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QUESTION: 1

What was the most important part of an ancient Hindu temple where the image of the chief deity was placed

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QUESTION: 2

Mahabalipuram is famous for

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QUESTION: 3

Who composed Manimekalai

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The Buddhist poet Sathanar's epic Manimekalai in the late 2nd century C.E. or the early third century broke new grounds by describing the teachings of Lord Buddha for the 1st time in Tamil.

QUESTION: 4

_____ are supposed to have been compiled by Vyasa

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Both the Puranas and the epic Mahabharata are supposed to have been compiled by Vyasa. The Puranas contain stories about deities such as Vishnu, Shiva or Parvati. The great Sanskrit epic Mahabharata is about a war fought between the Kauravas and Pandavas, who were cousins.

QUESTION: 5

Who wrote the Aryabhatiyam

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QUESTION: 6

What is the pradakshina path?

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QUESTION: 7

What is a monolithic temple?

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QUESTION: 8

According to the Mahabharata, the war between the Kauravas and the Pandavas was fought to control which part?

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QUESTION: 9

Ram wife Sita was abducted by the king of Lanka, named

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QUESTION: 10

What is relic casket?

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QUESTION: 11

Devotees walked around the stupa, in a

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Entrance to the path was through gateways. Devotees walked around the stupa in a clockwise direction as a mark of devotion. The railings and gateways were often decorated with sculpture.

QUESTION: 12

Where is Amravati at present

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The correct answer is B as the amaravati stupa is the largest stupa of the whole country.it was built by emperor ashoka who was the great followers of lord buddha found A.P.

QUESTION: 13

Identify the following picture. Options are as follows: 

 

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The correct option is Option B.
This is a picture of the Sanchi Stupa. 
It was originally built in the 3rd century bce by the Mauryan emperor Ashoka and is believed to house ashes of the Buddha. About 46 kilometres northeast of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh lies the Sanchi Stupa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a landmark structure in tracing the evolution of Indian architecture starting with the Maurya period.
 

QUESTION: 14

The earliest ______ were also built at this time. Deities such as Vishnu, Shiva, and Durga were worshipped in these shrines.

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QUESTION: 15

Where is Bhitargaon is at present

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D is the correct option.Bhitargaon is a town in Kanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, India, known for its ancient Hindu temple, the largest Indian brick temple to survive from the time of the Gupta Empire. 

QUESTION: 16

A Jaina monastery is at

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It is in Bhubaneswar, in the state of Odisha.

QUESTION: 17

Silappadikaram is the story of a merchant named Kovalan, who lived in

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QUESTION: 18

Hastinapur is a town and a nagar panchayat in

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The correct option is A.
Hastinapur is a Nagar Panchayat city in the district of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.

QUESTION: 19

After 14 years of exile Ram returned to

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QUESTION: 20

Valmiki is recognised as the author of the

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D is the correct option.Valmiki is recognised as the author of the Sanskrit Ramayana. In its extant form, Valmiki's Ramayana is an epic poem of some 24,000 verses.