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

  • question_answer Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
    Assertion [A]: Vedas are known as Shruti.
    Reason (R):  Vedas have been passed on from one generation to another through verbal transmission.

    A)  Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    B)  Both A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A

    C)  A is true, but R is false

    D)  A false, but R is true

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    The Vedas are said to have been passed on from one generation to the next through verbal transmission and are, therefore, also known as Shruti (to hear) or revelation. Shruti is "that which has been heard" and is canonical, consisting of revelation and unquestionable truth, and is considered eternal. Shruti describes the sacred texts comprising the central canon of Hinduism viz. Vedas, Brahmans, Aranyakas, and Upanishads.

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