General Knowledge – Section 1- History of India | Ancient History – Shaiva, Bhagavata Religion | Part 2

14. The earliest archival evidence related to Bhagavat Religion is [UPPCS (Spl) (Mains) 2008]

(A) Allahabad’s inscription of Samudragupta
(B) Besnagar’s inscription of Heliodorus
(C) Bhitri’s inscription of Skanda Gupta
(D) Mehrauli’s pillar inscription

15. The earliest known epigraphic evidence of Bhagvatism is [Uttarakhand PCS (Pre) 2012]

(A) Prayaga Prashasti of SamudraGupta
(B) Nasik inscription of Gautami Balshri
(C) Garuda column at Besnagar
(D) Ayodhya inscription of Dhanadeva

16. Heliodorus of ‘Besanagar the inscription’ was a resident of[UP UDA/LDA (Pre) 2010]

(A) Pushkalavati
(B) Takshila (Taxila)
(C) Sakala
(D) Mathura

17. Which incarnation of Vishnu is depicted as saving the Earth from the Sea? [UP UDA/LDA (Pre) 2010 UP UDA/LDA (Spl)(Mains) 2010]

(A) Kachhapa
(B) Matsya
(C) Varaha
(D) Narsingh

18. Which one of the following is the distinctive features of a nastika and astika system in India? [UPPCS (Mains) 2005]

(A) Belief in the existence of God
(B) Belief in the doctrine of re- birth
(C) Belief in the authenticity of the Vedas
(D) Belief in the existence of heaven and hell

19. Which one of the following gives equal importance to Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti as a means of liberation? [UPPCS (Mains) 2005]

(A) Advaita Vedanta
(B) Vishistadvaitvad Vedanta
(C) Bhagavad Gita
(D) Mimamsa

20. Which one of the following is not included in ‘Prasthan trayi’? [UPPCS (Pre) 1997]

(A) Bhagavata
(B) Bhagavad Gita
(C) Brahma Sutra
(D) Upanishad

21. The ancient place where the narration of the entire Mahabharata was read in the conference of 60,000 hermits [UPPCS (Pre) 2006]

(A) Ahichhatra
(B) Hastinapur
(C) Kampilya
(D) Naimisharanya

22. Which Kand of Ramayana describes the first meeting of Rama and Hanumana? [UPPCS (Mains) 2004]

(A) Kishkindha Kand
(B) Sunder Kand
(C) Bal Kand
(D) None of the above

23. The Rathyatra at Puri is celebrated in honor of which Hindu deity?[Uttarakhand UDA/LDA (Pre) 2007]

(A) Lord Rama
(B) Lord Vishnu
(C) Lord Jagannath
(D) Lord Shiva

24. Kumbh Mela at Nasik is held on which of the following river bank? [Punjab PSC (Pre) 2019UPPCS (Mains) 2003]

(A) Tapti River
(B) Narmada River
(C) Koyna River
(D) Godavari River

25. In the context of Indian culture who among the following is called Ananga?[Chhattisgarh PCS (Pre) 2016]

(A) Shiva
(B) Krishna
(C) Kama
(D) Laxman

26. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below. [MPPCS (Spl)(Pre) 2004]


(a) Jainism
(b) Hinduism
(c) Islam
(d) Christianity


1. Madina
2. Vatican
3. Pavapuri
4. Varanasi


(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 3 1 4 2
(B) 1 2 4 3
(C) 3 4 1 2
(D) 2 3 1 4


Answer Sheet:-

14. (B)
15. (C)
16. (B)
17. (C)
18. (C)
19. (C)
20. (A)
21. (D)
22. (A)
23. (C)
24. (D)
25. (C)
26. (C)

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