The Gayatri, also known as the Savitri mantra, is a highly revered mantra from the Rig Veda, dedicated to Savitr, the sun deity. Gayatri is the name of the Vedic meter in which the verse is composed. Its recitation is traditionally preceded by oṃ and the formula bhur bhuvaḥ svaḥ, known as the mahavyahṛti, or "great (mystical) utterance". Vishvamitra is said to have created the Gayatri mantra.
The Sage who is said to have Aryanised South India, was
The age of vedic Risi Agastya, who is said to have established brahmanical settlements on the distant Podiyur hill(Tennevelly district), besides those in the Dekkan. The traditional division of Southern India was into three kingdoms- Ceras of Malabar, Pandyas of Madurai and Tinnevelly and the Colas who ruled tract above the Pandyas upto the Penner river. Agastya was the first to write grammar of Tamil language. He spread the Aryan culture and literature in South India.
Sama Veda, Samveda, or Samaveda (samaveda, from saman "melody" and veda "knowledge"), is the third of the four Vedas, the ancient core Hindu scriptures, along with the Rig Veda, Yajurveda, and Atharva Veda. Its secret is in its musical annotation and rendering.
From where the famous 'Gayatri Mantra' has been taken?
The Gayatri, also known as the Savitri mantra, is a highly revered mantra from the Rig Veda, dedicated to Savitr, the sun deity. Gayatri is the name of the Vedic meter in which the verse is composed. Vishvamitra is said to have created the Gayatri mantra.
The Upanishads are separated from the Brahmanas by treatises called __________
It is contained within the Shatapatha Brahmana (Brahmana is a collection of ancient Indian texts with commentaries on the Vedas.), which is itself a part of Shukla Yajur Veda. Brihad means great. Aryanka means pertaining to the forest. Aranyaka in the Upanishadic context refers to a treatise to be read or expounded by anchorites in the quiet of the forest.
In which century did the first movement against vedic ritualistic practices start?
The C 600 BC saw the religious and economic reform movement in the Gangetic basin. Numerous religious sects arose in this area in Sixth Century BC. We hear of as many as 62 religious sects. Many of these sects were based on regional customs and rituals practiced by different people.
Recognize the medicinal trio of ancient India from the following options
The great medical trio of ancient India is Charak, Sushruta, Patanjali. Charaka (3rd century BC) was one of the principal contributors to Ayurveda, a system of medicine and lifestyle developed in Ancient India. He is known for authoring the medical treatise, the Charaka Samhita. The Sushruta Samhita is an ancient Sanskrit text on medicine and surgery, and one of the most important such treatises on this subject to survive from the ancient world.