Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary EducationSSLC (English Medium) Class 7th
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Discuss the essence of Ajivika philosophy and its presence in Tamil Nadu. - Social Science

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Discuss the essence of Ajivika philosophy and its presence in Tamil Nadu.

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Solution

Ajivika Philosophy:

  1. The Ajivikas believed in the doctrine of karma, transmigration of the soul and determinism.
  2. The Ajivikas practiced asceticism of a severe type.
  3. The Ajivika religious order and school of philosophy is known from the Vedic hymns, the Brahmanas, the Aryankas and other ancient Sanskrit compilations.
  4. Throughout history, Ajivikas had to face persecution everywhere.
  5. Village communities under Pallavas, Cholas and Hoysalas imposed special taxes on them.
  6. Despite such obstacles, Ajivikas continued to have influence along the Palar river in the modern states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu (Vellore, Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur districts) till about the 14th century. In the end, they seemed to have been absorbed into Vaishnavism.
Concept: Ajivika Philosophy
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Tamil Nadu Board Samacheer Kalvi Class 7th Social Science Term 3 Answers Guide
Chapter 1.3 Jainism, Buddhism and Ajivika Philosophy in Tamil Nadu
Evaluation | Q VII. 3. | Page 134
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