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

  • question_answer Which of the following Mandates is completely devoted to the Vedic God Soma?

    A)  1                    

    B)  5                    

    C)  9                    

    D)  10                   

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Soma was one of the more important gods in the Rigveda. The ninth Mandala of the Rigveda, also called the Soma Mandala, has 114 hymns, entirely devoted to Soma Pavamana, 'Purifying Soma the sacred potion of the Vedic religion. The first and the 10th Mandala are the latest part of Rigveda which was composed during the Early Iron Age. It have many hymns addressed to the different deities in which Agni, Indra are Vishnu are important.

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