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Question1) One of the holiest Hindu temples is the Kashi Vishwanath temple. IT is dedicated to Lord Shiva

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Kashi Vishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in Vishwanath Gali of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh in India. The Temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganga, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, or Jyotirlingams, the holiest of Shiva Temples.

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Question2) One of the important temples in South India is the Meenakshi Sundareshwar temple located in Mysore

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: False

Explaination: The most beautiful buildings in the city including its most famous landmark, the Meenakshi temple, were built during the Nayak rule. Located in the heart of the city of Madurai, the Meenakshi-Sundareshwarar temple is dedicated to goddess Meenakshi, the consort of lord Shiva.

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Question3) One of the most famous temples in India is the one at Tirupathi,the presiding deity at this temple is Sri Venkateswara

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The town of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh is famous for its temples, the most famous and popular of which is Sri Venkateswara Temple, which sits atop one of the seven peaks of Tirumala Hills.

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Question4) ISKCON is one of the famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Krishna which has an International presence.Founder of ISKON is Prabhupada

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta or Srila Prabhupada, born Abhay Charan De, was an Indian spiritual teacher and the founder-acharya (preceptor) of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON),commonly known as the "Hare Krishna movement".Members of the ISKCON movement view Bhaktivedanta Swami as a representative and messenger of Krishna Chaitanya.

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Question5) One of the most famous temples of Lord Shiva is in Nepal,the Pashupatinath Temple 

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The Pashupatinath Temple  is a famous and sacred Hindu temple complex that is located on the banks of the Bagmati River, approximately 5 km north-east of Kathmandu in the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley,the capital of Nepal. The temple serves as the seat of Pashupatinath. This temple complex was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites's list in 1979.

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Question6) In Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is said to reside in Mount Kailasa. Every year, many Indians go on an arduous trek to Lake Manasasarovar near Mt.Kailash. This religious place is in another country, named Bhutan.

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: False

Explaination: Kailash Manasasarovar is a religious place located in Tibet, which is an autonomous region in China. This place is considered most holy, as this is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. Every year, the Government of India selects pilgrims to travel to this place. The journey is an arduous one and requires pilgrims to be physically very fit. The pilgrims require a special permit from the Chinese Government. The lake is close by to the Mountain Kailash. The lake is 4,556m above sea level.

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Question7) One of the holiest of Hindu temples was established by the saint Shankara is in Sringeri town

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: Shankaracharya (788 - 820 AD) is considered to be one of the greatest saints in the Hindu religion and is considered as an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Shankaracharya propounded the philosophy of Advaita (Monotheism). Shankara established a temple in Sringeri dedicated to Goddess Sharada. Shankara is said to have setup temples in Sringeri, Jyotirmath, Dwaraka and Puri; these are known as the Shankara Mutt(s).

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Question8) One of the famous temples in Mumbai is the Siddhi Vinayak temple. Sri Ganesha is the presiding deity of this temple

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The Siddhi Vinayaka temple in Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is famous for the long line of worshippers who come to worship Lord Ganesha. In Hindu mythology, Vinayaka or Ganesha is regarded as the principal deity and is called as the remover of obstacles. The temple was constructed in 1801. The temple reportedly receives donations of around 100-150 million rupees every year.

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Question9) The word famous Angkor Wat in Cambodia, was constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: King Suryavarman II who ruled over what is presently Cambodia, is said to have constructed the temple at Angkor Wat in the early 12th century. The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Vishnu. Later on in the 15th century, this temple was converted to a Buddhist temple. Built in the Khmer architecture style, this temple is featured on the national flag of Cambodia.

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Question10) One of the famous temples in North India is Amarnath, which is yet another temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.Speciality of this temple is The idol is an ice stalagmite

Option- ['True', 'False']

Answer: True

Explaination: The Amarnath temple is located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. The temple is located in a cave in a mountain of ice. During the months of May to August, the idol of Lord Shiva (Shivling) is formed from ice. Pilgrims travel from all over the world to visit this temple. The temple is located at an altitude of 3,888m.

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