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

  • question_answer Consider the following statements:
    1. Bimbisara had founded Pataliputra
    2. Vajji was the ancient name of the north Bihar.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A)  1 only

    B)  2 only

    C)  Both 1 and 2    

    D)  Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Pataliputra was founded by Udayin while Rajgriha was founded by Bimbisara. Vajyi was the ancient name of north Bihar. The territory of the Vaiji Mahajanapada was located on the north of the Ganges River and extended up to the Teri region of Nepal. On the west, the Gandak River was probably the boundaxy between it and the Malla Mahajanapada and possibly also separated it with tine Kosala Mahajanapada. On the east, its temtoiy was probably extended up to the forests along the banks of the rivers, Koshi and Mahananda. The capital of this Mahajanapada was Vaishali. Other important towns and villages were Kundapura or Kundagrama (a suburb of Vaishali), Bhoganagara and Hatthigama. Vajji Sangha (Vajji confederation), which consisted of several janapadas, gramas (villages), gosthas (groups).

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