Community life during Early Vedic period

Community life during Early Vedic period

  • Write a note on social life during early Vedic age?
  • Joint-Hindu family system was found in normal form
  • Father was head of the family
  • After him his eldest son took over the family
  • Mother also occupied a respectable place till her husband was alive
  • Birth of son was regarded auspicious
  • The practice of adopting a child was prevalent but mostly it was avoided
  • Write a note on marriage & status of women during early Vedic age?
  • Marriage was regarded as a sacred tie between husband and wife
  • Primary aim of marriage was to fulfill the desire for children
  • Custom of sati did not exist, There was no dowry system
  • There was no restriction on their education though in practice, it was limited to upper strata of society
  • Women’s didn’t enjoy equal rights with men, socially & legally
  • They had no rights on property
  • Write a note on food & dress culture during early Vedic age?


  • YAVA which is probably meant wheat, barley & beans were the chief vegetarian food
  • They made bread and cake of flour
  • Milk and its sub products like ghee, butter & curd are favorite Commodities of food
  • The flesh of ox, sheep and goat was normally eaten, Horse flesh was eaten only on of horse sacrifice
  • In case of beef only barren cows called VASAS were scarified.


  • Both males and females wore practically the same dress
  • Upper wear is called as ADIVASA ,and lower wear is called as VASA
  • Ornaments like gold and precious stones were worn by both sexes like ear-ring, finger-ring, armlet, necklace etc..
  • The KURIRA was some king of head ornament worn specially by brides. NISHKA, RUKMA & MANI were other popular ornaments
  • Men’s grew beards and moustaches, but sometime also shaved.
  • Write a note on educational system during early Vedic period?
  • During that age period UPANAVANA-CEREMONY is initiative of studies of child by producing him before the teacher had become popular
  • Father provided education to his children
  • For further studies, sent to live with his teacher, The instructions were provided orally by the teacher student has to memorize
  • At that period there was no art of writing
  • Probably scripts came to be used by them only near about 700 bc
  • Basic aim of education is to development of mind and character building