LIFE IN VEDIC PERIOD


NAME: KUNAL P. SANGOI STD: VI DIV: D SUBTOPIC: SOCIAL LIFE IN VEDIC PERIOD ROLL NO.: 22

SOCIAL LIFE
• • • • Family life Food Games & Amusements Dress

Family life
• Lived in joint families. • They followed the patriarchal family. • Grihapati: Eldest male in the family who exercised full authority over all the members.

Family life
• It was his duty to perform sacrifices or Yajnas. • Women also occupied a position of honour- their presence was essential as all religious ceremonies. They were given right education and some even composed the Rigvedic hymns

Games & Amusements
• Found leisure for enjoyment • Fond of merry-making & pastimes • Favorite amusement – horseracing, chariot racing, hunting

Games & Amusements
• Fascination for gambling with dice [this game has been referred to in the Rigveda as leading to ruins and slavery]. • Loved music & played on a flute which resembled the ‘Vina’.

Dress
• Simple & generally consisted of 3 parts – • Undergarment nivi/dhoti • Garment vasa/shirt • Over-garment adhivasa /mantle/cloak of cotton & wool

Dress
• Turbans were also commonly used by them • Adorned their persons with gold & silver ornaments garlands & wreaths of flowers jewels etc. • Ornaments were worn by men & women

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