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Published On: Thu, Apr 21st, 2011

General Knowledge based on Indian History and Culture

01. The word Bharat comes first from Rig-Veda.
1. There are 1028 Vedic texts in Rig-Veda
2. Language of Vedas was Sanskrit
3. Gayatri Mantra is mentioned in 3rd mandal of Rig-Veda
4. Savitri or Sun is worshipped in Gayatri mantra
5. The social structure was Patriarchal
6. Cow was also used as a medium of exchange
7. Satyamev Jayate is taken from Mundakopnishad
8. The birth and rebirth is mentioned in Vrihadranyaka
9. Animal Theft was the crime mentioned most in Vedas’
10. Om has been used for 1028 times in Rigveda
11. Mahabharat was the largest epic of Vedic period written by Vedvyas in Sanskrit
12. Bronze was referred as Ayas
13. Barley was referred as Yava
14. Carpenter was called Takshak
15. Maker of bows was called dhumvakrit
16. Rice was referred as Vrihi
17. Goldsmith was called as Hiranyakata.
18. Jana word was used for 275 times in Rigveda
19. Indra word was used for 200 times
20. The potteries used were Black and Red ware, Black Slipped ware, painted Grey ware and Red ware.
21. Name of Indus River of Sindhu
22. Name of Kabul River was Kumbha
23. The name of swat river was Suvastu
24. Name of Chenab was Askini
25. The name of Jhelam river was Vitasta
26. The name of ravi river was Purushni.

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