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Hindu Pride

     Like that of Waco TX incidence, the Christian world has many tragic incidences of 
mass murders or suicides motivated by the faith, and still they keep on happen again and again.
There is no such incidence in the millenniums long history of Sanatan Dharma.  Want to know why?  Read Bhagavad Gita As It Is, by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Who determined speed of light first?

 Most believe that speed of light, 186,000 miles per second, was first determined by Roemer in 1675.  Recently Dr. Subhash Kak has found that the celebrated commentary on the Rigveda by Sayana (c. 1315-1387) says, it is remembered that the sun traverses 2,202 yojanas in half a nimesha.  Now one nimesha = 16/75 second, and 1 yojana = about 9 miles.  Substituting these values in Sayanas statement we get 186,000 miles per second!  So, we Hindus knew it long long time ago.

 Sayana was a minister in the court of King Bukka I of Vijayanagar Empire in south Bharat.  Rigveda is a few thousand years old.  Dr. Subhash Kak is a professor of Astro-physics at Louisiana State University.  He studies ancient texts to find true history of Science.   His home page is at:  The above information is found in his article in Hindu Vishwa, Voice of Hindus in North America, Aug.-Sept. 1998 issue.  - SV

Feel Proud to be an Indian and Hold your Heads High
From: "Narendra Kiri" <[email protected]>

   Proud To Be An Indian

There are 3.22 Million Indians in America.
38% of Doctors in America are Indians.
12% of Scientists in America are Indians.
36% of NASA employees are Indians.
34% of MICROSOFT employees are Indians
28% of IBM employees are Indians
17% of INTEL employees are Indians
13% of XEROX employees are Indians
23% of Indian Community in America is having Green-Card.

Some of these facts may be known to you.

Sun MicroSystems was founded by an Indian (one among) 
Intel's Chief Architect is an Indian

Now the latest news .....
An Indian has been appointed as Chief of BELL LABS, NewJercy

These facts were recently published in a German
 magazine which deals with WORLD HISTORY.


A) India never invaded any country in her last 10000 years of history.

B) India invented the Number System.  Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.

C) The World's first university was established in Takshila in 700BC.  More than 10, 500 students from all over the world studies more than 60 subjects.  The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

D) Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages.  Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software - a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.

E) Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans.  Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.Today Ayurveda is fast gaining its rightful place in our civilization.

F) Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of development, India was the richest country on earth until the time of British invasion in the early 17th Century.

G) The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago.  The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH.  The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit 'Nou'.

H) Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart.  Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th Century) 365.258756484 days.

I) The value of "pi" was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem.  He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians.

J) Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India.  Quadratic equations were (invented) by Sridharacharya in the 11th century.  The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 1053910 to the power of (53) with specific names as early as 5000 BC during the Vedic period.  Even today, the largest used number is Tera 1012910 to the power of (12) .

K) According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world.

L) USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century old suspicion in the world scientific community that the pioneer of wireless communication was Prof.  Jagdeesh Bose and not Marconi.

M) The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.

N) According to Saka King Rudradaman I of 150 CE a beautiful lake called Sudarshana was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during Chandragupta Maurya's time.

O) Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.

P) Sushruta is the father of surgery.  2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like cesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery and brain surgery.  Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India.  Over 125 surgical equipment were used.  Deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, etiology, bryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.

Q) When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established
 Harappan culture in Sindhu valley (Indus Valley Civilization) 

R) The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.


A) Albert Einstein said: We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.

B) Mark Twain said: India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition.

C) French scholar Romain Rolland said: If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.

D) Hu Shih, former Ambassador of China to USA said: India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.

        All of above is just the TIP of the iceberg, the list could be endless.  BUT, if we don't see even a glimpse of that great India in the India that we see today, it clearly means that we are not working to our potential, and that if we do, we could once again be blazing a path for rest of the world to follow.

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