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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple | Know your Temples

1. Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple or Srisailam Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deities _________________.

Shiva and Parvati
Shiva and Lakshmi
Vishnu and Lakshmi
Shiva and Durga
2. Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga temple is located at Srisailam in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh on which hills?
Lambasingi Hills
Nallamalai Hills
Ananthagiri Hills
Nagari Hills
3. The presiding Deities of this Kshetram God Mallikarjuna Swamy is one of the ______ Jyothirlingas and Goddess Bhramaramba Devi is one of the _________ Mahasakthis and both are believed to be self-manifested.
twelve, fifty two
eight, eighteen
twelve, eighteen
twelve, twelve
4. The legend is that _________, the younger son of Lord Shiva once got angry and came to the Kronch Hills from Kailash. Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati came here and stayed on with the name Arjun and Mallika. Thus the place and the temple were called Mallikarjun.
Kumar Kartikeya
5. Located in a picturesque environment of Nallamalai Hills, ‘Srisailam’ the abode of Siva and Sakthi is on the right side of the which river in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh?
6. Krishna River here is called by another name and one has to go down 852 stairs to reach the river. The Shiva Linga is bathed with the water of this river. What is the other name of this river here?
Shiv Ganga
Hari Ganga
Patal Ganga
Bhoomi Ganga
7. It is significant to the Hindu sects of both Shaivam and Shaktam as this temple is referred to as one of the twelve Jyothirlingas of Lord Shiva and as one of the eighteen Shakti Peethas of goddess Parvati. Shiva is worshiped as Mallikarjuna, and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Bhramaramba. It is the one of the only _______ temples in India in which both Jyotirlinga and Shaktipeeth is revered.
8. Various ancient Hindu epics also mentioned Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga. As per which Purana, Demon King Hiranyakashyap did penance here and offered his prayers to Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy?
Agni Puran
Vishnu Puran
Skanda Puran
Matsya Puran
9. Lord Shiva in this temple is referred to as one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Goddess Bramarambha's shrine is referred to as one of the fifty two Shakti peethas. This temple is classified as one of the Paadal Petra Sthalam. The Paadal Petra Sthalam are ________ temples that are revered in the verses of Saiva Nayanars in the 6th-9th century CE and are amongst the greatest Shiva temples of the continent.
10. The temple complex covers 2 hectares and houses four gateway towers, which are known as?

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