Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Be A Patriot..India Quiz

Do you know?

The Game of Snakes and Ladders originated in India as a game based on morality called Vaikuntapaali or Paramapada Sopanam (the ladder to salvation).
During colonial rule it made its way to Engaland and eventually to US,where it was modified and renamed Chutes and Ladders.
The game was played widely in ancient India by the name of Moksha Patamu. The game was also called "Leela" - and reflected the Hinduism consciousness around everyday life.

It is said that Moksha Patamu was invented by Hindu spiritual teachers to teach children about the effects of good deeds as opposed to bad deeds. The ladders represented virtues such as generosity, faith and humility, and the snakes represented lust, anger, murder, theft, etc. The moral of the game was that a person can attain salvation (Moksha) through performing good deeds whereas by doing evil one takes rebirth in lower forms of life (Patamu). The number of ladders was less than the number of snakes as a reminder that treading the path of good is very difficult compared to committing sins. Presumably the number "100" represented Moksha (Salvation).

Read Snakes and ladders in Wiki and List of Indian Inventions and Discoveries

Now Today's Question

Identify all the pics and what is the connect??
Answer:UNESCO World Heritage sites (Fully Cracked by Kamal Rathi,see his comments for details)


Kaushik said...

From top to bottom


2, Humayun's tomb

3. Basilica of Bom Jesus

4. Darjeeling Toy Train

5. Ajanta caves

All UNESCO Heritage sites

Kamal Rathi said...

1.KOnark Temple
2.Humayun's Tomb
3.Basilica of Bom Jesus
4.Mountain railways of India
5.Ajanta Caves

Connect: UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India

varun said...

1] khajuraho
2]humayun's tomb
3]bascilica of bom jesus,goa
4]nilgiri mountain railway
5]ajanta caves

all unesco world heritage sites ..

on state bifurcation..absolute no NEED..the pace with which they r coming up with new states the day is not far when bharat would be called"THE UNITED STATES OF INDIA"

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