Amazing Ancient Indian Inventions




India is the one of the oldest civilization in the world. There are a lot of significant contributions that India has made to the world in the field of art, science, mathematics and so on. A lot of modern day inventions are based on the principals that were created in India right from the mythological age. Take a look at the amazing ancient Indian inventions that changed the world today.

  • 1. The number system was invented in India. Aryabhatta invented Zero


  • 2. . India established world’s first university in Takshila in 700BC. Nalanda University was established in 4th century BC

Takshila(Takshashila) and Nalanda is the first university founded by chandragupta maurya. According to the history this university contains many of the secrets of ancient world and also have the largest  library in this world .When this university is destroyed by the Muslim army led by the Turkish leader Bakhtiyar Khilji in 1193 the library of takshila is burned and the fire of library had not ended till 4 days and nights

 3. Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry and Calculus originated from India Source:

  • 4. Most of the European languages are originated from SanskritSource:

5. Ayurveda, one of the oldest school of medicines was invented in India

6. Binary number system used in computers and digital devices was invented in India.

7. The value of ‘pi’ was first discovered in India by Budhayana. He also explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem in the 6th century, ages before the European Mathematicians

8. Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit  the sun in the 5th century, many years before the astronomer Smart

9. Ancient Indian philosophers were well aware of the theory of relativity

  • 10. USA based IEEE has proved that wireless communication was first invented by an Indian scientist Professor Jagdish Chandra Bose

11. Astronomy originated in India

12. Sushruta is known as the father of surgery. Over 2,600 years ago, Sushruta along with his team conducted complicated surgeries like  cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones. He even conducted brain surgeries and plastic surgery. He and his team conducted more than 3,000 surgeries with help of more than 120 surgical tools

  • 13. Chess also known as Chaturanga was invented in India during Gupta empire in the 6th century

14. The game of snake and ladder is originated in india the name of game in earlier time is mokshapat

15. Buddhism and Jainism originated in India

16. Called as Indus Valley Civilization, Indians established Harappan culture as one of first civilizations of the world

18. Buttons were discovered in the Indus Valley Civilization almost 5000 years ago

19. Crescograph, a device to measure growth in plants, was invented by Professor Jagdish Chandra Bose in the 20th century

20. Board game Ludo is a modified version of an India-invented game ‘Pachisi’

21. Ruler was invented during the reigns of Indus Valley Civilizations. Rulers were made of ivory those days

  • 22. India is one of the first countries to have made globes, a model of earth, called ‘Goladipika

  • 23. Shampoo was invented in India during British Raj. Those days, hair dressers use to boil soap and others herbs to give shine and fragnance to hair. The word Shampoo has derived from a Hindi word ‘Champo,’ which means to press or soothe


24. Flush Toilets were first used in the Indus Valley Civilization. The townships of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro had flush toilet systems in all the houses connected to sewage system

25. India was one of first countries to use Ink for writing. It is believed that many Indian scripts including epics Ramayana and Mahabharata was written using ink made of plant extracts


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