Q. The famous Dhrupada raga sung by Tansen was related to which of the following?

[A] Rig Veda

[B] Sama Veda

[C] Yajur Veda

[D] Atharva Veda

Answer: B

Explanation: The Sama Veda is the collection of verses mostly taken from the Rig Veda but arranged in a poetic form to facilitate singing.

  • It is a collection of 1,810 melodies, and also contains the famous Dhrupada raga, later sung by Tansen.
  • The Upveda of the Sama Veda is the (Gandharva Veda).
  • Recensions (Shakhas) of the Sama Veda are Kauthuma, Jaiminiya (Talavakara), and Ranayaniya.

Source: Poonam Dahiya