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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple Quiz | Know your Temples

1. Bhimashankar Temple is a Jyotirlinga shrine located in the Ghat region of which mountain in the village of Bhavagiri, 50-km north west of Khed, about 127 kms from Pune in Maharashtra?

Kailash Mountains
Sahyadri Mountains
Shivalik Mountains
Aravali Mountains
2. Bhīmāshankar is also the source of the river Bhima, which flows southeast and merges with the ________ river near Raichur.
Kaveri
Narmada
Godavari
Krishna
3. Bhimashankar Temple is a Jyotirlinga shrine. The jyotirlinga is the supreme partless reality, out of which Shiva partly appears. The jyotirlinga shrines, thus are places where Shiva appeared as a fiery column of ________.
Light
Wind
Water
Sand
4. In Pandharpur, river Bhima came to be known as ____________, because it is here that Bhima curves towards Chandrakor.
Pandharbhaga
Bheemtaal
Naukuchiyataal
Chandrabhaga
5. The Bhimashankar temple is a composite of old and new structures in the which style of architecture?
Nagara
Roman
Cholas
Chera
6. Bhimashankar is a reserved forest area of 130.78 square kilometers and was declared a wildlife sanctuary in which year?
1985
1990
1995
1999
7. This temple is closely associated with the legend of Shiva slaying the demon ____________ associated with the invincible flying citadels. Shiva is said to have taken abode in the 'Bhima Shankara' form, upon the request of the Gods, on the crest of the Sahyadri hills, and the sweat that poured forth from His body after the battle is said to have formed the Bhimarathi river.
Kumbhkarna
Tripurāsura
Dakini
Shakini
8. The Shiva Purāna and the Koti Rudra Samhita refer to Bhimashankar temple in which country?
Kamraj
Matsayanagar
Avantika
Kamaroopa
9. A unique bell (Roman style) can be seen in front of the temple. This large bell was presented by brother of Bajirao Peshwa I and uncle of Nanasaheb Peshwa. On 16 May 1739, he collected five large bells after he won a war against the Portuguese from the Vasai Fort. He offered one here at Bhimashankar and the others at Menavali near Wai in front of a Shiva Temple on the banks of the Krishna river, Banshanker temple (Pune), Omkareshwar Temple (Pune) and Ramlinga temple (Shirur). What is his name?
Shivaji
Chimaji Appa
TanhaJi
Ahilyabai Holkar
10. As per another legend, there was once a demon called Bhima, whose parents were Kumbhakarna(brother of Ravan) and Karkati. He won a victory over the great Shiva devotee ______________ and put him in prison. The demon ordered the imprisoned king to worship Bheema himself instead. When he resisted, Bheema attached the Linga with his sword. Before he could strike, Shiva appeared there. A severe fight ensued and in the end, at the request of Narada, Lord Shankar blew a fire and burned the wicked Demon Bheema to ashes. After this, the divines who were present there, and the saints together pleaded with Lord Shankara to remain there. In view of the welfare of the world, Shiva decided to stay there in the incarnation of Bheema Shankar JyotirLinga.
Kamarupeshwar
Kannappa
Ravana
Allama Prabhu






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