Vedic Period


Vedic Period logoSubject: Social Science    Exam: NTSE

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Important Concepts in Vedic Period

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  • The Vedas

  • Early Vedic Period (1500 BC - 1000 BC)

  • Later Vedic Period (1000 BC - 600 BC)

  • Ramayana and Mahabharata

  • Contemporary Chalcolithic Settlements

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Important Points

Typically\, the age of Aryans is known as the Vedic age because the four major Vedas were created in this time.
The word Aryan is derived from the Sanskrit word "arya" which means noble, not ordinary.
The term Veda means "superior knowledge" in Sanskrit.
Four major Vedas constitute the vedic literature. They are Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sam Veda, and Atharva Veda.

Rig Veda Earliest veda. Has 1028 hymns in praise Gods.
Yajur Veda Has details of rules to be followed during sacrifices.
Sam Veda Has a collection of songs. The origins of Indian music are traced to it.
Atharva Veda has a collection of spells and charms.
Besides these Vedas, there were Brahmanas, Upnishads, Aryankas, and epics- Ramayana and Mahabharata.
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