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

  • question_answer Who is the most important God in Rigaveda?

    A)  Agni                            

    B)  Indra               

    C)  Varun              

    D)  Vishnu                         

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    Indra was the most important divinity and was lord of war. 250 hymns have been devoted to only Indra in Rigveda, which is highest for any of the Gods. His other names are: Car-warrior (Rathestha); A winner (Jitendra) and Soma Drinker (Somapa). Indra is mentioned assonofDyaus.He killed a demon Vritra, so he is known as Vritrahan. He destroyed the forests so also known as Purandhar. He held the thunderbolt (Vajra) with which he destroyed the enemies.

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