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Indian Art & Culture :

Traditional New Year Festivals

Consider the following statements:

  1. Gudhi Padwa is a spring-time festival that marks the traditional New Year for Marathi and Konkani Hindus.
  2. Cheti Chand is a festival that marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year for Sindhi Hindus.
  3. Navreh is a Hindu Festival, which is celebrated by the Kashmiri Pandits as the New Year's Day.
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Namda

Namda is a type of traditional carpet making art made from sheep wool. In which of the following Indian State/UT does this art belong to?


ChapcharKut Festival

In which of the following state, ChapcharKut Festival is being celebrated annually?


Kambala

Consider the following statements with reference to the traditional buffalo race Kambala:

  1. Kambala is a traditional buffalo race in paddy fields filled with slush and mud which generally takes place in coastal Karnataka (Udupi and Dakshina Kannada) from November to March.
  2. There are three types of Kambala: Bare Kambala, Pokare Kambala and Arasu Kambala.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/ are correct?


The Sun Temple Of Konark

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Sun Temple of Konark exhibits the traditional Odisha style of architecture, also known as Kalinga architecture, on a grand scale.
  2. The temple has been declared a world heritage site by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1984.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


Chindu Yakshaganam

Consider the following statements:

  1. Chindu Yakshaganam, a.k.a Chindu Bhagavatam is a form of theatre practised by members of the Chindu Madiga community.
  2. The ancient art form which is a traditional theatre form, developed in Telangana, combines dance, music, dialogues between the characters, costume, make-up, and stage techniques with a unique style and form and such was the aura of these artists.
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Brihadeshwara Temple

Consider the following statements with reference to the Brihadeshwara Temple:

  1. Built by Tamil king Rajendra Chola I, Brihadishvara Temple is dedicated to Shiva and located in South bank of Vaigai River In Tamil Nadu.
  2. The temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Great Living Chola Temples", along with Brihadeeswarar Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Airavatesvara temple.

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Nagoba Jatara Festival

Consider the following statements with reference to the Nagoba Jatara Festival:

  1. It is the second biggest tribal carnival and celebrated by Mesaram clan of Gond tribes.
  2. The Gusadi Dance performance by dancers from the Gond tribe is a major special attraction of the event.
  3. The ceremony of Betal puja, which involves display of martial art, constitutes the last of the rituals in the event.
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Jallikuttu

Consider the following statements with reference to the Jallikuttu:

  1. Jallikattu is a traditional bull-chasing sport of Tamil Nadu which is organised during the harvest festival Pongal.
  2. Manju Virattu, Vaeli Virattu and Vadam Manju Virattu three versions of Jallikattu, which take place throughout the Tamil Nadu.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


Classical Languages Of India

Consider the following statements with reference to the classical language of India:

  1. The norms for according status of classical language are that the language should have a recorded history of more than 1500 years with ancient valuable literature recorded in it.
  2. Three of the six present classical languages belong to the Dravidian language family.
  3. In 2004, Sanskrit became the first language to get the status of classical language in India.

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