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How was Jamil related to Swami Mahavir?
Jamil was the son in law of Swami Mahavir.
Which one among the following sects was associated with Gosala Maskariputra?
Ajivikas were associated with Gosala Maskariputra. Manthaliputra Goshalak was an ascetic teacher of ancient India. He is believed to have been born in 484 BCE. Ajivika school was purpotedly founded in the 5th century BCE by Makkhali Gosala. It was a sramana movement and a major rival of early Buddhism and Jainism.
Examine these two statements and select the answer:
Statement I: The first coins to bear the names and images of rulers were issued by the Kushanas.
Statement II: The first gold coins were issued by the Kushanas.
The first coins to bear the names and images of rulers were issued by the Indo-Greeks, who established control over the north-western part of the subcontinent in 2nd century BC. The first gold coins were issued in the first century CE by the Kushanas. Kushan Empire comprised of much of Afghanistan, present-day Pakistan and the northern parts of India.
Consider the following statements about Ashokan rock edicts:
Which of the statements given above are correct?
Which was the capital of Mahajanpad Vatsa in 6th century B.C.?
The capital city of Vatsa was known as Kaushambi, which was a prosperous city. A number of rich merchants dwelled here. It was an important gateway for goods and people coming from the North West and south.
The following sentence describes one of the sites of the Harappan Civilisation "The settlement is divided into two sections, one smaller but higher and the other much larger but lower. Archaeologists designate these as the Citadel and the lower town respectively. Both were walled. Several buildings were build on platforms, which served as foundations." Which of the following sites does it refer to?
Harappa, the ancient town on which the Harappan civilization is named, is located near the banks of Ravi river in Punjab province of Pakistan. It was divided into two major parts, the citadel and the lower town, both of them being walled. Many of the structures inside were raised on high platforms, which served as foundations. Extensive town planning was done with the typical Harappan grid pattern used in the town.
Which of the following was prevalent among Harappan people?
Evidence of Linga and Yoni worship has been found at sites like Kalibangan. Naga worship was also common amongst Harappans. Besides, a Pashupati seal found at the site of Mohenjodaro has led many to suggest that Shiva worship was also prevalent amongst Harappans.
Which metal has so far not been discovered in Harappan sites?
The use of iron in the subcontinent started mainly in the later Vedic age, i.e. post 1000 BC. Copper, gold, silver and alloys like bronze were widely used by the Harappans for different purposes like making tools, utensils, jewellery, seals and sealings among others.
The polity of the Harappan people, as derived from the material evidence, was _______.
Theocracy means that a deity is the source of power for the Government. The design of the citadel in Harappan cities led many to suggest that Harappan polity was a theocracy. Many buildings are considered to have been of ceremonial or ritualistic purpose. For example, the processional terraces with guard rooms at Harappa. A unitary government is one in which the central Govt is supreme and the administrative units derive their power mainly from the central Govt. The standardization in the layout of Harappan cities, weights and measures, burial customs, extensive and coordinated trade networks suggest the unitary form of Govt.
The cylindrical stone seals were used in which civilisation?
The cylindrical stone seals, one inch in length, engraved with written characters or figurative scenes or both, were used during the Mesopotamian civilization. They were invented around 3500 BC in southern Mesopotamia. The images depicted on cylinder seals were mostly theme-driven, often sociological or religious.
Consider the following statements:
Which of the statements given above are correct?
The first man-made port is considered to have been built in Lothal site in Gujarat, India. The main crops of the Harappan culture were wheat and barley. Evidence of rice has been found from sites like Rangpur, Harappa, Lothal. Millets and cotton were also grown. The largest Harappan settlement in India is Rakhigarhi, located in Hisar district in Haryana, India. A large number of Harappan settlements were located in the Ghaggar-Hakra region.
A statue of bearded man was found at _________.
Mohenjodaro is one of the largest and earliest excavated Harappan sites, spread over an area of almost 200 hectares. Important artefacts found at this site include the bronze 'dancing girl' statue, the statue of bearded man, Pashupati seal among others.
A stone cut water reservoir has been found at ________.
Dholavira is an important Harappan site located in Kutch region in Gujarat, India. It is renowned for its water management system, with a great network of stone cut reservoirs and canals which was vital in this rainfall deficient region. Seasonal streams Mansar (in the north) and Manhar (in the south) flowed outside the town.
The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily of ___________.
Vedic deities were predominantly Indra, Agni (fire), Soma, Mitra – Varuna, Aryaman, Bhaga & Amsa. They used to worship nature deities such as Surya (Sun), Vayu (Wind) and Prithvi (Earth). Rivers specially Saraswati, were worshipped as the goddess. Yajna was the mode of worship, which was the performance of sacrifices. It included Vedic chants, samans singing and sacrificial mantra i.e. yajus. Yajna involved sacrificing havan samagri in the fire while chanting the Vedic mantra.
The word 'Aryan' is borrowed from 'Arya' in Sanskrit or Airyan in Celtic which means _______.
The word "Aryan" comes from the ancient languages of Iran and India. The English word "Aryan" is borrowed from the Sanskrit word ārya, meaning "noble" or "noble one".