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

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    Match the following Vedic gods with actual status or functions and choose the correct answer from the codes given below :
    [a] Pushan          1. God of heaven and father of Surya
    [b] Savitri           2. Mother of Surya
    [c] Aditi            3. God of light
    [d] Dyaus          4. God of marriages

    A     B       C       D
    4 3 2 1

    A     B       C       D
    4     2       3       1

    A     B       C        D
    2      3       4        1

    A     B       C       D
    1 2 3 4

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

      Pushan, the god of marriages, was also referred to as the god of meeting. Pushan was said to be responsible for marriages, roads, journeys and the feeding of cattle. Savitri, the mother of Surya, is the daughter of Savitr, the solar deity and the wife of Brahma, the creator god. Aditi, the mother of Surya, is believed to be the mother of the Adityas, the group of celestial deities. Dyaus, the god of heaven and the father of Surya, appeared in hymns with Prithvi Mata or Mother Earth in the ancient scriptures.

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