Diamonds were first mined in India. Huge deposits of diamonds were found in Central India and it gradually developed as a precious stone. India till the 18th ce...

Garuda purana is one of the eighteen Purana, composed in 1st millennium CE. Most of the text deals with death, sin, description of hell and spine-chilling Vaita...

The Vedic literature contains descriptions of advanced scientific techniques, sometimes even more sophisticated than those used in our modern technological wor...

The Vedas, however, are not as well known for presenting historical and scientific knowledge as they are for expounding subtle sciences, such as the power of ma...

Vaiśeṣika Sūtra, also called Kanada sutra, is an ancient Sanskrit text at the foundation of the Vaisheshika school of Hindu philosophy. The Nyāya Sūtras i...

Medical Science was one area were surprising advances had been made in ancient times in India. Specifically, these advances were in the areas of plastic surgery...

The Indian time measurement system is considered to be the oldest time measurement systems. Indian scriptures give us a wealth of information about the differen...

The highest prefix used for raising 10 to a power in today’s maths is ‘D’ for 10 to a power of 30 (from Greek Deca). While, as early as 100 BCE Indian Mat...

Although it appears that original work in mathematics ceased in much of Northern India after the Islamic conquests, Benaras survived as a center for mathematica...

The study of mathematics appears to slow down after the onslaught of the Islamic invasions and the conversion of colleges and universities to madrasahs. But thi...