Religious Movements

Causes of Religious Movements

From 6th Century BC to 4th Century BC various religious movements viz. Buddhism, Jainism etc. were born and grew up in the Post-Vedic Period known as the Period of Second urbanisation or the Age of Buddha . Modern historians are of the opinion that deep socio-economic and religious issues were involved behind the rise of new religious concept in the 6th century B.C. During the later Vedic period society had become divided into four distinct classes or varnas, such as Brahmanas, kshatriyas, vaishyas and sudras.