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Hindu picture quiz - 1

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By London Swaminathan
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Here is a picture of Indian postage stamps of poets and leaders of India. Can you answer the following questions? The questions in Tamil and English sections are entirely different. If you know both the languages, please try both of them.

1) Who was Vidyapati? What did he write?
2) Tamil poet Tiruvalluvar wrote Tirukkural. How many chapters are there in the book?
3) What goddess did Ramakrishna Paramahamsa worship? Where is that temple?
4) Picture number 4 shows Paramahamsa Yogananda. What was the title of the famous book that he wrote?
5) Picture 5 shows Sri Vallabhacharya. Where was he born? What did he teach?
6)Picture 7 shows Ananda Coomaraswamy. Mention the title of his well known book.
7) Picture 6 shows Swami Dayananda Saraswati. What was the name of the movement he started?
8) Rajaji published two Hindu books in abridged form? What were they?


Answers: 1) Vidyapati was a Maithili poet. He wrote poems on Radha and Krishna.2) Tiruvalluvar’s Tirukkural is divided into three sections and it has got 133 chapters (133X10= 1330 couplets) called Adhikarams 3) Sri Ramkrishna worshipped Goddess Kali in Dakshineswar temple 4) Yoganada’s book “ An autobiography of a Yogi” was sold in millions 5) Vallabha was born in Champaranya. He preached Sudha Advaita and he founded Pushti sect. 6)Ananda Coomaraswamy’s famous book was titled “The Dance of Shiva 7)Dayananda Saraswati founded Arya Samj 8) Rajaji wrote Ramayana and Mahabharata in abridged form.
By London Swaminathan [email protected]

Tamil Questions

ஸ்கோர்: 5க்கு மேல்: மிக நல்ல மதிப்பெண்
3-5 நல்ல மதிப்பெண்
3க்குக் கீழ்: சுகமில்லை, நீங்கள் நிறைய படிக்கவேண்டும்

1)வித்யாபதியை மைதிலி கவி கோகில் (கவிக்குயில்) என்று அழைப்பர். மைதிலி என்பது இந்தியாவின் எந்த பகுதியில் பேசப்படும் மொழி?
2)இந்தியாவுக்கு வெளியே ஒரு நாட்டின் தலைநகரில் திருவள்ளுவர் சிலை நிறுவப்பட்டுள்ளது. அந்த நகரம் எது?
3)ராமகிருஷ்ண பரமஹம்சரின் தாய் மொழி என்ன?
4) ஸ்ரீ பரமஹம்ச யோகானந்தா ஸ்தாபித்த சங்கத்துக்கு என்ன பெயர்?
5) வல்லபாசார்யாரின் தாய், தந்தை பெயர் என்ன?
6) ஆனந்த குமாரசாமி எந்த நாட்டில் பிறந்தார்?
7) சுவாமி தயானந்தர் எழுதிய புத்தகத்தின் பெயர் என்ன?
8)ராஜாஜி எழுதிய ஒரு தமிழ்ப்பாட்டு கர்நாடகசங்கீத வட்டாரத்தில் பரவலாகப் பாடப்படுகிறது. அது என்ன பாட்டு?


விடைகள்: 1)மிதிலை நகரில் பிறந்ததால் ராமனின் மனைவி சீதைக்கு மைதிலி என்று பெயர். இந்த நகரம் பீஹார் மாநிலத்தில் உள்ளது. மிதிலை முதல் நேபாள எல்லையிலுள்ள ஜனகபுரி வரை இந்த மொழி பிரசித்தம் 2) பிரிட்டனின் தலைநகரமான லண்டனில் பல்கலைக்கழக வளாகத்தில் வள்ளுவர் சிலை நிறுவப்படுள்ளது. இதன் படத்தை நமது பிளாக்கிலும் காணலாம் 3) ராமகிருஷ்ணர் கல்கத்தா அருகில் வசித்தார். அவர் பேசிய மொழி வங்காளி 4) யோகதா சத்சங் சொசைட்டி (ஒய் எஸ் எஸ்) 5)வல்லபரின் தாய் தந்தை பெயர்கள் இல்லம்மா, லெட்சுமண பட், பிறந்த வருடம் 1479 ஆம் ஆண்டு 6) குமாரசாமி பிறந்தது ஸ்ரீலங்காவில்/இலங்கையில், வளர்ந்தது இங்கிலாந்தில் 7) சுவாமி தயானந்தர் சத்யார்த்த ப்ரகாஷ் என்ற நூலை எழுதி வேதக் கருத்துக்களைப் பரப்பினார் 8) ராஜாஜி எழுதிய “குறையொன்றுமில்லை மறைமூர்த்தி கண்ணா”, எம்.எஸ். பாடி பிரபலமாகியது.

