Q. Which of the following Veda contains charms and magical spells?

[A] Rig Veda

[B] Sama Veda

[C] Yajur Veda

[D] Atharva Veda

Answer: D

Explanation: The Yajur, Sama and Atharva Vedas are dated to a slightly later period.

  • The samhitas of the Sama, Yajur and Atharva Vedas, and the brahmanas, aranyakas and upanishads attached to the Vedas are the Late Vedic texts.
  • The Sama Veda was composed in musical notes which are considered to constitute the basis of Indian music.
  • The Yajur Veda has rituals and hymns. The Atharva Veda contains charms and magical spells.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT