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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    In the Vedic Period, which animal was known as 'Aghanya'?

    A)  Bull                             

    B)  Sheep              

    C)  Cow                

    D)  Elephant                      

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    The word Aghanya is referred to as the cow in many mantras of Vedas. The meaning of dlis word means, "not to be killed under any circumstances". In the Rigveda, Bull was the symbol of strength, Power and male Virility. The Vedic status of the bull was inherited by Nandi, the companion and vehicle of Shiva in later literature.

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