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26 Name the Veda to which Ayurveda owes its origin :
A Rig
B Sama
C Yajur
D Atharva

Answer: Option [D]

The fundamentals on which the Ayurvedic system is based are essentially true for all times and do not change from are to age. These are based on human actors, on intrinsic causes. The origin of Ayurveda is attributed to Atharva Veda where mention is made several diseases with their treatments.

27 From where the Aryans came to India ?
A South-East Asia
B Eastern Europe
C Central Asia
D None of the above

Answer: Option [C]

The Aryans came to India from Central Asia. By 1500 BCE the Aryans migrated into the Indian subcontinent. Coming from central Asia, this large group of nomadic cattle herders crossed the Hindu Kush Mountains and came in contact with the Indus Valley Civilization.



28 The ritualistic precepts attached to the hymns of the Vedas were known as the:
A Samhitas
B Upanishads
C Brahmanas
D None of these

Answer: Option [C]

The Brahmanas are ritualistic texts and include precepts and religious duties. Each Veda has several Brahmanas attached to it. The Upanishads form the concluding portions of the Veda and therefore called the Vedanta or the end of the Veda and contains the essence of Vedic teachings.

29 The Vishnu Purana gives an account of:
A the Vardhanas
B life in Indus Valley
C Mauryan dynastry
D Gupta dynastry

Answer: Option [C]

The Vishnu Purana is one of the eighteen Mahapuranas written by Veda Vyasa in aspects of ancient and medieval texts of Hinduism. It describes the life of Lord Vishnu and his avatars and is an important Panchatantra text in Vaishnavism literature. Vishnu Purana is related to Maurya Dynasty while Vayu Purana is related to Gupta Dynasty and Matsya Purana is related to Andhra Satavahana Dynasty.

30 “War begins in the minds of men” is a famous Vedic saying. It is stated in:
A Atharvaveda
B Mundaka Upanishad
C Samaveda
D Rigveda

Answer: Option [A]

The famous vedic saying "war begins in the minds of men" is contained in the Atharva Veda.

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