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Indian Culture General Knowledge Questions

Indian Culture & Heritage Multiple Choice Questions for State and UPSC Civil Services Examinations. Objective Questions on Indian Culture for competitive examinations.

1.

Apart from India, in which of the following two countries, Tamil is an official language?
[A]Mauritius and Malaysia
[B]Malaysia and Indonesia
[C]Sri Lanka and Mauritius
[D]Sri Lanka and Singapore

Sri Lanka and Singapore
Apart from India, Tamil is an official language in Sri Lanka and Singapore. In Malaysia and Mauritius, it is a recognized minority language.

2.

Historic Chandragiri Fort is located in which of the following states?
[A]Andhra Pradesh
[B]Karnataka
[C]Maharashtra
[D]Telangana

Andhra Pradesh
The historic Chandragiri Fort was venue of the 545th birth anniversary of Vijayanagara emperor Sri Krishnadevaraya in February 2016. The fort is under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and is located at Chandragiri, Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. A fort with same name is also located in Kasaragod District of Kerala.

3.

Sabarimala is located in which of the following states?
[A]Kerala
[B]Karnataka
[C]Andhra Pradesh
[D]Telangana

Kerala
Sabarimala is a Hindu pilgrimage centre located at the Periyar Tiger Reserve in the Western Ghat mountain ranges of Pathanamthitta District, Perunad grama panchayat in Kerala.

4.

The famous “Ganga Sagar Mela”, an annual fair is held in which state of India?
[A]Uttar Pradesh
[B]Bihar
[C]Jharkhand
[D]West Bengal

West Bengal
The Ganga Sagar Mela is a religious festival and second biggest fair of India after Kumbha Mela of India celebrated on Sagardwip (Sagar Island) in West Bengal state of India. The fair is a six-day fair held in the month of January and on the day of Makar Sankranti, a ritual of pilgrims taking bath in holy water and visiting nearby famous Kapil Muni Temple is performed.

5.

Ramman is a religious festival and ritual theatre of ____?
[A]Uttarkhand
[B]Uttar Pradesh
[C]West Bengal
[D]Madhya Pradesh

Uttarkhand
Ramman is a religious festival and ritual theatre of the Garhwal region, Uttarkhand. It is a festival of the Hindu community in the Saloor Dungra village in the Chamoli district of Uttarkhand. The festival and the eponymous art form are conducted as an offering to the village deity, Bhumiyal Devta.

6.

The famous Nabakalebara festival belongs to which of the following states?
[A]Rajasthan
[B]Odisha
[C]West Bengal
[D]Bihar

Odisha
Nabakalebara festival is an ancient ritual that is observed in most of the Jaganath temples, Odisha. In this festival, the idols of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra and Sudarshan are replaced by new idols. Nabakalebara is usually comes in every twelve to nineteen years based on the auspicious two months of Ashadha as per the Hindu calendar.

7.

Which among the following temples of India is known as Black Pagoda?
[A]Sun Temple, Konark
[B]Brihadeeswara Temple, Tanjore
[C]Lord Jagannath Temple, Puri
[D]Meenakshi Temple, Madurai

Sun Temple, Konark
Konark Sun Temple is a 13th century temple of Odisha, built by Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. It is also known as Black Pagoda. It’s a World Heritage Site. It is considered as architectural marvel for which Odisha, best known worldwide.

8.

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is associated with which one of the following cities?
[A]Kochi
[B]Pune
[C]Mumbai
[D]Mysore

Mumbai
The Kala Ghoda festival is a most prominent cultural event in Mumbai. The nine-day long festival is a prominent attraction for thousands of visitors from all over the country as well as from the world. Kala Ghoda festival is held annually in the months of January or February.

9.

Hanukkh, the festival of light is associated with which one of the following religions?
[A]Hindu
[B]Jewish
[C]Jain
[D]Christians

Jewish
Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, Feast of Dedication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according to the Hebrew calendar, which may occur at any time from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar.

10.

Who among the following was known as Bengal’s Greata Garbo?
[A]Suchitra Sen
[B]Amaravati
[C]Kanan Devi
[D]Bharathi Shirodkor

Show Answer Suchitra Sen Legendary actress Suchitra Sen, who was popularly known as Bengal’s Greata Garbo, died at the age of 82. Sen began her career with the Bengali film “Shesh Kothay” in 1952. She is well known for her role in Devdas and Aandhi. She was also the first Indian actress to be awarded at an international film festival-best actress award for “Saptapadi” at the Moscow film festival in 1963.

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