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Notes on Buildings, Paintings and Books for Class 6

1. Answers the questions:
  1. Where is the iron pillar located?
  2. Ans. Iron pillar is located at Mehrauli in Delhi.

  3. In which shape, the stupas were built?
  4. Ans. The stupas were round in shape or dome shaped.

  5. What is a relic casket?
  6. Ans. A relic casket is a small box that contains the bodily remains of Lord Buddha and his followers, placed at the center of the stupa.

  7. Name the two popular Hindu epics.
  8. Ans. Mahabharata and Ramayana

  9. In which language, the two epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata, were originally written?
  10. Ans.Sanskrit

  11. Name the two popular preserved collection of stories that are told by ordinary people.
  12. Ans. Jakatas (popularly known as Jataka Tales) and Panchatantra

  13. Who is the author of Aryabhatiyam?
  14. Ans. The ancient mathematician and astronomer named Aryabhatta.
2. Match the following:

     Col A                              Col B
(i) Stupa                           Place where the image of the main deity is installed (iv)

(ii) Shikara                       Mound (i)

(iii) Mandapa                   Circular path around the stupa (v)

(iv) Garbhagriha              Place in temples where people could assemble (iii)

(v) Pradakshina patha     Tower (ii)

3. Fill in the blanks:

(a) Aryabhatta was a great astronomer.

(b) Stories about gods and goddesses are found in Puranas.

(c) Valmiki is recognised as the author of Sanskrit Ramayana.

(d) Silappadikaram and Manimekalai are two Tamil epics.

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