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Which one of the following statements about the Elephanta Island is correct?

A) It was given its name by the British after a large elephant structure located there. B) It contains one large cave.
C) It is well-known for a spectacular carving of Vishnu described in the Vishnudharmottara Purana. D) It is associated with the Pashupata sect.

Answer:   B) It contains one large cave.



Explanation:

The Elephanta Caves are located in Western India on Elephanta Island (otherwise known as the Island of Gharapuri), which features two hillocks separated by a narrow valley. The name Ardhanarishvara (famous statue of Elephanta) means the Lord Who is half woman, Ardhanarishvara is also known by other names. The Gupta-era writer Pushpadanta in his Mahimnastava refers to form as dehardhaghatana. Utpala, commenting on the Brihat Samhita, calls this form Ardha-gaurishvara, the Vishnudharmottara Purana simply calls this form Gaurishvara.Buddhist caves in Elephants and the caves built by the followers of Pashupata cult (a Shaivite Hinduschool).The island and its resident caves received the name 'Elephanta' from Portuguese invaders after the discovery of a black stone sculpture of an elephant on the island.

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The longitudes of main land of India extends between __________.

A) 68°7' E and 97°25' E B) 68°7' W and 97°25' W
C) 68°7' N and 97°25' N D) 68°7' S and 97°25' S
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 68°7' E and 97°25' E

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Shiva cave is located in _____.

A) Ajanta Caves B) Ellora Caves
C) Elephanta Caves D) Badami Caves
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Elephanta Caves

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Which city is located on the banks of the river Narmada?

A) Bharuch B) Bhopal
C) Nagpur D) Kota
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Bharuch

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Humayun’s Tomb is located in ___________.

A) Delhi B) Agra
C) Gwalior D) Jaipur
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Delhi

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What is the Capital of Telangana State?

A) Hyderabad B) Secunderabad
C) Vijayanagara D) Visakhapatnam
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Hyderabad

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Anamalai Tiger Reserve is in which state?

A) Telangana B) Madhya Pradesh
C) Tamil Nadu D) Kerala
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Tamil Nadu

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Which of these is not a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

A) Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra B) Red Fort, New Delhi
C) Victoria Memorial, Kolkata D) Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

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Buland Darwaza is located in?

A) West Bengal B) Gujarat
C) Uttar Pradesh D) Tamil Nadu
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Uttar Pradesh

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