Take a Quiz on Hindu Symbols and Icons

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


11. Rudraksha beads represent tears of which God?


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


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


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


15. 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)


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


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


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


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


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


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