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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Vaidyanatha Jyotirlinga Baba Baidyanath Temple | Know your Temples

1. Vaidyanatha Jyotirlinga temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the most sacred abodes of Shiva. By what other name it is also known?

Baba Baidyanath dham
Baba Gangnath Dham
Baba Kedarnath Dham
Baba Badri Dham
2. Baba Baidyanath dham is located in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. In which city/district it is located?
Sultanganj
Ranchi
Deoghar
Motihari
3. Baba Baidyanath dham is a temple complex consisting of the main temple of Baba Baidyanath, where the Jyotirlinga is installed, and how many other significant and beautiful temples?
Nine
Eleven
Twenty
TwentyOne
4. According to one legend, the demon king Ravana worshipped Shiva at the current site of the temple to get the boons that he later used to wreak havoc in the world. Ravana offered his ten heads one after another to Shiva as a sacrifice. Pleased with this, Shiva descended to cure Ravana who was injured. As he acted as a ______, he is referred to as Vaidhya. From this aspect of Shiva, the temple derives its name.
Engineer
Architect
Doctor
Priest
5. Baba Baidyanath Dham Temple is visited by millions of devotees during the Shravan mela every year. It is especially spectacular, as they carry water from the _______ River in Sultangaj 108 km away, to the temple.
Ganga
Brahmaputra
Subarnarekha
Damodar
6. Baidyanatham Chithabhoomau and Sivmahapuran Satarudra Samhita is the ancient verse that identifies location of Vaidyanth Jyotirlinga. According to which Baidyantham is in _________ which is the ancient name of Deoghar.
Patliputra
Bushland
Nalanda
Chidabhoomi
7. Which puran narrates the place as Arogya Baidyanathitee, the holy place where Shakti lives and assists Shiva in freeing people from incurable diseases?
Agni Puran
Garuda Puran
Vishnu Puran
Matsya Puran
8. The _________ temple is tied up with the main temple, with huge red sacred threads which is unique and worthy of reverence, showing the unity of Shiva and Shakti. According to the stories narrated in the Shiva Purana, the holy Baidyanath temple resembles the unity of souls and thus fits marriage for Hindus.
Maa Durga
Maa Parvati
Maa Lakshmi
Maa Saraswati
9. As per another legend, when Ravana, the King of Lanka, felt that his capital would be incomplete and under the constant threat of enemies unless and until Mahadeva (Lord Shiva) decided to stay there forever; he offered constant prayers to the Lord. Pleased, Shiva permitted Ravana to carry his 'Atmalinga' along with him to Lanka with the condition that wherever it would be first put on earth, the lingam would remain fixed at that place forever. The other gods were against this plan because they knew that if Shiva went to Lanka with Ravana, the evil deeds of Ravana would threaten the entire world. They thus requested Varuna, the God of Water, to enter Ravana's belly on his way back. When the Lord did so, Ravana felt a severe urge to release water, and he handed over the lingam to a Brahmin, who was _________ in disguise. The Brahmin placed the lingam at this location, which is now known as Baidyanath Dham.
Lord Bajrangbali
Lord Ganesha
Lord Pawan
Lord Brahma
10. Vaidyanatha Jyotirlinga temple or Baba Baidyanath dham fulfill all the wishes of those who come here and because of this, this Jyotirling is also called by another name. What is that name?
Iccha Linga
Arogya Linga
Vairagya Linga
Kamna Linga






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