Before and after receiving my yoga teacher's training I felt very connected to the culture and life of INDIA. I'm very drawn to the people of INDIA as well as to their spirituality. I plan on doing more charity work in INDIA in the future. There's a lot of incredible facts about INDIA I'd like to share:
India takes up a lot of space on the continent of Asia. It touches Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Nepal, and Pakistan on the northern side. Over on the southern side of India is the nearby small island country of Sri Lanka.
India's most important river is the 1,500 mile long Ganges River. It starts in the Himalayas and goes across the plains of Northern India eventually emptying into the Bay of Bengal. Many Indians bath in the Ganges River to wash their bodies and cleanse their spirits.
India's oldest group of people are the Adivasi. They still follow their own customs.
India's main languages are English and Hindi.
India became independent as two states in 1947; mainly Hindi in the south and mainly Muslin in the north.
India makes more movies than any other country in the world. The Indian movie industry is referred to as Bollywood.
Killing a cow in India is not allowed and against the law. Many Indian people from the past and present have counted on cows for butter and milk.
In India everyone takes off his or her footwear before entering a home mainly because shoes are thought to be unclean due to the dirty streets.
India is the birthplace of chess, the original word for chess is (chaturanga) in Sanskirt meaning "four members of an army."
India is the world's largest tea producer.
India is one of the largest exporters of computer software products.
India used sugar before any other country.
The first bathroom in the world was built in India over 4500 years ago.
India is the birthplace of yoga.
India is the kind of country that's worth at least one visit in a lifetime. One can easily be humbled by the amount of poverty and yet India has its share of millionaires.
India is known for a wonderful refreshing drink called the Mango Lassi.
M A N G O L A S S I
Blend 1 cup of plain yogurt with 1/2 cup milk and 1 cup of chopped mango.
(Mango should be peeled and the stone removed).
Add 4 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cardamon powder and blend a few more seconds.
Pour lassi into tall glasses and sprinkle some cardamon on top.
I (Adrianna) once worked at an Indian restaurant in New York City and the mango lassi was the most requested drink on the menu. You'll definately enjoy a glass or two of mango lassi anytime of day and it will make you think of INDIA.