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Chapter 5 Class 6 History - The Age of Vedas

The hymns in the  Rig Veda  are composed in praise of gods of nature like Indra and Varuna. Why is it so?



Answer to be written in the exam:

  • The Rig Veda is one of the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism , composed by the Vedic people during the Vedic age in ancient India.

  • The hymns in the Rig Veda are composed in praise of various deities, including the gods of nature such as Indra and Varuna.

  • The Vedic people were primarily an agricultural societ y and depended on nature for their livelihoods. Therefore, they believed that the natural elements and forces such as rain, wind, and sun were divine entities that controlled their lives and destinies.

  • Indra was worshipped as the god of thunder and rain, and Varuna a s the god of the sky and water. These deities were believed to have the power to grant blessings, protect people, and bring prosperity to the land.

  • The Vedic people believed that by worshipping and making offerings to these gods, they could ensure their well-being and prosperity.

  • The hymns in the Rig Veda are therefore a reflection of the Vedic people's worldview, beliefs, and practices , and provide insights into their way of life and culture.

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