(a) two major rites of Saktism
(b) two main divisions of Tantrism
(c) male and female members of Virasaivism
(d) priests of Gorakhnathis
The gentle forms of Siva’s consort are
(i) Padma
(ii) Parvati
(iii) Durga
(iv) Uma
(v) Gauri
(vi) Bhairavi
Select the answer from the codes below:
(a) i, iii, v and vi
(b) i, ii, iv and v
(c) ii, iv, v and vi
(d) iii, iv, v, and vi
Brahmasutra or Vedantasutra, the basic text of Vedanta philosophy
composed between 200 and 450 AD, is attributed to
(a) Bhatruhari
(b) Kapila
(c) Badarayana
(d) Patanjali
Consider the following two statements-one labelled as Assertion (A) and the
other labelled as Reason (R):
Assertion (A): The worship of the three emanations of Sankarshana,
Pradyumna and Aniruddha declined from the Gupta period.
Reason (R): The concept of Vishnu’s incarnations became popular and
dominated Vaishnavism during the Gupta age.
In the context of the above two statements which one of the following is
(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
(b) Both A and R are true but R is net the correct explanation of A.
(c) A is true but R is false.
(d) A is false but R is true.