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  • Parikrama, an integral part of Hindu ritual, involves walking around a sacred object or place, as Ganesha (statue pictured) walked around Shiva in legend?

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Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  Govardhan Temple starting point of Govardhan Parikrama
  Parikrama by ISKCON devotees
  Bhutanese thanka of Mt. Meru and the Buddhist Universe, 19th century, Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa, Bhutan
  Ganesha statue in London at Diwali

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  Krishna lifting the Govardhana hill
  Buddhist monks and devotees , cicumbulating a stupa
  Parikrama by ISKCON devotees
  Parikrama by ISKCON devotees

Question 3: In the temple city of ________ in Uttar Pradesh, India, Panchkosi Parikrama is performed over a two day period.
Mathura, Uttar PradeshVaranasiAyodhyaHaridwar

Question 4: During the Narmada Parikrama, devotees have to pass through a place called Shulpaneshwar ki Jhari, a religious place in Gujarat with links dating back to the ________ epic story.
KrishnaBhagavad GitaMahabharataKurukshetra War

Question 5: Both are ________ words: Parikrama literally means "the path surrounding something" and Pradakshina literally means: to the right (Dakshina means right) representing Circumambulation (Sanskrit: Pradakshina; Tibetan: skor ba).
SanskritBuddhismPaliMantra

Question 6: What does the following picture show?

  Govardhan Temple starting point of Govardhan Parikrama
  Parikrama by ISKCON devotees
  Govardhan Temple starting point of Govardhan Parikrama
  Govardhan Temple starting point of Govardhan Parikrama

Question 7: It is said that Lord ________ asked his two sons to circumambulate the universe to gain worldly knowledge.
VishnuShivaHinduismGanesha

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  Parikrama by ISKCON devotees
  Ganesha statue in London at Diwali
  Bhutanese thanka of Mt. Meru and the Buddhist Universe, 19th century, Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa, Bhutan
  Buddhist monks and devotees , cicumbulating a stupa

Question 9: The legend says that the Pandavas returning victorious from ________ war were intercepted at Shulpaneswar by Eklavya and his group of tribal Bhils and looted them (Pandvaas) of all their belongings.
ArjunaKurukshetraKrishnaHastinapur

Question 10: With construction of the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat on the ________, the Shulpaneshwar Temple has submerged under the reservoir, necessitating the pilgrims to take a circuitous route to continue on their journey.
AgraMadhya PradeshNarmada RiverSatpura National Park







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