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7 Geographical facts everyone should know

Here are some geographical facts we're going to share on this channel..

1. Aravalli Range is the oldest surviving geological feature anywhere in the world

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Aravalli range was once as tall as Himlayas! However over hundreds of millions of years, they have been eroded down to low hills and ridges.

The northernmost point of the Aravallis is the North Ridge near Delhi University. Farther south, near the Gujarat-Rajasthan border, these short hills turn into mountains again.

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The Guru Shikhar peak at Mount Abu rises to 1722 metres above sea level and is considered to be a sacred place.

2. The Himalayas were once under the Sea

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3. India A Land Of Volcanic Ash

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Excavations have shown that peninsular India was covered in volcanic ash from the eruptions.

3. Ostriches Were Found In India

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Ostriches were found in India-Interesting facts about Indian geography

We all know ostriches are native to Africa. However there were once ostriches thriving in the Indian subcontinent!

4. King Manu Was The Ruler of Dravidians

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Manu, the Indian Noah, was said to have been the king of the Dravidians before the flood but is repeatedly mentioned in the Vedic tradition as an ancestor!

5. The Great Bath Mystery of Mohenjodaro

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One of the large buildings from Mohenjodaro, a site in Sindh, has been identified as the great bath. But we don’t really know if the structure was used for religious rituals, as a bathing pool for the royal family, or for some other purpose altogether!

6. Bharat and Barat

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We call know that India is called Bharat or Bharatvash, derived from the name of king Bharat.

However In Malay, which is a major language of the Austronesian family spoken in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore and the language of the Malays, it is spoken by 290 million people ‘Barat’ means west, which is the direction from which Indian merchants came to South East Asia!

7. Rig Veda and Persia

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There is plenty of evidence that links the Rig Vedic Indians to the ancient Persians. The Avesta, the oldest and most sacred text of the Zoroastrians, is written in a language that is almost identical to that of the Rig Veda.

The older sections of the Avesta—called the Gathas—are said to have been composed by the prophet Zarathustra himself. They can be read as Rig Vedic Sanskrit by making a minor phonetic change—the ‘h’ in Avestan is the ‘s’ in Sanskrit. A similar phonetic shift survives in the modern Indian language of Assamese!

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