UPSC History The vedic period - Early vedic period, Later vedic period and sangam period Question Bank Vedic Period/Mahajanapadas/Nandas etc

  • question_answer The list of sixteen Mahajanapadas is available in

    A)  Mahabharata      

    B)  Chhandogya Upanishad

    C)  Samyukta Nikaya  

    D)  Anguttara Nikaya

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    The ancient Buddhist text Anguttara Nikaya gives the list of sixteen Mahajanapadas includes the Gandhara and the Kamboja as the only two salient Mahajanapadas in the Uttarapatha. Another Buddhist text Digha Nikaya mentions only twelve Mahajanapadas.

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