Important Ancient Terms

Lohit Ayas Copper Syam Ayas Iron Vanik Traders Gramini Village Head Bhagadugha Tax collector Sthapati Chief Judge Takshan Carpenter Niska Unit of currency Satamana Unit of currency Pana Term used for coin Shresthi Guilds Vihara Buddhist Monastery Chaitya Sacred Enclosure Pradeshika Head of district Administration Nagarka City administration Jesthaka Chief of a Guild Prathamakulika Chief … Read more Important Ancient Terms

Important Ancient Terms for JPSC (Jharkhand) Prelims and Mains Examination

Lohit Ayas Copper Syam Ayas Iron Vanik Traders Gramini Village Head Bhagadugha Tax collector Sthapati Chief Judge Takshan Carpenter Niska Unit of currency Satamana Unit of currency Pana Term used for coin Shresthi Guilds Vihara Buddhist Monastery Chaitya Sacred Enclosure Pradeshika Head of district Administration Nagarka City administration Jesthaka Chief of a Guild Prathamakulika Chief … Read more Important Ancient Terms for JPSC (Jharkhand) Prelims and Mains Examination

Major Monuments of Ancient Period

1. Udaygiri Caves During Chandragupta’s reign at Vidisha, M.P. 2. Angorwatt Temples Suryavarman Ii 3. Vikramashila University Pala King Dharampala 4. Kailash Temple (Ellora) Rashtrakuta king Krishna I 5. Dilwara Temple Tejapala 6. Rathas of Mamallapuram Mahendravarman I (Pallava King) 7. Khajuraho temples Chandelas 8. Martanda temple (Kashmir) Lalitaditya Muktapida 9. Gommateswara  (Son of Rishabnath) … Read more Major Monuments of Ancient Period

Major Monuments of Ancient Period for JPSC (Jharkhand) Prelims and Mains Examination

  1.   Udaygiri Caves     During Chandragupta’s reign at Vidisha, M.P.     2.   Angorwatt Temples     Suryavarman Ii     3.   Vikramashila University     Pala King Dharampala     4.   Kailash Temple (Ellora)     Rashtrakuta king Krishna I     5.   Dilwara Temple     … Read more Major Monuments of Ancient Period for JPSC (Jharkhand) Prelims and Mains Examination

Different Forms of Marriage Practiced in Ancient India

1. Brahma Duly dowered girl to a man of the same class 2. Daiva Father gives daughter to a sacrificial priest as a part of his fee 3. Arsa A token bride price of a cow & a bull is given in place of the dowry 4. Prajapatya Father gives girl without dowry & without … Read more Different Forms of Marriage Practiced in Ancient India

Different Forms of Marriage Practiced in Ancient India for JPSC (Jharkhand) Prelims and Mains Examination

1.   Brahma     Duly dowered girl to a man of the same class 2.   Daiva     Father gives daughter to a sacrificial priest as a part of his fee 3.   Arsa       A token bride price of a cow & a bull is given in place of the … Read more Different Forms of Marriage Practiced in Ancient India for JPSC (Jharkhand) Prelims and Mains Examination

Different Schools of Indian Philosophy

          Nastika Shools of Indian System of Philosophy   Charvaka   Believes only in materialism. No life beyond death, no soul no god. Jaina     The names of two tirthankaras, Rishabhanath & Aristhanemia finds mention in Rig Veda. 540 BC   Twenty third was Parsva, son of Ishvaku king Asvasena. … Read more Different Schools of Indian Philosophy

Different Schools of Indian Philosophy

          Nastika Shools of Indian System of Philosophy   Charvaka   Believes only in materialism. No life beyond death, no soul no god. Jaina     The names of two tirthankaras, Rishabhanath & Aristhanemia finds mention in Rig Veda. 540 BC   Twenty third was Parsva, son of Ishvaku king Asvasena. … Read more Different Schools of Indian Philosophy

Buddhist Councils

I Buddhist Council 500 BC at Ajatsataru . Record the Buddha’s sayings (sutra) and codify Rajgaha Presided by monastic rules (vinaya). Rajgaha is today’s Mahakasyapa Rajgir II Buddhist Council 383 BC at Kalasoka The conservative schools insisted on monastic Vaishali rules (vinaya). The secessionist Mahasangikas argued for more relaxed monastic rules.Rejection of the Mahasanghikas III … Read more Buddhist Councils

Buddhist Councils for JPSC (Jharkhand) Prelims and Mains Examination

I Buddhist Council   500 BC at   Ajatsataru .   Record the Buddha’s sayings (sutra) and codify     Rajgaha   Presided by   monastic rules (vinaya). Rajgaha is today’s         Mahakasyapa   Rajgir II Buddhist Council   383 BC at   Kalasoka   The conservative schools insisted on monastic   … Read more Buddhist Councils for JPSC (Jharkhand) Prelims and Mains Examination

Famous Inscriptions

  Inscription King Aspect Junagarh Rock Rudradaman (Saka) Sanskrit. Says that a dam on the sudarshana lake was constructed by Pushyagupta a governor of Chandragupta Maurya Allahabad Pillar Samudragupta Sanskrit. Composed by Harisena Aihole Inscription Pulakeshin II Mentions Harsha defeat by Pulakeshin II. Composed by Ravikriti Vishnuvardan son of King. Gwalior Inscription Bhoja Most famous … Read more Famous Inscriptions

Famous Inscriptions for JPSC (Jharkhand) Prelims and Mains Examination

  Inscription King     Aspect Junagarh Rock Rudradaman (Saka)   Sanskrit. Says that a dam on the sudarshana lake             was constructed by Pushyagupta a governor of             Chandragupta Maurya Allahabad Pillar Samudragupta   Sanskrit. Composed by Harisena Aihole Inscription Pulakeshin II   Mentions … Read more Famous Inscriptions for JPSC (Jharkhand) Prelims and Mains Examination

Indian Religious Books

  Puranas Divided into sarga, pratisarga, manvantantar, vamsa (genealogical list of kings) & vamsanucharita. 18 main puranas & 18 subsidiary puranas. Vedas Meaning “knowledge”. Rigveda (hymns), Yajurveda (sacrificial formulae), Atharvaveda (magical charms & spell), Samveda. Vedas are called aparusheya (not created by man) & nity Upanishads About 200 in number. Deal with philosophy. Oldest & … Read more Indian Religious Books

Indian Religious Books for JPSC (Jharkhand) Prelims and Mains Examination

  Puranas Divided into sarga, pratisarga, manvantantar, vamsa (genealogical list of kings) & vamsanucharita. 18 main puranas & 18 subsidiary puranas. Vedas Meaning “knowledge”. Rigveda (hymns), Yajurveda (sacrificial formulae), Atharvaveda (magical charms & spell), Samveda. Vedas are called aparusheya (not created by man) & nity Upanishads About 200 in number. Deal with philosophy. Oldest & … Read more Indian Religious Books for JPSC (Jharkhand) Prelims and Mains Examination

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