1. Queen Mandodari Invented CHESS
Chess originated in India in the 6th century during the Gupta Empire. It was known as Chaturanga, a Sanskrit term that translates to Four Divisions of the military during those ages, namely – Infantry, Cavalry, Chariots, and Elephants. In modern chess, these very forms are represented by the names of pawn, knight, bishop, and rook!. Click NEXT to watch how Chess after being invented in india , methodically spread to the whole world
Legend says that “Mandodari” the queen of Lanka invented this game so that she could win over many kingdoms without any violence.
2. Original Indian Chess wasn’t very different to Modern Chess !
The game originally had the elephant piece instead of the bishop, adviser for queen, infantry for pawn, cavalry for knight, and chariot for rook.
3. Chess Players have Better I.Q
Playing chess increases brain growth, exercises both sides of the brain, and increases problem-solving technique.
4. It Spread from INDIA to CHINA in 800 CE
Around 800 CE, Buddhist missionaries from India spread chess to China through the silk route.
5. MATHEMATICS led to CHESS invention
Chess was the outcome of the mathematical skill of the ancient people of India.
6. Most Primitive INDUS CIVILIZATION played CHESS as well
The records from the Indus civilization 2600-1500 BC show the use of a board game much similar to chess.
7. AKBAR THE GREAT played LIVE chess
Akbar played live chess in the courtyard of his palace, Fatehpur Sikri, in Agra. Legend has it he would sit in a high place, and watch real animals and soldiers move around a giant board.
8. Early Proof You Can’t Deny !
The earliest of chess can be found in Banabhatta’s text; Harsha Charitra; a biography of king Harshavardhana of Kannauj.
9. Indian Kings played Chess Pieces made up of Ivory.
Chess pieces are distinguished by appearance and made of rigid material such as wood, ivory, or plastic.
10. Shatranj ke Khiladi – Indian Movie
Shatranj ke Khiladi was the only Indian film made with chess as at the centre, both literally and metaphorically.
The early form of the game did not resemble chess as we know it today. It was played with dice, and checkered squares were not developed until 1,000 years later. There were also no standard rules, so the game varied between regions. It changed even more as it spread around the world.
11. From INDIA it spread to the Whole World
Chess was created and popularized under the Gupta Empire of India. The Gupta dissolved in 550 and were fighting wars for the final years. It is far more likely chess was created 200-300 years earlier.
I hope by now,you will have aquired the fact that Chess was invented in INDIA, but as Former World Chess Champion Vishy Anand said
“Chess belongs to whoever plays it “