Chapter 5 Class 6 History - The Age of Vedas

Write short notes on – the  Rig Veda, Megaliths .



Answer to be written in the exam:

The Rig Veda

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  • The Rig Veda is the oldest Veda. It was composed about 3,500 years ago.
  • It is divided into ‘10 mandals’ or books and contains 1,028 hymns. These hymns are in praise of different gods such as Indra, the god of rain, storm and war ; Agni, the fire-god : Varun- the sky god and many others.

  • The Vedas contain important ideas about the nature of realit y, the purpose of life, and the relationship between humans and the divine.


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  • Megalith means big stones. Megaliths are found in the Deccan, South India, Northeast, and Northwest

  • They are arranged in a circular pattern and may have been used to mark graves or burial sites

  • Megaliths have burial chambers that are often underground

  • Megaliths were placed on the surface to mark the burial spot, serving as signposts

  • Many objects have been found in megalithic graves including human skeletons, pottery, agricultural tools, weapons, and ornaments
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