri HANUMAN' in postage stamps in Cambodia, Indonesia & Thailand.

1000,000 Year Old Painting

1,00,000 year old painting found in about 750 caves of Madhya Pradesh and its link with Mahabharata has still been an unsolved mystery to the modern world.
It is believed that Great Bhima- (Pandavas) took shelters in these caves during the time of exile.

Intersest In Sanskrit

1970s pic.
Foreigners learning Sanskrit.


Telangana State Museum, Hyderabad: Lady looking in mirror

Reminder of Bhdrabahu 

1972 Pic
Chandragiri Hill In Shravanbelagola, Karnataka. This is where Bhadrabahu, a Jain Monk & teacher of emperor Chandragupta Maurya performed penance.

Ganesha in China

6th Century A.D
Ganesha in ancient Mogao Caves , China.
The Mogao Caves, also known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes or Caves of the Thousand Buddhas is a shrine of Buddhist art treasure.

Buddha In Vietnam

Gigantic Buddha to smile over Southeast Asia from Hanoi, Vietnam.
At a height of 72m (236 feet), the statue will become the tallest Buddha statue in Southeast Asia. The 13-storey Buddha statue, of which 12 floors will be dedicated to Bodhisattva worship, is being built on the Buddhist perspective on reincarnation.

First Record of Protecting Trees

The first recorded event of Chipko took place in village Khejarli, Jodhpur district, in 1731, when 363 Bishnois, led by Amrita Dev while protecting green Khejri trees, considered sacred by the community, by hugging them, and braved the axes of loggers sent by the local ruler. Today, it is seen as an inspiration and a precursor for Chipko movement of Garhwal.
racticed the Gandhian methods of satyagraha and non-violent resistance, through the act of hugging trees to protect them from being felled. The modern Chipko movement started in the early 1970s in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand, then in Uttar Pradesh with growing awareness towards rapid deforestation. The landmark event in this struggle took place on March 26, 1974, when a group of peasant women in Reni village, Hemwalghati, in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand, India, acted to prevent the cutting of trees and reclaim their traditional forest rights that were threatened by the contractor system of the state Forest Department. Their actions inspired hundreds of such actions at the grassroots level throughout the region.

Eran: Witness to Vedic, Buddhist & Gupta Period

Eran is an ancient town and archaeological site in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh, India.The site has 5th and 6th-century Gupta era temples and monuments.
During 600 B.C , Eran Was Part of Chedi Janpada. In Pali-language Buddhist texts, it is listed as one of the sixteen mahajanapadas.
According to the Mahabharata, the Chedi Kingdom was ruled by Shishupala, an ally of Jarasandha of Magadha and Duryodhana of Kuru. He was a rival of Vasudeva Krishna who was his uncle's son.
Pictures of Lord Vishnu & Varaha.

Kartikeya in Malaysia

140 ft tall statue of Lord Kartikeya or Murugan, Batu Cave Temple Complex, Malaysia, is the tallest statue in Malaysia.
350 tons of Steel bars, 1550 cubic metres of concrete, and 300 litres of gold paint used to build this statue.

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