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

  • question_answer Name the tribe which does not belong to the Panchajana of Rigvedic Aryans?

    A)  Yadu                           

    B)  Furu                

    C)  Turvasa                                   

    D)  Kikat

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    Panchajana is the common name given to five most ancient vedic tribes. It is supposed that they are all descendants of the Five Folks and are known by that name, e.g. Yadav for descendants of Yadu, Paurav for descendants of Pum and so on. Kikata: A section in the Rigveda (RV 3.53.314) refers to the Kikatas, a tribe which most scholars have placed in Bihar (Magadha). Kikat tribe does not belong to the Panchajahya of Rigvedic aryans.


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