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Test: New Kings & Kingdoms - Question 1

Hiranyagarbha rituals were performed with the help of

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Hiranyagarbha literally means the golden womb. When this ritual was performed with the help of brahmanas ,it was thought to lead to the rebirth of the sacrifice as a kshatriya, even if he was not one by birth.

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The Chola king who brought half of Ceylon under his control     

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Raja Raja Chola I conquered the northern half of Sri Lanka during his reign. Rajendra invaded Ceylon in 1017 CE and annexed the entire island. As a result of the campaign, Rajendra captured the regal jewels of the Pandyas, which Parantaka I tried to capture and the crown of the Sinhala king.

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Tribhuvana-chakravartin means

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Many of the new kings used titles which made them feel very powerful and influential. Some such titles were:
1. Maharaja-adhiraja meaning great king, overlord of kings
2.  Tribhuvana-chakravartin meaning lord of the three worlds
3. They often shared their power, in spite of such high-sounding titles. They shared their power with samantas and with associations of peasants, Brahmanas and traders.

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Vetti is a

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Vetti is one of the taxes levied during the Chola period which implied peasants have to work free for a certain period for the kingdom. Chola Dynasty reign was from 300 BC to 1279 AD covering major parts of present Tamil Nadu and extended till Indonesia.

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The functionaries for ______ were generally recruited from influential families

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The functionaries for collecting revenue were generally recruited from influential families, and positions were often hereditary. This was true about the army as well. In many cases, close relatives of the king held these positions.

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The functionaries for collecting revenue were generally recruited from

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Influential families, and positions were often hereditary. This was true about the army as well. In many cases, close relatives of the king held these positions.

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Gwalior is in

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Gwalior is in Madhya pradesh. 

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Kings often rewarded Brahmanas by grants of

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Kings often rewarded the Brahmanas by giving them grants of land. These grants were recorded on copper plates which were given to those who received the land.

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The specialists who worked at the temple and lived near it were

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The architectural and sculptural marvels of the period include the big temples of Thanjavur and Gangaikondacholapuram, built by Rajaraja and Rajendra. Settlements grew around the temples of the Chola period and hence these became the nuclei of settlements. The temples were endowed with land by rulers as well as by others. The specialists who worked at the temple and often lived near it included priests, garland makers, cooks, sweepers, musicians, dancers, etc. The produce of the land went for their sustenance. Besides being places of worship; temples were the hub of social, cultural and economic life as well.

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Rajatarangini, a book that generally recorded the heritage of Kashmir in the 12th Century, was written by _:

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Kalhana penned the book named Rajatarangini in 12th century CE. It is a metrical historical chronicle of north-western Indian subcontinent, particularly the kings of Kashmir, written in Sanskrit. Rajatarangini describe the misrule prevailing in Kashmir during the reign of King Kalash, son of King Ananta Deva of Kashmir.

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