India is one of the oldest and richest civilizations in the world. Ancient Indians were skillful, knowledgeable and technically more advanced than people from other civilizations during that period of time. They made splendid achievements in diverse fields including Science & Technology, Mathematics, Art & Architecture, Literature & Philosophy, Engineering & Metallurgy and lots more. At that time, the world’s renowned Astronomers, Engineers, Architects, Mathematicians, Scientists, Scholars, etc. were from India.
Unlike many Indians from current generation who only talk big and think great about themselves, the ancient Indians let their work speak for themselves.
The current generation has lot to learn from the glorious past of India. The Heritage section of Living-Smartly.com presents you with the most remarkable achievements of ancient India, with a view that the stories from our history would inspire and motivate us to achieve excellence in our respective fields.
Though originated in India, Yoga has become popular across the globe. Yoga centers have sprung up all over. It is common to see every health club in the Western countries offering several types of yoga. Indian exponents like Swami Vivekananda, Paramahamsa Yogananda, Ramana Maharshi, etc., are the people who introduced Yoga in the West. Yoga […]
Did you know, Indian astronomer, Aryabhatta, calculated the rotation of the earth with just a 0.009 second variation before 1500 years from now? Do you believe that our 5th century astronomers were
A Brihadisvara temple at Thanjavur, TN was built in 1014 AD. The temple is an exotic architectural marvel and a UNESCO monument. Constructed in granite stone and is 216 ft tall (i.e 22 storeys high-rise building). The dome is carved out of a single granite stone weighing 80 tons.
There is considerable misunderstanding on Chanakya and his Arthashastra. The fact is that Chanakya laid the basic conceptual foundation for a ‘welfare state’ in India through this book.
Greatness of Ancient India: India is a land of rich culture and heritage. It has a fabulous history. Ancient India was a very rich country in the world. India, during that time, was probably the most advanced civilization in the world. Ancient India was advanced in all the major fields like Science and technology, Mathematics, […]
Hampi, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Karnataka, is a worth seeing place due to its archeological and cultural excellence. Hampi which was previously called as Pampa Kshetra because of its nearest proximity to the river Pampa (now called as Tungabhadra) was the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, alternatively known as the […]
The Gupta dynasty existed between 320 A.D. and 550 A.D. The ruling of Gupta’s greatly marked as the Golden Age of India. The concepts of the decimal system, chess and zero came into existence during their regime. The scholars such as, Kalidasa, Aryabhatta and Varahamihra, etc. made several contributions in various fields during this period.
June 21 has been declared as the “International Day of Yoga”, considering the appeal made by Narendra Modi at the UN general assembly and in recognition of the importance of yoga. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that helps in the transformation of your body and mind. Yoga has Indian heritage values.
We have many native rulers who ruled India. But, only a few among them are very kind-hearted. One such ruler is Sayajirao Gaekwad III of Baroda state (Vadodara). To know about his generosity, let us read this article. Sayajirao Gaekwad III Alias Shrimant Gopalrao Gaekwad Sayajirao was born at Kavlana on 10th March 1863. The […]
We Indians even after 67 years of Independence are still living with the influence of Colonial rule. It’s high time we change our colonial mindset and get some true inspiration from revisiting Indian heritage.
The mysterious extinction of Indus valley civilisation, one of the world’s oldest and the largest urban civilisations could have been destroyed by climate change, but not due to any regional strife or foreign invasions, say the researchers. A brief history Indus civilisation, which is popularly known as Harappan civilisation (Harappa is the name of the […]
What would you call a 1600 year old metallic structure weighing more than six tonnes made of pure iron exposed to the harsh weather and shows no signs of rusting? Know more about this Scientific Wonder, showcasing the advancement of metallurgical prowess of Indians in the Golden Age of India.
There are four religions that were born and flourished in India. They expanded beyond the Indian subcontinent. The teachings of these religions are mostly from ancient philosophies and in the way of leading life peacefully. Hinduism The exact roots of the Hinduism are not clearly known, and it was not established by any single person. […]
Tracing religious existence in the Indian subcontinent is very difficult and is a debatable issue. The oldest signs of religion in India are from Indus valley civilization. The religion followed by the Indus valley people cannot be said exactly. But according to the available evidences, it has more similarities to Vedic civilization. There are four […]
Mahatma Gandhi said, a Guru is a perfect person with perfect knowledge. India is blessed to have more than few such Gurus. This article is a tribute to the most respected Indian Gurus for their contribution to spirituality and to the society as a whole