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

  • question_answer Which one of the following primarily deals with the construction of sacrificial altars?                         

    A)  Brahmasutra                

    B)  Dharmasutra      

    C)                                 Grihyasutra         

    D)  Sulvasutra                

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    The Sulvasutra are sutra texts belonging to the Srauta ritual and deal with complex fire altars of various shapes constructed with bricks of specific shapes and area. Tills proves that despite no existence of algebra, there was an awareness of precise purely geometrical calculations.

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