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

 
 
 
 

2. 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)

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

13. Rudraksha beads represent tears of which God?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 


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