Question 1. Who among the following was not an ‘Alvar Saint’?
Question 2. Heliodorus of ‘Besanagar inscription’ was a resident of?
Question 3. The ancient place where the narration of entire Mahabharata was read in the conference of 60,000 hermits ___________.
Question 4. The earliest known epigraphic evidence of Bhagvatism is?
(A) Ayodhya inscription of Dhanadeva
(B) Garuda column at Besnagar
(C) Nasik inscription of Gautami Balshri
(D) Prayaga Prashasti of Samudra Gupta
Question 5. Who were the ‘Nayanars’?
(A) Sun worshippers
Question 6. Who contributes the most to the development of Bhagavata sect?
(C) Indo-Greek people
Question 7. Which incarnation of Vishnu is depicted as saving the Earth from the Sea?
Question 8. Which Kand of Ramayana describes the first meeting of Rama and Hanumana?
(A) None of the below
(B) Bal Kand
(C) Sunder Kand
(D) Kishkindha Kand
Question 9. The earliest archival evidence related to Bhagavat Religion is ________.
(A) Mehrauli’s pillar inscription
(B) Bhitri’s inscription of Skanda Gupta
(C) Besnagar’s inscription of Heliodorus
(D) Allahabad’s inscription of Samudragupta
Question 10. Which one of the following was a Shaiva sect in ancient India?
(A) sanasivagurudeva Paddhati
Question 11. The originator of Bhagavata Religion was _________.
Question 12. The Rathyatra at Puri is celebrated in honour of which Hindu deity?
(A) Lord Shiva
(B) Lord Jagannath
(C) Lord Vishnu
(D) Lord Rama
Question 13. Which one of the following is not included in ‘Prasthan trayi’?
(B) Brahma Sutra
(C) Bhagavad Gita
Question 14. The Besanagar inscription of Heliodorus is associated with ________.
(A) Only Vasudeva
(B) Sankarshan, Pradyumna and Vasudeva
(C) Sankarshan and Pradyumna
(D) Sankarshan and Vasudeva
Question 15. According to ancient Indian cosmogonic ideas, the sequential order of the cycle of four epochs (yugas) is?
(A) Treta, Dvapara, Kali and Krita
(B) Krita, Treta, Dvapara and Kali
(C) Krita, Dvapara, Treta and Kali
(D) Dvapara, Krita, Treta and Kali
Question 16. Which of the following epic has primarily mentioned Krishna, son of Devaki?
(A) Bhagavata Purana
(C) Chandogya Upanishad
Question 17. Which one of the following is the distinctive features of a nastika and astika system in India?
(A) Belief in the existence of heaven and hell
(B) Belief in the authenticity of the Vedas
(C) Belief in the doctrine of rebirth
(D) Belief in the existence of God
Question 18. Kumbh Mela at Nasik is held on which of the following river bank?
(A) Godavari River
(B) Koyna River
(C) Narmada River
(D) Tapti River
Question 19. The number of forms of bhakti in the Bhagavata cult is ________.
Question 20. Who were Nayanars?
Question 21. Who were the first to worship Vasudeva Krishna?
(C) Vedic Aryans
Question 22. Which one of the following gives equal importance to Jnana, Karma and Bhakti as a means of liberation?
(B) Bhagavad Gita
(C) Vishistadvaitvad Vedanta
(D) Advaita Vedanta
Question 23. In the context of Indian culture who among the following is called Ananga?
Question 24. Who among the following deities is represented in art as holding the plough?
Question 25. Ardhanarisvara, a figure of half Shiva and half Parvati, represents?
(A) Union of God with his Shakti
(B) Union of God and Goddess
(C) Union of male and female
(D) None of the above