GK Questions and Answers on the Religious Sects of Ancient India

India is a land of diversity in religion, belief and practices. It is the birthplace of four major religions; namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Here, we are giving 10 GK Questions and Answers on the Religious Sects of Ancient India that will help the readers to understand ‘how these religious sects build the strong culture of present India’.
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India is a land of diversity in religion, belief and practices. It is the birthplace of four major religions; namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Here, we are giving 10 GK Questions and Answers on the Religious Sects of Ancient India that will help the readers to understand ‘how these religious sects build the strong culture of present India’.

Religious Sects of Ancient India

1. Which of the following is not one of the principles of Pasupatas?

A. Maya

B. Karan

C. Karya

D. Dukhant

Ans: A

2. Who was the founder of Kashmir Saivism?

A. Mitrak

B. Vasugupta

C. Kusika

D. Garguya

Ans: B

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3. Assertion (A): The Pasupat believed that a soul is released from its bonds by the five categories of Karya, Karan, Yoga, Vidhi and Duhkhant.

Reason (R): The Pasupat covered their body with ashes and made a sound like that of an ox.

Codes:

A. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

B. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

C. A is true but R is false

D. Both A & R is not true 

Ans: B

4.  Which of the following was the most prominent Saivism in Ancient South India?

A. Pasupat

B. Saiva Sect

C. Lingayatas

D. None of the above

Ans: C

5. The Mahavratdhar was the follower of:

A.  Kapalika

B. Pasupatas

C. Lingayat

D. Kalamukha

Ans: D

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6. Assertion (A): The Kashmiri Saivism was monolistic and looked upon individual soul and the world as one and identical with Siva.

Reason (R): They believe in triple principle (Trika) of Siva, Shakti and Anu.

Codes:

A. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

B. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

C. A is true but R is false

D. Both A & R is not true 

Ans: A

7. Who was the founder of Pasupat Sect?

A. Ramanujacharya

B. Panini

C. Nakulin

D. Alvar Sect

Ans: C

8. Assertion (A): The devotional poetry of Alvar saints in Tamil made Saivism a popular cult in South India.

Reason (R): The Alvar belongs to fifth-sixth century BC.

Codes:

A. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

B. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

C. A is true but R is false

D. Both A & R is not true 

Ans: D

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9. Which of the following sect related to the Vyuhavad?

A. Lingayat

B. Tantrik

C. Vaishnava

D. Saiva

Ans: C

10. Assertion (A): The concept of ‘Chatur-Vyuh’ is very important one for the followers of Vaisnava religion.

Reason (R): The principle lays emphasis on the worship of five Vrisni warriors-Vasudeva, Samkarsana, Pradyumna, Samba and Aniruddha.

Codes:

A. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

B. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

C. A is true but R is false

D. Both A & R is not true 

Ans: A

In the above 10 GK Questions and Answers on the Religious Sects of Ancient India is a set of 10 Multiple Choice Questions that attune and equipped the readers as per the evolving nature of different competitive examinations.

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