Polity of Later Vedic Period

Polity during Later Vedic Period

☼ Polity during Later Vedic Period:

• Large kingdoms and stately cities made their appearance in the later vedic Peroid.

• In Taittariya Brahmana we notice the theory of the divine origin of kingship.

• The governmental machinery became more elaborate than before, as a sequel to the growth of the power of the king. New civil functionaries, besides the only civil functionary of the Rigvedic period the purohita came into existence.