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

  • question_answer Who was the priest of the Bharatas in the battle of ten kings?

    A)  Visvamitra                   

    B)  Vasishtha         

    C)  Atri                 

    D)  Bhrigu                         

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    In the battle of ten kings, Vashistha was the priest of Bharata tribes. Vashistha and his family are glorified in their role in the Battle of the Ten Kings, making him the only mortal besides Bhava to have a Rigvedic hymn dedicated to Mm. Vishvamitra is credited as the author of Mandala 3 of the Rigveda, including Gayatri Mantra. Atri is also a Vedic sage, who is credited with composing a large number of hyms to Agni, Indra and other Vedic deities. He also belongs to Saptarishi of Hindu tradition. Bhrigu: He was one of the great Sages of Saptarshis, One of the many Prajapatis (the facilitators of creation) created by Brahma.

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