Early Vedic Age Later Vedic Age
1.Women were treated as 1. Women assumed a
being equal with men. subordinate position.
2. Worshipped a no. of nature gods, 2. Worshipped many NEW God
such as Varuna, Surya and Indra. such as Brahma, Vishnu,
Shiva, Rama and Krishna.
3. No temples, sacrifices and Yajnas 3. Rituals became more compli-
were performed as such. cated than ever.
4. There were no hereditary in 4. The priestly class was now
priestly class. hereditary and passed on
from father to son.
5. The king received money only through 5. Many other taxes and cesses
land revenue. were realized.