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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Ghrisneshwar Jyotirling Temple Facts Quiz | Know Your Temples

1. Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is one of the shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the twelve Jyotirlinga manifestations of Lord Shiva that is referenced in the ___________.

Shiva Purana
Garuda Puran
Vishnu Puran
Matsya Puran
2. Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple pilgrimage site is located in Ellora, less than a kilometer from Ellora Caves – a UNESCO World Heritage site. What is the other name of Ellora?
Avantika
Indraprastha
Verul
Yelahanka
3. The temple is built of ______rocks which call for the enchanting look that it delivers. Built in the 18th century the temple is cubicle in shape. There are beautiful carvings and attractive sculptures of Indian Gods and Goddess.
Black
Brown
Grey
Red
4. Grishneshwar is the __________ of the Jyotirlingas and is considered the last or the 12th Jyotirlinga of India.
Biggest
Tallest
Smallest
Largest
5. Rebuilt several times, the current form temple was built by whom in the 18th century?
Shivaji
Queen Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore
TanhaJi
Chimaji Appa
6. What does the word Ghrneshwara means?
The Lord of the World
The Lord of the Earth
The Lord of Compassion
The Lord of the Universe
7. The temple is an important pilgrimage site in the ________ tradition of Hinduism, which considers it as the last or twelfth Jyotirlinga (linga of light).
Shaiva (Shaivism)
Shaktas (Shaktism)
Vaishnav (Vaishnavism)
Adwaita
8. Grishneshwar Temple has a traditional which typeof Temple architecture?
East-Indian
South-Indian
North-Indian
West-Indian
9. The temple complex consists of inner chambers and a sanctum sanctorum. The structure is made up of red coloured stones and occupies an area of 44,400 square feet. With these dimensions also, the Grishneshwar Temple is the smallest Jyotirlinga temple. The red-stone walls mostly depict the legends of Lord Shiva and the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu. The temple has a ____-layered tall shikhara and several pillars which bear intricate mythological carvings.
3
5
7
9
10. The Grishneshwar Temple is also known by several other names like Kusumeswarar, Ghushmeswara, Grushmeswara, Grishneswara, Ghrneshwar or ________ Temple.
Dhushmeshwar
Bhimeshwar
Vishweshwar
Kedareshwar






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