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. 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)

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 
 

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

 
 

11. Rudraksha beads represent tears of which God?

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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

 
 

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