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NCERT 6th Class (CBSE) Social Science: Flowering of Culture and Science

NCERT 6th Class (CBSE) Social Science: Flowering of Culture and Science

Question: When was the Iron Pillar made?

Answer: It was made about 1500 years ago.

Question: Mention the most striking feature of the Iron Pillar.

Answer: The Pillar has not rusted in all these years.

Question: What do you mean by the word ‘Stupa’?

Answer: The word Stupa means a mound. It is a Buddhist religious building.

Question: Why did devotees walk around the stupa in a clockwise direction?

Answer: They did so to show their devotion.

Question: Why was Amaravati famous?

Answer: Amaravati was a place where a magnificent stupa once existed.

Question: Marne the deities worshipped in the earliest Hindu temples.

Answer: Vishnu, Shiva and Durga.

Question: What was the garbhagriha?

Answer: It was a room in the temple during this period.

Question: Why was the garbhagriha so important?

Answer: The image of the chief deity was place in the garbhagriha. Also, the priests performed religious rituals here.

Question: What was the shikhara?

Answer: It was a tower built on the top of the garbhagriha to mark this out as a sacred place.

Question: What do you know about the monolithic temples at Mahabalipuram?

Answer: Each of these temples was carved out of a huge, single piece of stone.

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