Paths to the Divine
Tribal societies had rich oral traditions. True
Pulaiyar and the Panars were the caste of barahamans.
Abhang is a Marathi devotional hymn. True
Guru Granth Sahib, the holy scripture of
the Hindu. False
All of Nanak’s compositions were compiled by
Guru Arjan in 1604.True
By the word "MAYA" Shankara meant
The doctrine of vishishtadvaita was
propounded by sankracharya. False
Q2. Fill in the blanks
Shankara was an advocate of Advaita.
Ramanuja was influenced by the Alvars.
Prabhu and Akkamahadevi were advocates of Virashaivism.
was an important centre of the Bhakti tradition in Maharashtra.
In the process, local myths and legends
became a part of the Puranic stories.
Alvars’ songs were compiled in the Divya
Nayanars saints were devoted to Shiva
and Alvars saints were devoted to Vishnu.
Bhakti and Sufi movements have evolved since
the eighth century.
Q3. Who translated the bible into german language?
Q4. What is the new name of dharmsal?
Q5. How many Alvars were there?
were 12 Alvars.
Q6. How many Nayanars were there?
were 63 Nayanars.
Q7. What is Abhang?
Abhang is a Marathi devotional hymn.
Q8. What is Langar?
Langar means common kitchen.
Q9. Where is the Vitthala temple located?
is a form of Vishnu temple located in Pandharpur.
Q10. What is Guru Granth Sahib?
Guru Granth Sahib is the holy scripture of the Sikhs.
Q11. Who were Sufis?
Sufis were Muslim mystics.
Q12. Name any two great Sufis of
Q13. What was known as dharmsal?
The sacred space created by Guru Nanak was known as dharmsal.
Q14. Who composed Ramcharitmanas?
Ans. Tulsidas composed the Ramcharitmanas in
Q15. Name the holy law developed by Muslim scholars.
scholars developed a holy law called Shariat.
Q16. What is Hagiographies?
Hagiographies are religious biographies of the Alvars and Nayanars.
Q17. What are namghars?
are houses of recitation and prayer, a practice that continues to date.
Q18. Which is the earliest example of Tamil literature, composed
during the early centuries of the Common Era?
Q19. Name the two sets of compilations of Nayanar’s songs.
There are two sets of compilations of their songs – Tevaram and Tiruvacakam.
Q20. What does khanqah or hospice mean?
Ans. Khanqah or hospice means house of rest for
travellers, especially one kept by a religious order.