Take a Quiz on Hindu Symbols and Icons

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Take a Quiz on Hinduism Symbols and Icons

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

10. 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)

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

16. Rudraksha beads represent tears of which God?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 


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