UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-8

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    Which of the following statement is correct about Sattriya dance?
    1. It is a dance form of Odisha.
    2. It was introduced by the Vaishnava Saint Mahapurusha Sankaradeva.
    3. It has been notified by UNESCO as a 'dance of the century' in the year 2015.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A)  Only 1                

    B)                     Only 2

    C)  Only 3                

    D)                     All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] The Sattriya dance form was introduced in the 15th century AD by the great Vaishnava saint and reformer of Assam, Mahapurusha Sankaradeva as a powerful medium for propagation of the Vaishnava faith. The dance form evolved and expanded as a distinctive style of dance later on. This neo-Vaishnava treasure of Assamese dance and drama has been, for centuries, nurtured and preserved with great commitment by the Sattras i.e. Vaishnava maths or monasteries. Because of its religious character and association with the Sattras. this dance style has been aptly named Sattriya.

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