10 Interesting facts about India

9. The world’s first and oldest university

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In the realm of higher education, India has a long and glorious history. The nation was known to have had the world’s oldest official universities in ancient times.

In 700 BC, Takshila became the home of the world’s first university. Well over 10500 students from across the earth pursued over 60 different topics. Ancient India accomplished one of its crowning achievements in the realm of education by constructing the University of Nalanda in the 4th century.

The Takshila entrance exam was very rigorous, with just three out of ten pupils passing. UNESCO designated Takshila as a World Heritage Site in 1980.

10. Have you ever heard of village with no doors or locks in India?

Shani Shingnapur, India
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There is no need of doors or locks in Shani Shingnapur, therefore anyone may enter into your house or store. No one, however, will steal. If they do, they will experience’ sade-sati,’ a seven-year period of terrible fortune. Lord Shani, the Saturn god, he guarding the settlement is the faith of the residents.

According to legend, a black stone dropped on the banks of the Panasnala River about 400 years ago. Blood began seeping from the slab as a local shepherd jabbed it with a sharp pole. Lord Shani returned in the shepherd’s dreams later that night, telling him that the rock was his idol. The shepherd requested the Lord for permission to build a temple for him, but he declined. He desired to place himself in the heart of the town, with no shelter, so that he could gaze around freely. He told the shepherd that he would keep the community safe from any hardships.

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