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Chapter 6 Class 6 History - Early Kingdoms

The charioteer sprinkled sacred water on the king.



The given statement is false.


  • During the grand ceremony that followed the horse sacrifice ceremony (Ashvamedha), the king who was to perform the ceremony was proclaimed the “king of kings”.

  • Priests chanted tales of his glory, performed rituals, and sprinkled sacred water on him.

  • At the end of the ceremony, the horse was sacrificed as a gift to the gods.

  • The priests were the ones who sprinkled sacred water on the king , not the charioteer.

  • The horse sacrifice ceremony was an important ritual in ancient India and was performed by powerful kings to assert their authority over other kingdoms.

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