Take a Quiz on Hindu Symbols and Icons

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1. What is the difference between clockwise and anti-clockwise versions of swastika?


2. A mangala sutra is worn by wife for the long life of the husband? Yes/No


3. What is the usual number of beads in a Hindu Japa Mala?


4. Hindus apply a Tilak on their foreheads to express their devotion? Yes/No


5. How many strands of thread does a Janaeu or Yajnopavit has?


6. How many number of cotton wicks can be put into the oil and lighted for an aarti lamp?


7. Conch shells are used in Hindu worship as a trumpet?


8. A Toran is a decoration hanging at the front door of a home and can be made out of any one of the following (you can tick more than one)


9. While a Tilak can be applied at various parts of the body, Bindi must be applied only in between the eyes? Yes/No


10. Upnayana is a rite of passage to mark adolescence? Yes/No


11. Playing with colors on Holi festival is called Rangoli? Yes/No


12. A Hindu can not apply a Tilak to a non-Hindu? Yes/No


13. All other Yantras are derived from Sri Chakra Yantra?


14. Who is the vehicle or mount of Lord Ganesha?


15. A Vermilion red colour Bindi signifies that the woman is married? Yes/No


16. Is it Ok for a married woman to wipe off her sindoor? Yes/No


17. Rudraksha beads represent tears of which God?


18. Aum is a representation of Brahma God out of three God heads? Yes/No


19. Vibhuti  means super natural powers acquired through religious practices? Yes/No


20. What is the  purpose of performing aarti and the waving of lighted wicks before the deities?


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