History One-Liners for various competitive examination

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History One-Liners for various competitive examination

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 Maximum questions come from this portion of different competitive exams.

Here are some important History one-liners for students competing for various exams

Watch some of the important Bits below. 


 

Ancient History

 

1-The priests divided people into four groups, called varnas. The priests said that these groups were decided on the basis of birth.

* The first Varna was the brahmin. Brahmins to study (and teach) the Vedas, perform sacrifices and receive gifts.

* In the second place were the rulers, also known as Kshatriyas. They fight battles and protect people.

* Third were the vish or the vaishyas. They are farmers, herders, and traders.

* Both the kshatriyas and the vaishyas could perform sacrifices.

* The shudras are kept in the last groups, they had to serve the other three groups and could not perform any rituals.

* Women were also grouped with the shudras. Both women and Shudras were not allowed to study the Vedas.


2- The word janapada literally means the land where the jana set its foot and settled down.


3- Magadha became the most important mahajanapada in about two hundred years.

* Magadha had two very powerful rulers, Bimbisara and Ajatasattu.


4-Rajagriha (present-day Rajgir) in Bihar was the capital of Magadha for several years. Afterwards, the capital was shifted to Pataliputra (present-day Patna).


5-Digha Nikaya is a famous Buddhist book. It contains some of the speeches of the Buddha. These were written down about 2300 years ago.


6- There are four Vedas. They are Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda and Atharvaveda. The oldest Veda is the Rigveda, composed about 3500 years ago.

* The Rigveda consists of more than a thousand hymns, called sukta or ‘well-said’.

* These hymns were composed by sages (rishis).

* These hymns are in praise of various gods and goddesses.

* In the previous days, three gods are especially important.

* Agni, the god of fire;

* Indra, a warrior god;

* Soma, a plant from which a special drink was prepared.


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