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When was the Vedic Period?
It was a period in Indian history during which the Vedas were composed.
what were the Vedas?
They are the oldest Scriptures of Hinduism or The most sacred books of Aryans
What are the four Vedas?
Rig Veda, Sam Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda.
_______ developed the Vedic culture based on Vedas
what does the term Veda mean?
It means Knowledge i.e the best of all knowledge in the eyes of Hindus
In India entry of Aryans is marked as ______ period
Aryans were originally inhabitants of _____
Central Asia around the Caspian Sea
Who were the Aryans?
It has been proved that sometime in the past Indians and Europeans probably shared a common home somewhere in central Asia, in the region around the Caspean Sea. The people of these areas were called Aryans.
Where did the Aryans at first settle in India?
what was the earliest literature of the Aryans?
Which is the oldest Veda?
The Rigveda, it has 1028 mantras or hymns
what are the Brahmans?
The Brahmans are Aryans, religious literatures. These are treatise on the Vedas. They are in prose and explain the hymns of the Vedas to the common people.
What are the Aranyakas?
The Aranyakrs are the concluding parts of the Brahmans. They were specially written for the hermits living in the forests.
what are the Upanishads?
The Upanishads deal with the philosophical questions such as the true nature of god and soul.
What are the Puranas?
The puranas were the old religious books of the Aryans. They are 18 in number. The Bhagwat Puranas and the Vishnu Puranas are the important.
During the Vedic period which river was considered to be the most sacred one?
Who was the head of the family during the Verdic period?
who was the headman of the Vish?
who was the head of the Gram during the Vedic period?
what was the Gram during the Vedic period?
Several families grouped together and formed a gram
what was the jana vedic period?
Many vish joined together and formed a jana
who was the headman of a jana or tribe?
who was the adviser of the king during the Vedic period?
who was the commander of the army during the vedic period?
who were the two great purohits during Vedic period?
Vashishtha and Visvamitra.
What was the Sabha during Vedic period?
It was an advising assembly of the king. It was the council of elders who used to give advice to the king.
What was the Samiti during Vedic period?
It was an advising assembly of the king and it was the national assembly of the whole people.
What were the agricultural products during Vedic period?
Barley, wheat and rice.
what does the term "Aryan" mean?
What kind of civilization was Vedic Civilization?
Why is the Vedic Civilization is also known as Aryan- Civilization?
Because the Aryans were the maker of this civilization