Renaissance of Kerala Model Questions and answers for preparing PSC and other Competitive Examinations.


1. Who composed the ‘Nava Manjari’ or nine stanzas in dedication to Chattambi Swami?
Answer: Sree Narayana Guru

2. Sree Narayana Guru chose Varkala as the centre of his public activity in .........?
Answer: 1904

3. Which was the last temple to be consecrated by Sree Narayana Guru?
Answer: Kalavankode, 1924

4. Who proposed three essential steps for social progress, namely organization, education and industrial development?
Answer: Sree Narayana Guru

5. Who raised the inspiring exhortation of ‘Get freedom through education’?
Answer: Sree Narayana Guru

6. Which great poet of Kerala set up a tile factory in Aluva?
Answer: Kumaran Asan

7. ‘Thrive through industry’ was the exhortation of .........?
Answer: Sree Narayana Guru

8. In which year Sree Narayana Guru held an All Religions Conference at Advaitasram, Aluva?
Answer: 1924

9. Sree Narayana Guru passed away in 1928 at the age of .........?
Answer: 74

10. In which year was the Aruvippuram Sivalinga Prathishta?
Answer: 1888

11. Who was the author of ‘Sivayoga Rahasyam’?
Answer: Brahmananda Sivayogi

12. Sivayoga Rahasyam was published in .........?
Answer: 1893

13. Which social reformer of Malabar was the Contemporary of Sree Narayana Guru?
Answer: Brahmananda Sivayogi

14. Who was the author of ‘Jnana Kummi and Pillathalolippu’?
Answer: Brahmananda Sivayogi

15. Who was the author of the works ‘Daivadasakam, Daivachinthanam, Sivasathakam, Guhashtakam, Vinayakashtakam, and Devisthavam’?
Answer: Sree Narayana Guru


16. Which social reformer ridiculed the sages who live in the forest with long hair and beard and also the wandering saffron-clad ascetics who, do it for the needs of their bowels (Udaranimitham)?
Answer: Brahmananda Sivayogi

17. Who established the new religion called ‘Anandamatha’?
Answer: Brahmananda Sivayogi

18. Which social reformer of Kerala encouraged atheistic religions?
Answer: Brahmananda Sivayogi

19. Who wrote the book ‘Vigraharadhana Khandanam’ to oppose the practice of idol worship in temples?
Answer: Brahmananda Sivayogi

20. Who established ‘Ananda Yogasalas’ for the practicing and popularizing Raja Yoga?
Answer: Brahmananda Sivayogi

21. Who rejected caste system and argued that there is only one caste called ‘Anandajathi’?
Answer: Brahmananda Sivayogi

22. ‘A cow has the traits of a cow, so human beings caste is humanism’ – Whose words are these?
Answer: Sree Narayana Guru

23. Who said ‘There is no use for caste. It curtails man’s freedom; destroys his intelligence’?
Answer: Sree Narayana Guru

24. Who was the author of ‘Moksha Pradeepam’?
Answer: Brahmananda Sivayogi

25. Who upheld Raja Yoga as the means for an individual to attain salvation?
Answer: Brahmananda Sivayogi

26. Who established ‘Atmavidyasangham’?
Answer: Vagbhatananda

27. Which organization campaigned against drug abuse and caste system?
Answer: Atmavidyasangham

28. Which social reformer of Kerala is credited with linking caste and religious reformation with that of nationalist movement?
Answer: Vagbhatananda





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