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held in Mandi Shivaratri Fair Mandi, India, Hindu religiosity is the theme that establishes synthesis of the worship by Vishnu and Shiva cults?
one of the
, the earliest known references to Karnataka name of an Indian state, is found in the ancient Hindu epic Mahabharata?
poetry of the
Hindu female-saint reflects the compromise between her devotion to husband and patron-god Bahinabai Vithoba?
as the result of a deal before the
, 2000 general election Paul Bérenger became the first non- Hindu Prime Minister of Mauritius in 2003?
according to different versions of his legend,
Hindu cattle-god was killed by either a Bir Kuar tigress, seven witches, Mughal soldiers, or his own sister?
Hindu legend, the yogi taught his disciple Visoba Khechara Namdev the omnipresence of God by magically filling a whole temple with lingas—the symbols of god Shiva (pictured)?
Hindu tradition, donation of a in kamandalu funeral rituals ensures the deceased has ample drinking water in his after-life journey?
Hindu god Shiva is worshipped in form of a navel-shaped lingam at temple?
Hindu shrine Tungnath (pictured) is closed during winter and a symbolic image of the temple's presiding deity is moved to Mukunath, 19 km (12 mi) away?
the defeat of
Vijayanagara Empire at the in Battle of Talikota 1565 ended one of the last great Hindu kingdoms in South India?
the image of
Hindu deity Hanuman (pictured) reportedly came alive and moved when installed at the ?
Hanuman temple in Sarangpur while the rest of
India worships the Hindu wealth-goddess Lakshmi, Bengalis venerate the fearsome goddess Kali (pictured) today on ?
Kali Puja the
started in response to the allegations by September 2008 attacks on Christians in Mangalore Bajrang Dal that the New Life Fellowship Church was indulging in forcible conversion of Hindus?
Mahishya caste is one of the predominant Hindu castes in West Bengal, India?
Vedic Mathematics genre was revived after Hindu Shankaracharya rediscovered it in the form of sixteen Jagadguru Swami Sri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji Maharaja sutras?
Purna-Kalasha (pictured), worshipped by Hindus as the Divine Mother, symbolizes Mother Earth with her water, minerals and vegetation?
a version of the traditional
Bengali , the panjika Hindu astrological almanac, comes with an interactive CD-ROM?
was the first Rana Bhagwandas Hindu to serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan?
, a Arumuga Navalar Hindu revivalist, also helped translate the Bible into Tamil?
taught at Bhudev Mukhopadhyay Hindu, Muslim and Christian schools?
was a Jogendra Nath Mandal Hindu politician who served as the first Minister for Law and Labour of the Muslim state of Pakistan?
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?
Hindus believe that god Vishnu falls asleep in the cosmic ocean of milk on the cosmic serpent, for a period of four months on the day of ?
Arya Samaj spearheaded the 19th-century , cow protection movement Hindu opposition to Muslim cow sacrifice, leading to violent riots spreading all across India?
Hindu pilgrims to in Pushkar Lake Rajasthan, India, considered it lucky to be devoured by the crocodiles there?
became the first Palwankar Vithal Dalit cricketer to captain the Hindus team in the Bombay Quadrangular cricket competition, a milestone in the Hindu society's struggle against caste discrimination?
, an integral part of Parikrama Hindu ritual, involves walking around a sacred object or place, as Ganesha (statue pictured) walked around Shiva in legend?
was one of the first Swami Rama Tirtha Hindu swamis to teach Vedanta in the West?
, an 18th century Vijaya Dasa Hindu saint from the Karnataka Haridasa tradition, composed about 25,000 devotional songs in the Kannada language?
established Siba Singha Shaktism, a Hindu sect, as the major religion in Assam in the early 18th century?
in the religion Western Ganga Dynasty included influences from Jainism and the Hindu sects Shaivism, Vedic Brahminism and Vaishnavism?
, on Prambanan Java, is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia?
, before becoming the leading disciple of Rajarsi Janakananda Hindu Guru Paramahansa Yogananda, was a self-made American millionaire named James Jesse Lynn?
" is a Hindu Taliban pejorative term used by some tolerant or "secular" Hindus to describe the supporters of the Hindutva movement?
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Question 1: It was only towards the end of the 18th century that the European merchants and colonists referred collectively to the followers of ________ in Hindustan—which geographically referred to most parts of the northern Indian subcontinent—as Hindus.
Question 2: Commonly this swa-dharma or varna is misunderstood as ________, the class identity in Hindu society.
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Question 4: ________ is an important connection for a Hindu to his religious and historical heritage.
Question 5: [13 ] ________'s commentaries on the Upanishads led to the rise of , the most influential sub-school of Advaita Vedanta Vedanta.
Question 6: The most famous is at the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna in ________ which is known as "Sangam".
Question 7: This conceptualization of Hinduism, has led to establishment of [21 ] Hindutva as the dominant force in ________ over the last century.
Question 8: Perhaps the most popular Hindu scripture is the ________, depicting a civil war within a family that takes on dimensions of the struggle between dharma and adharma.
Question 9: The [11 ] are the oldest sacred books of Hinduism and lay the foundation of several schools of Hindu thought. ________
Question 10: One of the accepted views is that ism was added to Hindu around ________ to denote the culture and religion of the high-caste Brahmans in contrast to other religions.