History One-Liners for various competitive examinations
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Maximum questions come from History portion in different competitive exams.
Here are some important History one-liners for students competing for various exams
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1- ‘Veda’ word has been originated from the root ‘vidi’, i.e. to know, signifying knowledge.
2- Veda is also known as Shruti (to hear).
3- Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda, and Atharvaveda are the four Vedas.
4-The Rigveda is also known as ‘the first testament to mankind’. It is the oldest one.
5-Four varnas (Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaishya, and Shudra) born from the mouth, arms, thighs, and feet of the creator.
6-Rigveda has 10 Mandalas, 1028 Suktas, and 10,580 Richas.
7- Rigveda has 1017 hymns (Sukta) and is divided into ten mandalas
8-Yajurveda is a ritual Veda and has two main texts namely Krishna Yajurveda and Shukla Yajurveda.
9-Yajurveda has 40 chapters and 2000 hymns
10-Yajurveda is also called the book of sacrificial prayers.
11-Krishna Yajurveda contains mantras (hymns) and the Shukla Yajurveda has commentary in prose.
12-Yajurveda is a collection of hymns composed in both prose and poetry.
13-The Samaveda has 1549 Shlokas (richas). It is a collection of melodies.
14-Samaveda has two parts namely Purvarchika (having six subdivisions called ‘Apathaka) and Uttrarchika (having nine subdivisions called ‘Prapathaka).
15-Atharvaveda describes the popular beliefs and superstitions of the humble folk.
16-Shaunk and Pippalad are the two available branches of Atharvaveda.
17-The Atharvaveda is a book of magical formulae and is also known as Brahmaveda or Atharvagirasveda.
18- Apar, Purva, Saraswat, and Sharyajavat are the names of four oceans that are found in the Rigveda.
19-In Rigveda there is a mention of 40 rivers and the Saraswati river that is called the mother of rivers
20-The Samaveda has three Brahmanas i.e. Tandayamaha Brahman, Khadvisha Brahmana, and Jaiminiya Brahman.
21-The word aranyak means the forest
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