Somnath Temple Quiz: How Much You Know About Somnath Temple?

Questions : 12 | Total Attempts: 469 | Recent Updated: 23-Jan-2022
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The glory of Somnath-Jyotirlinga situated in the holy Prabhas area has been described in detail in Mahabharata, Shrimad Bhagwat, and Skanda Purana. Soma is also the name of Chandra dev. He had done penance here considering Lord Shiva as his Nath-swami, hence its name became 'Somnath'. It is said that the Shivling in the temple of Somnath was situated in the air. It was a matter of curiosity. According to experts, it was a unique piece of architecture. Its Shivling was situated in the air with the power of the magnet. It is said that Mahmud Ghaznabi was stunned to see this. Attacked it many times. But this temple is still spreading its huge aura. Let's know more about Somnath Temple.

Questions Excerpt


1. Out of the 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva, which order of Jyotirlinga is located in Somnath temple?

A. First Jyotirlinga

B. Second Jyotirlinga

C. Thursday Jyotirlinga

D. Five Jyotirlinga

2. The world-famous Somnath temple is situated on the side of the beach in which place of Gujarat?

A. Girnar

B. Prabhas Patan

C. Kutch

D. None of these

3. Shri Somnath Temple was first built by the king of which dynasty?

A. Solanki dynasty

B. Maurya dynasty

C. Chalukya Dynasty

D. Pratihar dynasty

4. Which traveler has mentioned first Shree Somnath Temple in his travelogue?

A. Ibn Battuta

B. Paheliyan

C. Megasthanij

D. Al-Biruni

5. The Somnath temple is characterized by which type of architecture style?

A. Solanki style

B. Chalukyan Style

C. Both of the above

D. Kalinga Style

6. In which year did Mahmud of Ghazni raid the temple of Somanatha and broke the idol?

A. 1024

B. 1026

C. 1028

D. 1030

7. Which king got it rebuilt after Mahmud's temple was demolished and plundered?

A. Raja Bhoj

B. Raja Bhimdev

C. Both of the above

D. None of these

8. In which year did Siddhraj Jaisingh also co-operate in the re-construction of the temple?

A. 1093

B. 1095

C. 1096

D. 1099

9. Somnath temple was demolished twice during the period of Muslim cruel emperor Aurangzeb in...

A. 1st 1663 & 2nd 1706

B. 1st 1760 & 2nd 1806

C. 1st 1690 & 2nd 1696

D. 1st 1560 & 2nd 1606

10. Who took the pledge to build a new temple after India's independence?

A. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

B. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

C. Dr Rajendra Prasad

D. Narendra Modi

11. Who was chosen as the architect and thus the present-day Somnath temple came into being?

A. Prabhashankar Sompura

B. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

C. Mahatma Gandhi

D. Jawaharlal Nehru

12. Who was the chairman of the current Somnath trust?

A. Narendra Modi

B. Ram Nath kovind

C. Amit Shah

D. None of these

 

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