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  • Hindus often worship Krishna as the small child Bala Krishna (pictured), crawling on his hands and knees with a lump of butter in his hands?

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Question 1: Its is believed that ________, a huge monster, was killed when the baby Krishna sucked her life from her by taking the poisoned breast she offered him.
PutanaBhagavad GitaVishnuHindu mythology

Question 2: Main altar of the temple is dedicated to Bala Krishna and it is one of the few temples where stories of ________ were carved on the walls of the temple and its main tower.
PuranasAgni PuranaBhavishya PuranaBhagavata Purana

Question 3: [7] Other notable image is murti of Bala Krishna worshiped by ________ in his Sri Krishna Matha of Udupi.
JayatirthaDvaita literatureRaghavendra SwamiMadhvacharya

Question 4: The historical fusion of Krishna with ________ involved a transfer of many of Vishnu's epithets, as well as his functions, to Krishna.
RamaVishnuVishnu sahasranamaAvatar

Question 5: Other monotheist traditions are ________ and Cult of Gopala, that along with Cult of Krishna-Vasudeva form the basis of the current tradition of the monotheistic Krishna religion.
KrishnaismSvayam BhagavanBhagavataVaishnavism

Question 6: [8] Legend has it that this was the very same murti which wife of ________, Rukmini, had worshipped.
KrishnaVyasaBalaramaBhagavad Gita

Question 7: To the amazement of all in each there was confined a deity form, one of Krishna and one of ________, the deity of Krishna with a churner in his hand was called Bala Krishna and was installed in the main Udupi shrine.
BalaramaDurvasaVyasaBhagavad Gita

Question 8: The sacred lamps at this statue of Bala Krishna recovered from the sea in 14th century were lit by ________ himself and are being kept burning as a part of the ritual continuously, and that is for the last 700 years.
JayatirthaMadhvacharyaRaghavendra SwamiDvaita literature

Question 9: Currently it is a popular deity among many Hindu followers of various traditions in the West, including ________.
Chaitanya MahaprabhuBhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati ThakuraA. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami PrabhupadaInternational Society for Krishna Consciousness

Question 10: [9] Ever since the image was installed, ________ has been steadily gaining in importance as a centre of pilgrimage.
Udupi CityUdupi districtKarnatakaMangalore


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