Thursday, July 16, 2020

Mata Vaishno Devi Temple | Know your Temples

1. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji resides in a Holy Cave located in the folds of the three peaked mountain in Katra, Jammu. What is the name of this mountain?

2. The Divine Mother rests at this place in the exalted form of Vaishno Mata who is believed to be an embodiment of Goddess _________, ___________ and _________.
Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati
Mahagauri, Mahalakshmi and Mahasaraswati
Mahakali, Mahagauri and Mahasaraswati
Mahakali, Mahalakshmi and Mahagauri
3. The pious and blessed shrine of Vaishno Mata is one of the rare Shakti Peethas or abode of supreme power in the Indian subcontinent. Mata Vaishno Devi Temple is held with utmost regard by the worshippers of God as Divine Mother and these worshippers are known by which name?
Shaiva (Shaivism)
Shaktas (Shaktism)
Vaishnav (Vaishnavism)
Smarta (Smartism)
4. While various versions of the origin and legend of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji are prevalent, there seems to be unanimity on the discovery of Shrine around 700 years back by whom?
Maharaja Gulab Singh
Pandit Shridhar
Guru Goraksh Nath
5. Mata Maha Kali, Mata Maha Lakshmi and Mata Maha Saraswati pooled their collective Tejas or spiritual strength and a stunningly bright light emanated from the place where the Tejas of the three manifestations coalesced and a beautiful young girl emerged out of this Tejas. The Devis explained to her that they had created her so that she would live on earth and spend her time in upholding righteousness and asked her to take birth as Vaishnavi in the house of whom in southern part of India?
Ratnakar and his wife
Pandit Shridhar and his wife
Tukaram and his wife
Vitthal and his wife
6. Lord Rama, during his fourteen years of exile happened to visit Vaishnavi who recognized him immediately as no ordinary being but the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and immediately asked him to merge her into himself so that she could become one with the supreme creator. However Lord Rama, knowing that it was not the appropriate time, dissuaded her and consoled her that the appropriate time for her being one with the creator had not come, and that time would come eventually in 'Kaliyug' when He (Rama) would be in his incarnation of __________. Rama also directed her to meditate, and set up an Ashram at the base of Trikuta hills, to elevate her level of spirituality so as to bless mankind and rid the poor and destitute of their sufferings.Only then would 'Vishnu' merge her into himself.
7. Who had a vision of the episode between Lord Rama and Vaishnavi in the retrospective time frame?
Shankracharya ji
MahaYogi Guru Goraksh Nath ji
Swami Akhandanand ji
Guru Matsyendranath ji
8. The disciple of MahaYogi Guru Goraksh Nath ji was killed by the almighty Mata Vaishnavi as he was enamored by Vaishnavi's extraordinary beauty, and losing all good sense and began to pester Vaishnavi to marry him. However upon death, he realised the futility of his mission and prayed to the deity to forgive him. Mata (Mother Goddess) had mercy on him and gave him a boon that every devotee of the goddess would have to have the Darshans of him after having the Darshans of the Goddess and only then would the yatra of a devotee be complete. Can you name him?
Baba Balaknath
Nemi Nath
Bhairon Nath
Gebi Nath
9. Mata Vaishnavi decided to shed off her human form to assume the face of a rock in the form of a five and a half feet tall rock with three heads which are known as?
10. Vaishno Devi, also known as Mata Rani, Trikuta, Ambe and Vaishnavi is a manifestation of the Hindu Mother Goddess Devi. The journey to the shrine of Maa Vaishno Devi starts at a river in Katra which is believed to have sprung up from the earth when Vaishno Mata shot up an arrow from her divine bow. What is the name of this holy river?
Ban Ganga
Teer Ganga
Vaishno Ganga
Ram Ganga

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