UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-3

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    Consider the following Hindu Gods.
    1. Indra                        
    2. Vishnu
    3. Varun           
    4. Shiv
    5. Agni                         
    6. Aditi
    7. Usha
    Which of the above Gods were worshipped during the Rigvedic Age?

    A)  1, 3 and 5                    

    B)  1, 2, 4 and 5

    C)  1, 3, 5, 6 and 7

    D)                     All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] There were a large number of divinities in the Rigveda. The most important of them was Indra, also known as Purandra. He was considered a warlord. Second most important position was given to Agni who was a fire God. The next most important position was given to Varun who personified water. The other important divinty were Soma, Maruts, Saraswati, Aditi and Usha. This also suggests that women divinities were also present from that time only. Saraswati was actually devoted to river Saraswati. The women divinities were present but not prominent considering the patriarchal society of the period.

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