Q. “Nanda Vaccha, Kisa Samkicca and Makkhali Gosala” are related to which of the following sect?

[A] Buddhism

[B] Jainism

[C] Ajivikas

[D] Hinduism

Answer: C

Explanation: The Ajivikas are believed to have evolved from one of the many ascetic groups of the times.

  • According to Buddhist records, Nanda Vaccha was considered the founder of the Ajivika sect.
  • He was succeeded by Kisa Samkicca, followed by Makkhali Gosala, who was the third and the greatest of the Ajivikas.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT