CBSE History Class 6

What Books and Burials tell us

What Books and Burials tell us - Chapter Wise CBSE Solved Question and Answer Based On NCERT

Points To Remember:

  • There are four Vedas- The Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva veda. All these Vedas are written in Sanskrit. Rig Veda is the oldest Veda.
  • People are described in the Rigveda in terms of the work they do, the languages they speak, the place they belong. There are two groups; the priests known as brahmins, who performed various rituals and the rajas. Apart from these there are many terms such as jana and vish used to describe people.
  • Horses were yoked to chariots and used for battles for capturing cattle. Even there were yajanas like Ashvamedha performed with horses.
  • Agriculture was a prime occupation. Cattle were important to till the land. Cows provided food items in the form of dairy products, horses were prayed for because they were an important mode of transport and were used in battles to pull chariots
  • Early Aryans worshipped different forces of nature such as sun, earth, sky, wind, rain, fire and so on. All these became their gods and goddesses. These gods were given a human form. Lord Indra was one of the supreme deities in Rigveda and a symbol of courage and strength

Chapter 5: What Books and Burials tell us