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

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    The word Gotra occurs for the first time in:             

    A)  Rigveda                       

    B)  Samveda         

    C)  Yajurveda         

    D)  Atharveda                    

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    The Gotra classification came into existence probably during the Rigvedic period. The concept of Gotra was first attempted among Brahmins to classify diemselves among different groups. In present days, marriage is not allowed within die same Gotra in order to avoid impure matrimony. This thinking is in time with the modem day genetic paradigms of hybrid vigour.

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