Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Paramahansa Mandali”:
1.It was founded by the Dadoba Pandurang and Mehtaji Durgaram.
2.The ideology of the society was closely linked to that of the Manav Dharma Sabha.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: Paramahansa Mandali: Founded in 1849 in Maharashtra, the founders of the Paramahansa Mandali—Dadoba Pandurang, Mehtaji Durgaram and others—began as a secret society that worked to reform Hindu religion and society in general.

  • The ideology of the society was closely linked to that of the Manav Dharma Sabha.
  • Besides believing that one god should be worshipped, the society also said real religion is based on love and moral conduct.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT