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Amazing India - Facts And Pictures

Updated on April 13, 2011

Incredible India

India is a multi-lingual, secular, culturally diverse country full of scenic spots, salubrious hill resorts, enchanting lakes, quaint monuments, awesome religious sites, rich flora and fauna. There are tourist attractions galore in India and these tourist attractions are sporadically scattered all over the the country and are visited by thousands of tourists throughout the year.

Heritage sites

Since time immemorial, India was ruled by a succession of invaders and each state of India boasts of monuments of different era with variegated architecture. Charminar is a splendid piece of architecture located in the heart of the Hyderabad city of Andhra Pradesh. Charminar derives its name from four aesthetically designed and intricately carved minarets. Gigantic in its size and structure, this imposing monument of India exudes an ancient charm.

Kalarippayattu or Kalaripayattu (a form of martial arts) of Kerala, India
Kalarippayattu or Kalaripayattu (a form of martial arts) of Kerala, India

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The famous Ajanta and Ellora , situated in Maharashtra, are cave shrines manually cut out of rock. Some of the most remarkable specimens of ancient Indian architectural heritage are found in the 34 caves at Ellora and the 29 caves at Ajanta. Red fort, the pride of India’s capital city Delhi, looks splendorous with massive walls of red sandstone.

Taj Mahal, situated on the banks of the river Yamuna in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, is a magnificent marble wonder and India’s most priceless monument. Taj Mahal is without a parallel on earth as a tomb, for verily the mortal remains of a person have never been housed in such grandeur.

Ganapathy Idols During Vinayak Chathurthi in Mumbai, India
Ganapathy Idols During Vinayak Chathurthi in Mumbai, India
The Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world, Agra, India
The Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world, Agra, India

Religious sites

India has consistently practiced secular values and Hindu temples, mosques, gurudwaras, Buddhist shrines abound.

Jama Masjid located at central Delhi is the largest mosque in India and a final architecture extravaganza. The Jama Masjid is built in yellow sandstone and involved around 5000 workers, and took 20 years to complete. Lord Venkateshwara temple at Tirumala, 853 m above the sea level in Andhra Pradesh is considered one of the most sacred Hindu temples in India. Considered as the richest temple in the world, the Cupola over the sanctorum is covered entirely with gold plate.
The Golden Temple is the supreme temple of Sikhism and the magnificent structure reflects resoluteness and indestructibility of the Sikh faith.

The Temple is situated in the midst of a pool symbolizing the dichotomy of the spiritual and temporal facets of human existence. You have a plethora of Buddhist shrines spread all over Eastern India and parts of North India.

Qutab Minar, Delhi, India
Qutab Minar, Delhi, India

Beaches in India

Sun washed beaches are aplenty in India which is surrounded by water on three sides. Though most of the beaches are picturesque, a few deserve special mention. Marina Beach is a picturesque 4.5 kms long stretch along the eastern coastline at Chennai and is acknowledged as the world’s second longest beach.

Calangute Beach, located on the shores of the Arabian Sea of North Goa, is the most sought-after holiday resort in Goa. Once upon a time Calangute was the most haunted beach all hippies when psychedelic hell broke loose. Kovalam Beach, situated 16 kms from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, is internationally renowned and it consists of three adjacent crescent beaches. The southernmost, 'Lighthouse Beach', is the most fabulous and draws a huge tourist crowd all round the year.

Jallikkattu(a form of bull fight), Tamil Nadu, India
Jallikkattu(a form of bull fight), Tamil Nadu, India
Kathakali - an art form of kerala
Kathakali - an art form of kerala

Hill stations

If you want get away from the heat and the dust urban India the hill resort of Darjeeling in West Bengal is an ideal choice. Darjeeling offers the beauty and of nature is at its best. The sunrise and sunsets are spectacular sights at Darjeeling. The hill resort has enormous appeal for botanists, ornithologists, trekkers, photographers and holidaymakers alike. The hill resort of Gangtok, the capital of the State of Sikkim, is an enchanting place with the imposing Himalayas in the backdrop. The virgin natural beauty of Gangtok and its peaceful atmosphere offer a truly unique experience for tourists to India.

Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya at an altitude of 1, 496 mts above sea level is an adorable hill station. You will be struck by its extraordinary scenic beauty, tall pines, stately mountains and green meadows. Shimla is arguably the best refuge from summer heat in the plains of Northern India. The natural beauty of the 2159 m high Shimla and its unique serenity attracts thousands of tourists year after year.

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India is a dream tourist destination replete with spots of scenic beauty, snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, verdant hills, gorgeous rivers, numerous world heritage sites as well as time-honored monuments and modern day architectural wonders. India is also well-known for its natural diversity and you can make your way to several wildlife sanctuaries of that are the natural habitats of exquisite flora and fauna.

Playing with snakes!
Playing with snakes!
Gate way of India, Mumbai, India
Gate way of India, Mumbai, India
Mumbai!
Mumbai!
Houseboats in Backwaters of Kerala
Houseboats in Backwaters of Kerala
A Street Performer
A Street Performer

PS: The pictures used here belongs to their respective owners. All this photos are compiled from various emails I received over a period of time and I don't claim ownership to them.

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      sukaran 4 years ago

      I salute india

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      anil 5 years ago

      india is the best....

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      sandip 5 years ago

      i love my india

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      Rajan 5 years ago

      Who said india is great country. India WAS great country before 7 AD ,indian wealth was already stoled by invaders,europians.not now ,here only day by day increasing prices,corruption,poverty,unemployment

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      sourabh 5 years ago

      So india is said to be most famous sub continent in world &it is amazing

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      sara 5 years ago

      waooooo

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      Naveen Jangra 5 years ago

      India is Great Country

      Jai Hind

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      Daya More 5 years ago

      Incredible India,,,,,,,,

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      panna patel 5 years ago

      i am proud of india.

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      Amiya 5 years ago

      India is my heart, i love my india.Go ahed india

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      poo poo 5 years ago

      hi india looks fun i would love to go there

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      sudeesh 5 years ago

      BHARATH MATHA KI JAI

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      ajit yadav 5 years ago

      India cannot be captured in pics or a on a on line page,,,,

      It is very vast..but a whole of India can only be captured in the heart of an Indian...but in this way we can surely show that how especial we feel being an Indian...

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      BHARAT PAWAR 5 years ago

      I LOVE MY INDIA

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      kabir 5 years ago

      hi ilove my india

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Great information Sun Seven. Our country and culture needs to be shared with the world. Can I share it with my friends?

      Thanks for writing this hub.

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      Swapnil Ghoghara is 87% happy today! 5 years ago

      hi,..........................

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      Sushil Gupta 5 years ago

      INDIA is GREAT

      PROUD to be an INDIAN

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      guru gulab khatri 6 years ago

      HINDUSTAN ZINDABAD

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      megha 6 years ago

      I am proud to be an INDIAN.How facinating the facts are?

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      iti 6 years ago

      MY INDIA MY PROUD....

      these photos prove this....

      so proud to an INDIAN nd be only an Indian not hindu, muslim, sikh, chritian....

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      WiseWays 6 years ago

      Great Hub page...booking my tickets for this years trip!

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      hitzilan 6 years ago

      proud to be an indian

      :)

      :P

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      Richardson Ward 6 years ago

      Hi there .. great post .. It is most interesting blogs i'd like to visit again and again .. I am looking forward to see more interesting content like this .. Now i agreed that India is one of the beautiful place in this world .. specially their hotels :)

      If you have time you can also visit this interesting site i'd seen :

      India Airport Hotels and Delhi Tourist Attraction

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      shikha roy 6 years ago

      i am proud to be an INDIAN . i love india it rules rocks n all d good words in dis world .INCREDIBLE INDIA !!!!!!!

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      B@|)@/\/ 6 years ago

      Wow Man INDIA i just luv it!!!!! life borin in UK already.....heard tat many work scope in developed INDIA.. LUv to visit it.....

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      meeka.sunny 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great Pics! I love to go to India someday. :)

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      facts about India 6 years ago

      The recent facts about India is, that it's the fastest growing economy in all sense and the news are proving that the Indian stock markets are the safest and strongest in the World.

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      sing 6 years ago

      great INDIA NO 1CAN POINT OUT INDIA

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      DEEYA BANERJEE & TINA 6 years ago

      WE LOVE INDIA.

      INDIA IS THE BEST WITH EVERY IDEA NEW

      PEOPLE COME TO THE WORLD TO SEEK LOVE FROM YOU.

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      MARY 6 years ago

      INDIA IS MY SECOND BEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. BUT DA 1ST

      ID SAMOA, OF COURSE.

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      jugnu 6 years ago

      its really incredible india...

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      prashant singh bisht 6 years ago

      Hi! all.Just wanna thank to d person who wrote all this information.ur doin a gud job.and to all others just wanna say India is a land of diversity n if u come here u won't feel like going back.its jst awesome...

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      gyanesh 6 years ago

      ausum record

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      madhu 7 years ago

      proud 2say im an indian

      no one loves their country than indian

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      nOne Of yaa buiisness 7 years ago

      i am very proud to be born in india !!!!! GO CURRYS

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      chirag 7 years ago

      india is a very successful country

      i am prodaf mi because my born in india

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      MANOJA 7 years ago

      I AM PROUD BECAUSE I BORN IN AN INDIA. IT IS A BOOM TO ME

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      prasanth.vs 7 years ago

      India under many unfavourable conditions

      and time ,still remains as the most valuable tradition in the world.

      Men meri des ki baare me abhiman hoon

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      anshul 7 years ago

      abe behn de tako tumhe india mein kya best lagta hai

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      M. A 7 years ago

      It is true india is so buetiful contry and the people of inda also very nice and lover people

      I like india’s people as well as india. Allah bless india and keep peace in india

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      sami 7 years ago

      i am proud to be an indian man.

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      madiha 7 years ago

      hello there,

      thank u very much SunSeven for showing people the incredible india

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      VARINDER 7 years ago

      I LOVE MY INDIA

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      Dileep 7 years ago

      India....the land of eternal beauty & the epitome of culture....is the best example for all other countries on how to maintain peace.....

      VIVA LA INDIA....

      Will be an Indian till my last breath n wanna be one if i've after births....

      VANDE MATHARAM...

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      Nancy Hinchliff 7 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      What a beautiful hub with so much information and photos. I really enjoyed my visit to India.

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      ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum

      Really fantastic Hub! You have covered almost all important tourist attractions of India in a single Hub! Thanks a lot for this informative Hub!

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      pinkhawk 7 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

      ...fascinating! I want to visit your place someday! :)

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      ansleigh 7 years ago

      wow i love this site because of the pictures and we r learing about this culture in school and i wud print these pics except my printer is out of ink lol

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      Aparna 7 years ago

      INDIA........

      RICH IN CULTURE AND HERITAGE

      RICH IN AFFECTIONS

      there is much more to see in india

      especially in villages

      1 life won't be sufficient

      proud to be an Indian

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      raj 7 years ago

      east or west india is the best

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      shivani 7 years ago

      gr8 india

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      jiten 8 years ago

      amazing india

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      rahul 8 years ago

      outstanding pictures which i never seen

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      aishwarya 8 years ago

      BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY INDIA.I LOVE MY COUNTRY

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      shanoj.m 8 years ago

      india is the only peaceful country in the world

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      kushal 8 years ago

      It is my LOVE

      WE THE PEOPLE TO BE SPECIAL _____ IN INDIA Jai oo

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      Rohit  8 years ago

      what a beautiful look of the india .

      amazing facts about kerela and all .

      such a nice journey to the worlds most beautiful, colorful , and religious and cultured country.

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      sixth sense 8 years ago

      I am another one to say very good very nice---but u know what India wud always be that way..really fascinating and shimerical...and I dont need to say that....

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      ptshubs 9 years ago

      good hub

      India is the super power

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      nawneet 9 years ago

      its really amazing...........great effort make our country on the world stage..........

      i feel proud to be an indian.......

      vande-matram

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      Nagender 9 years ago

      I like this site a lot as it describes the greatness of my INDIA

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      naresh.mandula 9 years ago from Hyderabad

      wow wat a beautiful pictures ..

      if i knows they all pictures because iam learned in my primary school

      but i don t know there was a superb pictures and fantastic images .. i would like

      those are .. and india was is more crouds of country in world ..

      u know what i mean ???? ....so india was colors of india ..now ..and always ..

      thanks for hub ..and thanx for added .. great hub ..i learned

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      johnngd 9 years ago from Sydney

      Great Hub, India really facinates me so I was pleasently surprised when I found your hub. Have a look at mine if you get the chance, I got an interesting comment about an india ritual, do you know fo it? South India we have a tradition of drawing geometrical designs called kolams early in the morning in front of our houses

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      Mitesh Ganatra 9 years ago

      india is the world fastest and growth country in the world and i am proud to be an indian becouse india is very loveble country .

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      Kalissah Morgan 9 years ago

      This information is absolutley amazing!! Now I REALLY want to go there...

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      Susan 10 years ago

      India is the greatest, India is the best. I love my India

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      Chi Flat Iron 10 years ago

      The Taj Mahal looks amazing in the picture above. I have a few friends where I live who come from India and they always are eager to go back and visit when they can. Someday, maybe my family will get the chance to go to India too. Nice hub.

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      Menisha  10 years ago

      India is truly amazing and I am proud to be an Indian.

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      SANJAY SHARMA 10 years ago

      U have always done great job but this is one of the best as i think.

      I really like it very much.

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      Harishankar 10 years ago

      Kerala really rocks..........

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      Eileen 10 years ago

      What a BEAUTIFUL post! I really loved the information about which things were invented in India. I'm always looking for facts like that to intrigue my students in science and geography. I've signed up for your RSS feed! (And that was such a nice comment you left for me, thanks for looking. I will check out that video link shortly.)

      Best regards,

      Eileen

      Dedicated Elementary Teacher Overseas

      elementaryteacher.wordpress.com

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      Colpitts7 10 years ago from Inwood

      Wonderful article and facts. Articles such as the above does it's small job of bringing us all together and just one small step to world peace. Thanks much.

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      Eesha Arun 10 years ago

      thanksa lot.this is really very informative and it helped me learn a lot on India

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      chhaya 10 years ago

      very nice & very interesting.its nice to show our indian wealth to the world.

      well done

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      adite 10 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Awesome!

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      Ralph Deeds 10 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Very interesting. Well done. I saw an interesting movie about Indian-Americans--"Namesake" from the Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri, directed by Mira Nair. A bit of a downer buy quite a good movie.

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      Pakcipan 10 years ago from PJ, Malaysia

      Good promotion and info! I also want to promote my country, Malaysia. Keep it up!!!

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      hiyapeeps 10 years ago

      omg! this helped me on my india project for school thanks a lot!

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      Marti 10 years ago from Grain Valley

      Wow, what an informative page! I learned a lot - thanks!

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      PUNJABI 10 years ago

      HEY RON, FEEL LUCKY ABOUT YOURSELF... ABOUT WHAT U R.. AND ABOUT THE WAY YOU R LIVING.. THIS ALL STARTED IN INDIA... THE FIRST LARGEST AND EVER LARGEST CIVILIZATION WAS INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION... EVEN WHAT YOU WROTE AND FEW CALCULATIONS THAT U CAN DO.... AND YOU KNOW WHAT I FEEL BAD FOR YOU PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO RESPECT FOR OTHER COMMUNITIES AND COUNTRIES... JUST SHOW ME ANY INDIAN PUTTING STUFF THAT IS EMBARRASING FOR OTHER PEOPLE.

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      Ron2helpu 10 years ago

      By the way, this article pulls in some great advertising.

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      Ron2helpu 10 years ago

      What a fantastic look at India. Captivating pictures to go along with great information.

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      Cory Zacharia 10 years ago

      Beautiful and fascinating!

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      bluewings 10 years ago from Milkyway

      Fascinating information,Sunsix! I was aware that chess originated in India ,but that India was the first hub of algebra,trigo and calculus is quite amazing.I know that the buddhists developed proof of the pythagoras theorum through algebra,geometry and trogonometry even before pythagoras himself did.