Indian Culture General Studies MCQs

Q.  The Varkari sect in Maharashtra was founded by __?

a. Tukaram
b. Namdev
c. Visoba Khechar
d. Dhyaneshwar


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The sect is believed to have originated in Karnataka and migrated to Maharashtra later. The followers of the sect believe that Dnyaneshwar laid the foundation stone, which is evident from the saying “Dnyanadev rachila paya”
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MCQs:  Which of the following is/are example/examples of Rashtrakuta architecture? 1: Kailash Temple at Ellora 2: Virupaksha Temple 3: Brihadisvara temple at Thanjavur Select the correct option from codes given below:
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MCQs:  Consider the following statements about Pallava art and architecture: 1: Pallava art shows transition from rock cut monolithic structures to stone built temple 2: Kailasanathar Temple at Kanchipuram is an example of Pallava art and architecture Which of the above statements is/are correct?
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MCQs:  In the ancient Buddhist texts, who among the following is believed to be described as Nigantha Nataputta?
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MCQs:  Consider the following sites: 1: Apatani Cultural Landscape 2: Thembang Fortified Village 3: Moidams Which among the above is / are located in North East India?
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MCQs:  The Dongria Kondh tribe has recently won a heroic victory against mining giant Vedanta Resources in an iconic fight to save their sacred hills. The Dongria Kondh tribe are residents of _?
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MCQs:  The Pichhwai are: 1: intricate paintings which portray Lord Ram 2: mainly practised in the Mithila Region of Bihar Which of the above statements is/are correct?
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MCQs:  Recently, Narendra Modi Government installed plaque with the name and quote of which of the following personalities at cellular jail?
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