Buildings, Paintings and Books - Questions
Q1. Fill in the blanks.
i. _____________was a great astronomer.
ii. Stories about gods and goddesses are found in the____________.
iii. __________is recognised as the author of the Sanskrit Ramayana.
iv. _________________and __________________are two Tamil epics.
v. Both the Puranas and the Mahabharata are supposed to have been compiled by_________.
vi. Stories from the ________were often shown on the railings of stupas and in paintings in places such as Ajanta.
i. The Mahabharata is about a war fought between the Kauravas and Pandavas, who were cousins. _________
ii. Bhagavad Gita was included in the Ramayana. _________
iii. Kannagi, the wife of Kovalan, mentioned in the Silappadikara, destroyed the city of Madurai. _________
iv. Devotees walked around the stupa, in an anticlockwise direction, as a mark of devotion. ___________
Q3. What does the word stupa mean?
Q4. Who wrote Ramayana?
Q5. Who composed Silapadikaram?
Q6. What was the capital of Kosala?
Q7. What are the two great sanskrit epics of India?
Q8. Name two Tamil epics.
Q9. What do you understand by Mandapa?
Q10. Who use to decide to build the stupas and temples?
Q11. What do you understand by the term Garbhagriha?
Q12. What is Pradakshina patha?
Q13. In which language were Puranas written?
Q14. Who wrote Meghaduta?
Q15. Where and by whom paper was invented?
Q16. What colors were used in Ajanta cave paintings?
Q17. Whose name is inscribed on the iron pillar at Mehrauli, Delhi?
Q18. What is Bhitargaon Temple known for?
Q19. What is Shikhara?
Q20. What are the various kinds of stupas?