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Later Vedic Civilization

The period of later vedic civilization is 1000-600 B.C.
Aryans settled in Ganga Yamuna Do-ab during the Later Vedic Period.
Aryans composed 4 vedas i.e Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharvana Veda.
The three Vedas i.e. Yajur Veda, Sama Veda and Atharvana Veda were composed during the later vedic period.
The above three Vedas says about the Aryans when they settled in Ganga-Yamuna Do-ab.
Dasaraja war took place on the banks of Parusni (Ravi).
Explanations to vedas are called Brahmanas.
Upanishads are also called Vedantas.
Vedangas are six. They are: Kalpa, Siksha, Chandas, Nirukta, Jyothisha, and Vyakarana.
Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha are called Purusharthas.
Atharvanaveda contains magical spells and charms.
Samaveda is belongs to music.
Prayaga was famous in making Chariots in the later vedic period.
Prajapati was the important diety during the period of later vedic age.
The first explanation about the Upanayana contains in Satapatha Brahmana.
Prajapati, Vishnu and Rudra were the most impotrant Gods of the later vedic period.
Yagnas and Yagas bacame more important during the period of Later vedic age.
Rama belonged to the clan of Ikshvaku Kshtriya.
The Kauravas and the Pandavas belonged to Kuru clan.
Ikshvaku Ksheriya clan ruled Kosala.
Valmiki was the author of Ramayana.
Vyasa was the author of Mahabharata.
Ramayana is called as Adikavya.
By the end of later vedic age Aryans established 16 kingdoms.
The 16 kingdoms established by the Aryan wre called as Shodasa Mahajanapadas.
Brahmacharya, Grihasta, Vanaprastha and Sanyasa are called Asrama system.
Pushan was the god of Sudras in later vedic period.
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