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samarapungavan

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Ramayana Quiz -1

1. Dasaratha had a daughter as per Valmiki. what is her name

2. Name the wife of Bharata

3. Name the wife of satrugna

4. Who is the brother of sage Agastya mentioned by Valmiki,. whom sri Rama visited in DandakAranya

5. Who is the brother of JatAyu, whom Hanuman and others meet ?

6. Who is the father of Hanuman ?

7. Ravana's ancestrage can be traced to this great sage. Who is he?

8. Name of Sugriva's wife?

9. Which Rishi's curse made VAli restrain him from entering the Rishyamuka parvata?

10. Which is the DivyadEsam where Sri Rama did penance before crossing the sea to LankA ?
 
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london swaminathan

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Dear Samarapungavan

Yours is a valuable addition to the Quiz Columns. So far I have done 11 different quiz post. More will be posted. Please publish the answers for your Ramayana Quizas well. It will be useful for our youngsters.
In fact I have a request from one of the websites for more Hindu Quiz exclusively for their site. They are Sanskrit lovers.
 
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samarapungavan

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thanks for the post. Pl find the answers.

1. Dasaratha had a daughter as per Valmiki. what is her name
ShAnthi

2. Name the wife of Bharata

MAndavi
3. Name the wife of satrugna
Shrutakeerthi

4. Who is the brother of sage Agastya mentioned by Valmiki,. whom sri Rama visited in DandakAranya
Sudarasana

5. Who is the brother of JatAyu, whom Hanuman and others meet ?
sampAthi

6. Who is the father of Hanuman ?
KESari

7. Ravana's ancestrage can be traced to this great sage. Who is he?
Pulastya

8. Name of Sugriva's wife?
RumA

9. Which Rishi's curse made VAli restrain him from entering the Rishyamuka parvata?
Mathanga

10. Which is the DivyadEsam where Sri Rama did penance before crossing the sea to LankA ?
ThiruppullAni
 
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samarapungavan

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Ramayana quiz -2

1. Who is the father of Kaikeyi

2. How is sage Rishysringa related to Dasaratha
3. Name Vasishta's son, who is present during Rama's Pattabishekam, and to whose wife, Sita gives
away all her Jewellery, before vanavAsam.
4.In which place does BharatA live along with RAmA's PAdukA during the 14 years of RAMA's vanavAsam?

5. Sita gives Hanuman one of her Jewels to be given to Rama. What's it?

6. Lakshmana is said to be an avatara of which devA?

7.Who among the VAnarAs is an avatArA of agni?

8. Who killed Indrajit in the war?

9. Who killed Kumbakarna?

10. Name of Vali's son?



Answers in the next post
 
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london swaminathan

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Hi Samrapungavan

You are doing a good job. I am very happy.
But if you want more access to your informative quiz, you may post it as a separate item in your name.
But I am happy to keep it as part of my quiz.
 
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samarapungavan

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Ok thanks Shri Swaminathan. i will start a new thread.

Regards
 
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samarapungavan

Guest
Answers:

1. Who is the father of Kaikeyi

aswapathi

2. How is sage Rishysringa related to Dasaratha
Son-in- Law

3. Name Vasishta's son, who is present during Rama's Pattabishekam, and to whose wife, Sita gives
away all her Jewellery, before vanavAsam.
Suyajna

4.In which place does BharatA live along with RAmA's PAdukA during the 14 years of RAMA's vanavAsam?

NandigRamam

5. Sita gives Hanuman one of her Jewels to be given to Rama. What's it?

Choodamani

6. Lakshmana is said to be an avatara of which devA?

Adiseshan

7.Who among the VAnarAs is an avatArA of agni?

Nila

8. Who killed Indrajit in the war?

Lakshmana

9. Who killed Kumbakarna?

Sri RAMA

10. Name of Vali's son?

Angada
 
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