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

  • question_answer The river most mentioned in Rigveda is:

    A)  Sindhu                        

    B)  Sutudri

    C)  Saraswati         

    D)  Gandaki

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

                                                     Rigvedic hymns mention several rivers. In the text Sindhu (or Indus), Saraswati (now lost), the Gomati  (modem Gomal), the Krumu (modem Kurram) and the Kubha (modem Kabul) are mentioned. The most important river seems to be the Sindhu and its tributaries-Shutudri (Sutluj), Vipas (Beas), Pamshni (Ravi), Asikni (Chenab) and Vitasta (Jhelum).


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