Monday, July 20, 2020

Shree Somnath Temple | Know your Temples

1. Shree Somnath temple is located in Prabhas Patan near Veraval in Saurashtra on the western coast of which state of India?

2. Shree Somnath temple is considered sacred due to the various legends connected to it. Soma - the Moon god, is believed to have lost his lustre due to a curse, and he bathed in the Sarasvati River at this site to regain it. The result is the waxing and waning of the moon, no doubt an allusion to the waxing and waning of the tides at this sea shore location. The name of the town Prabhas, meaning lustre, as well as the alternative names Someshvar and Somnath arise from this tradition. What does Somnath(an epithet of Lord Shiva) means?
The Lord of the World
The Lord of the Earth
The Lord of the Moon
The Lord of the Universe
3. Shree Somnath is believed to be the ______ among the twelve Aadi Jyotirlings of Shiva.
4. Reconstructed several times in the past after repeated destruction by several Muslim invaders and Portuguese the present temple was reconstructed in which style of Hindu temple architecture and completed in May 1951?
5. The present temple, built in 1951, is the which reconstruction on the original site?
6. The modern temple was reconstructed with the resolve of ____________ who visited the ruins of Somnath temple on November 13 1947.
Jawahar Lal Nehru
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Mahatma Gandhi
Dr. Rajendra Prasad
7. Who did the Pran-Pratistha at the existing temple on 11th May 1951?
Jawahar Lal Nehru
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Mahatma Gandhi
Dr. Rajendra Prasad
8. The site of Somnath has been a pilgrimage site from ancient times on account of being a Triveni sangam - the confluence of three rivers. Name these rivers.
Kapila, Hiran and Narmada
Narmada, Hiran and Sarasvati
Kapila, Hiran and Sarasvati
Kapila, Narmada and Sarasvati
9. According to legend, Som, the Moon God built the first Somnath Temple from gold, Ravan made the second temple from silver and Lord Krishna made the third temple from __________ during Dwapara Yuga.
10. The Somnath Temple is the seventh temple built to commemorate Lord Somnath, who was also known by different names in Sat Yug, Treta Yug and Dwapar Yug respectively. By what names Lord Somnath was known in Sat Yug, Treta Yug and Dwapar Yug?
Bhairaveshwar, Shravanikehswar and Shrilingeshwar
Vighneshwar, Shravanikehswar and Shrilingeshwar
Bhairaveshwar, Vighneshwar and Shrilingeshwar
Bhairaveshwar, Shravanikehswar and Vighneshwar

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