What was nishka in the Vedic Period?

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What was nishka in the Vedic Period?

The Vedic Period:

The Vedic period is a period in ancient Indian history that ran between 1500 BCE (at the rough point of the end of the Indus Valley civilization) and 500 BCE (at the beginning of the Maurya empire). It was during this period that groups of Indo-Aryans moved into northwestern India, populating the northern Indus Valley. The period gets its name from the Vedas (the most ancient Hindu texts), which were composed then.

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According to the Rigveda, nishka in many passages is mentioned as payment, as neck ornaments, as decoration worn by sacrifices, and as a gift. As...

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The development of India has been impacted by different cultures found both inside and outside the country. Explore indigenous culture and outside influences, learn how these factors affected ancient India, and review Harappa culture, the Vedic period, and Hinduism to gain understanding of India's culture.


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