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India Travel, Charles Smith

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BC: Enjoy India Bhrata k nanda l

FC: India Travel: What To Know

1: By: Charles Smith

2: India Rivers Ganges and Indus | Indus River is the source of one of the largest irrigation systems in the world. It is where the Indian settlers came from. It is also where India got its name. Indus = India | Ganges River is the greatest waterway in India and one of the longest in the world. Hindus consider it the most sacred river in India with purifying properties.

3: The Himalayas is also the origin or source of world's two important river systems: the Indus Basin and the Ganga-Brahmaputra Basin.Ancient India is made up of Pakistan, Bangledesh, Nepal, India and Bhutan | India Mountains

4: Hinduism Gods Brahma- The creator Shiva- The destroyer Varuna- guardian of the cosmic order

5: Hindu Beliefs Hinduism describes dharma as the natural universal laws whose observance enables humans to be contented and happy, and to save themself from degradation and suffering. Karma is the Hindu view of causality in which good deeds, words, thoughts, and commands lead to beneficial effects for a person, and bad deeds, words, thoughts, and commands lead to harmful effects. Reincarnation means that what we do and think will not just influence our present life, but also our future existences. For Hinduism the Vedas and the Upanishads are their sacred texts.

6: The Golden Age of the Guptas

7: Math- Gupta mathematicians developed the concept of zero in the use of math, and also developed the decimal system based on the number 10.

8: Science- One of the main achievements was the progress made in the science of compound alloy making. One of the most amazing examples is the Iron pillar located in New Delhi. This pillar which has been exposed to the ravages of time and weather for about 1600 years has yet to rust!

9: Arts- Gupta architecture was dedicated to building stone temples to the various Hindu gods. These structures were called Stupas.

11: Literature-Gupta literature consists of fables and folktales written in Sanskrit such as, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Aladdin and his Magic Lamp.

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