SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-4

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    In which one of the following does the word ?gotra? first appear with the meaning of ?a clan??

    A)  Rig Veda          

    B)  Atharva Veda

    C)  Brahmanas      

    D)  Arthasastra

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] There are 49 established Lead Hindu Gothras (or Gothram). All members of a particular Gothra are believed to possess certain common characteristics byway of nature or profession. The term Gothra was used in its present sense for the first time in the Brahmanas. It was systematised by about the 4th century BC to accommodate changed social rules and laws and by the time of the Sutras, it was a well-established system. Gothras have their orgination to saptharshies who change with Manvanthara. We are in the seventh Manvanthara now. Many of the seven sages have been repeated and replaced. In the first manvanthara the saptharshies were Marichi, Atri, Angeerasa, Pulasthia, Pulaha Kratu and Vasishta. They are believed to be the mind-born sons of Brahma.

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