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

  • question_answer Which of the following Vedic sages are said to have been dasiputras? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below ?
    (1) Kavasa Ailusa (2) Dirghatamas
    (3) Visvamitra (4) Bhrigu

    A)  Only 1                         

    B)  Only 2 

    C)  1 and 2           

    D)  2 and 4

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Dasiputra meant the son of a servant woman. Rishi Kavasa Ailusa and Dirghatama were excommunicated by the other sages due to them being dasiputras. Visvamitra and Bhrigu were not dasiputras.

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