Odisha History and Religious Architecture Quiz
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Odisha History and Religious Architecture Quiz

Test your knowledge of Odisha's history and religious architecture with this quiz. Explore the cultural significance of the Gajapati dynasty, the construction of the Jagannath Temple at Puri, and the influence of Lord Vishnu worship in the region.

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Questions and Answers

The Jagannath Temple at Puri is dedicated to Jagannath, a form of ______.

Vishnu

Jagannath, meaning lord of the world, is a form of ______.

Vishnu

Lord Shiva was widely worshipped in Odisha until the rise of the Ganga dynasty. Anantavarman Chodagangadeva, a Ganga ruler, rose to prominence in the eleventh century. He built a large number of ______ temples.

Vishnu

Jagannath is believed to have been a tribal deity who came to be identified with Lord ______.

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The idols in the Jagannath Temple are actually roughly carved logs of wood on which large eyes are painted, and stumps are attached to represent ______.

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Study Notes

The Jagannath Temple at Puri

  • Dedicated to Jagannath, a form of Lord Vishnu.
  • Jagannath means "lord of the world" and is a form of Lord Vishnu.

Early Worship in Odisha

  • Lord Shiva was widely worshipped in Odisha until the rise of the Ganga dynasty.

Ganga Dynasty and Temple Construction

  • Anantavarman Chodagangadeva, a Ganga ruler, rose to prominence in the 11th century.
  • He built a large number of Shiva temples.

Origin of Jagannath

  • Jagannath is believed to have been a tribal deity.
  • Jagannath came to be identified with Lord Vishnu.

Idols in the Jagannath Temple

  • The idols are actually roughly carved logs of wood.
  • Large eyes are painted on the logs.
  • Stumps are attached to the logs to represent arms and legs.

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