Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Shree Padmanabha Swamy Temple | Know your temples

1. Where is Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple located?

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
Kashi, Uttar Pradesh
Tirupati, Tamilnadu
2. Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple, one of the most popular shrines in India, is dedicated to Lord Padmanabhaya, who is an avatar of _________.
Lord Shiva
Lord Ganesha
Lord Vishnu
Lord Brahma
3. Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple's architecture is unique to Kerala and the neighbouring states, as the construction was done keeping the local weather and wind direction in mind. Temples made in the this architectural style are usually square, rectangular, octagonal or star-shaped. What is this style of architecture known as?
4. Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is one of ____ Divya Desams (holy abodes of Vishnu as mentioned by Hindu saints between 6th and 9th centuries AD as the holiest abodes of Vishnu) - principal centres of worship of the deity in Vaishnavism.
5. The main deity in the Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is of Lord Vishnu in the ________________ posture (reclined posture of eternal yoga) on Adi Shesha or king of all serpents.
Vadabadra Sayanam
Veera Sayanam
Anantha Sayanam
Uthara Sayanam
6. The hoods of the Adi Shesha(serpent) are facing inwards, signifying contemplation. How many hoods Adi Shesha has in Sri Padmanabha Mandir?
3 Hoods
5 Hoods
7 Hoods
9 Hoods
7. The interior of the Katusarkara Idol of Sri PadmanabhaSwamy is made up of how many Salagramas(Salagramas represent Shri Maha Vishnu) collected from the bed of the river Gandaki in Nepal?
8. Inside the Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, there are two other important shrines for the Deities Ugra Narasimha and Krishna Swami respectively. What are these shrines called?
Sarangapani and Thekkedom
Thekkedom and Thiruvambadi
Sarangapani and Thiruvambadi
Kumbakonam and Thiruvambadi
9. There are many festivals related to this temple. The biggest festival in this temple is unique and commences once in 6 years. Prior to this festival, chanting of prayers and recitation of three vedas is done for 56 days (Murajapam). On the last day, hundred thousand oil lamps are lit in and around the temple premises. What is this festival known as?
Laksha deepam
10. How many entrances the Temple has(These entrances indicates the orifices of the human body)?

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