Vedic Age Civilization Essay

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The Vedic age civilization refers to the period when Vedic Sanskrit text was composed in India. The Vedic Civilization thrived between the 1750 BC and 500 BC on the Indo-Gangetic Plains of the Indian subcontinent. It can be divided into the Early Vedic Period (1750–1000 BCE) and the Late Vedic period (1000–500 BCE). The people of this civilization are called The Indo-Aryans. In the Early Vedic Period they relied heavily on a pastoral semi-nomadic economy, with limited agriculture. They were organized into tribes and regularly clashed over land and resources. They preserved collections of religious and literary works by memorizing them and reciting them orally from one generation to another in their sacred language, Sanskrit. After the 12th century BCE, Vedic society …show more content…
The Vedas
The word “Ved” means “to know” and “Veda” means “knowledge”, it is a Sanskrit word. It is sacred knowledge. Vedas are four in number:
• The rig Veda
• Yajur Veda
• Sama Veda
• Atharva Veda
The Vedas tell us all about the social, political, economic and religious life of the Aryans. The rig Veda, is the oldest and the most important, it’s a collection of hymns and mantras, the code of conduct and the ways to lead one’s life it also contains the names of the most important deities that the Aryans worshiped, which were:
• Indra ( the god of heaven and wars)
• Surya ( the sun god)
• Vayu (the god of the wind)
• Agni (the god of fire)
• Varuna
Vedas are basically epics and it is held that they were written from 2500 B.C to 500 B.C. Also two of the greatest epics were composed during this period. ‘The Ramayana’ and ‘The Mahabharata.’ that also tell us a great deal about the culture, society and religion of the people of that period.
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