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Question: Ramayana, the great Indian epic, which every Indian child grows up learning about, is also the world's longest poem, with over 3 million verses. Which city is described as the birthplace of the main protagonist, Lord Rama?
Correct Answer Ayodhya, currently the center of a hot dispute between the Hindu and Muslim communities over the destruction of the Babri Mosque and the construction of a Rama temple, is described as being the place where Lord Rama is born. The essential story of the Ramayana speaks of Rama's renunciation of the throne, his exile in forest, the capture of Sita by the ruler of Lanka and Rama's successful war to rescue her from the Island fortress of Lanka, with the help of Hanuman and the Vanaras. Every facet of human life is described in this saga of which it is said "As long as the rivers flow and mountains stand, people will read the Ramayana and attain wisdom".
Correct Answer Sikhism emerged in the fifteenth century AD. The Sikhs had 10 gurus, the last of whom was Guru Gobind Singh, who lived in the time of the Mughal emperor Aurangazeb. Aurangazeb was a tyrant, and the two main centres of resistance to his power were the Marathas in the West of India and the Sikhs in the North. Though today in India Sikhs make up only about 2 percent of the population, they have made significant contributions to India's progress. The 'Green Revolution', by which India acquired self-sufficiency in food production, occured mainly in the Punjab. Sikhs have also rendered very good service in the Indian Army, perhaps because of their martial history. India has had some Sikhs in top positions, notably Giani Zail Singh as President and Dr. Manmohan Singh as Finance Minister.
Question: What are the gateways to the Buddhist Stupas called?
Correct Answer The 'Toranas' depict stories from the 'Jatakas'(Jatakas are the strories of Buddha's reincarnations). Sanchi is a place in central India which is famous for its stupas. These were built by the Emperor Ashoka the Great, after he converted to Buddhism. Another place famous for its stupas is Amravati.
Question: In the middle of which lake is the Golden Temple located?
Correct Answer 'Amrit Sarovar' literally means 'Pool of immortal nectar'. Its water is said to have extraordinary healing powers. The Golden temple(in Amritsar, Punjab) has the original 'Guru Granth Sahib' and is the most sacred temple of the Sikhs.
Question: Which Muslim saint lived in the place where Fatehpur Sikri was built?
Correct Answer The childless Mughal emperor, Akbar travelled to meet this saint and seek his blessings. Soon after that, he had a son. So, in honour of the great saint, he built an imperial city there - Fatehpur Sikri. Even today, childless Muslim women travel to the tomb of the saint in Fatehpur Sikri, to seek his blessings.
Correct Answer The Mahabharatha is one of the three major ancient Sanskrit epics of India, the others being the Ramayana and the Bhagavatam. Traditionally ascribed to Vyasa, it is the third longest literary epic poem in the world.The full version contains more than 100,000 verses (total over 200,000), and is around 2.5 million words long.It was Vedavyasa who narrated it and lord Ganesh wrote it down.