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Kashmir Quiz Teaser
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Here is a quick start quiz for your facts on Kashmir. Very basic – must know for all Kashmiris.
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Question 1 of 5
According to folk etymology, present-day Kashmir was formerly aCorrect
In the Rajatarangini, a history of Kashmir written by Kalhana in the mid-12th century, it is stated that the valley of Kashmir was formerly a lake. According to Hindu mythology, the lake was drained by the great rishi or sage, Kashyapa, son of Marichi, son of Brahma, by cutting the gap in the hills at Baramulla (Varaha-mula).Incorrect
Question 2 of 5
Kashmir’s old capital, Shrinagari, was first founded byCorrect
During the reign of Ashoka (304–232 BCE), Kashmir became a part of the Maurya Empire and Buddhism was introduced in Kashmir. During this period and the city of Srinagari (Srinagar) were built.Incorrect
Question 3 of 5
According to legend, Jammu was founded by in the 14th century BC byCorrect
During one of his hunting campaigns he reached the Tawi River where he saw a goat and a lion drinking water at the same place. The king was impressed and decided to set up a town after his name, Jamboo.Incorrect
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In 326 BCE, Porus asked Abisares, the king of Kashmir, to aid him against —————- in the Battle of Hydaspes. After Porus lost the battle, Abhisares submitted to the king by sending him treasure and elephants.Correct
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Islamic preacher —————– who is traditionally revered by Hindus as Nund Rishi, combined elements of Kashmir Shaivism with Sufi mysticism in his discourses.Correct