Ancient India Mcq Question

  1. Which among the following chronology is correct regarding four ‘samvatas’ ?
  1. Gupta–Gregorian–Hizri–Saka
  2. Gregorian–Saka–Hizri–Gupta
  3. Saka–Gregorian–Hizri–Gupta
  4. None of the above
Correct Option : D

Samvat is any of the various Hindu calendars. In India, there are several calendars in use. The Saka Samvat is associated with 78 A.D; Gupta Samvat with 320 A.D; and Hijri Samvat with 622 A.D. The first year of Hijri era was the Islamic year beginning in AD 622 during which the emigration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra, occurred. The Gregorian calendar, also called the Western calendar and the Christian calendar, is the internationally accepted civil calendar. It was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII, after whom the calendar was named, by a decree signed on 24 February, 1582.

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