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:
    1. Indra was the most prominent God in the Rigvedic period.
    2. Vishwamitra had composed Gaytri Mantra.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A)  1 only             

    B)  2 only 

    C)  Both 1 and 2    

    D)  Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Indra was the most powerful and popular god. He lived in heaven. He was the god of thunder, lightning. Many hymns of the Rigveda are offered in his name. Tha Jayatri Mantra is ahighly revered Mantra, based on a Vedic Sanskrit verse from a hymn of the Rigveda, and attributed to the Rishi (sage) Vishvamitra.

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