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On Engineers Day, a look at some exceptional engineering marvels of Hindu civilization

Bharatiya civilization has strong tradition of science and technology. We are a knowledge based civilization and our Vedic texts can’t be dismissed as mythologies or as work of imagination. On Engineers Day, let’s compile the exceptional engineering marvels of Bharata.

Rama Setu

The setu lies between Pamban in Rameswaram to the Thallimannar in Sri Lanka is nothing but a masterpiece of brilliant engineering. The construction of the bridge is an astounding thing that the world still wonder at the knowledge and skills of our ancient engineers.

The Golden City of Dwarka

The marine archaeological explorations confirms the existence of Dwarka at the confluence of Gomati river, which exactly conforms with the location of Krishna’s Dwarka, as given in ancient texts.

Harappan City Planning

Most remarkable achievements of the Harrapan people was their sophisticated city planning. Cities were laid out on precise grid system with baked bricks cut in standard sizes, unlike the simpler, irregular, sun-dried mud bricks of the Mesopotamians.

Kallanai Dam

Built by Chola king Karikalan more than 2000 year ago, Kallanai dam is one of the oldest irrigation systems in the world that is still in use. Built with unhewn stones spanning the dam was built with the purpose of diverting river water to the fertile delta.

Kailasha Temple

1400 years ago, some genius engineers shaped a hill into a marvellous temple by cutting the rock from top to bottom. A thousand times more beautiful than Taj Mahal, Kailash Temple at Ellora is a gem among the all ancient Bharatiya architectural marvels.

(This article has been compiled from the tweet thread of @CliosChronicles)

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