Consider the following statements:

  1. The mrityu (death) theme appears for the first time in Shatapatha Brahmana
  2. The word Gotra was mentioned for the first time in Atharvaveda

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

The Shatapatha Brahmana is a Hindu sacred text which describes prose text Vedic rituals, history and mythology associated with the Sukla Yajurveda. Atharvaveda is the Vedic scripture or the fourth Veda which is a collection of hymns and mantras.

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