SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-3

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    Who of the following shared the hardship of penance for six years with Mahavira during his search for ultimate knowledge?

    A)  Ajita Kesakambalin       

    B)  Paduka Katyayana

    C)  Purana Kassapa

    D)         Gosala Mankhaliputta

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Gosala Mankhaliputta or Makkhali Gosala was an ascetic teacher of ancient India. He was a contemporary of Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, and of Mahavira, the last and 24th Tirthankara of Jainism. The Bhagavati Sutra states that Gosala became Mahavira's disciple three years after the start of Mahavira's asceticism, and travelled with him for the next six years.

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