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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Onam Festival : Know About Your Festivals Quiz

1. Onam is the harvesting festival and marks the home-coming of which mythical demon King?

King Mahakaal
King Mahabali
King Maharana
King Mahavajirao
2. For how many days Onam festival is celebrated?
One
Three
Seven
Ten
3. Onam, an ancient Hindu festival that celebrates rice harvest, is celebrated in which state of India ?
Kerala
Karnataka
Tamilnadu
Andhra Pradesh
4. Onam is celebrated by Malayalis during the month of Chingam, the first month in the Malayalam calendar. What is the name of the Malayalam calendar?
Mallavarsham
Keravarsham
Matsyavarsham
Kollavarsham
5. The word Onam is originated from the Sanskrit word Shravanam which refers to one of the 27 Nakshatars or constellations. In South India, Thiru is used for anything associated with the Lord Vishnu and it is believed that ____________ is the Nakshatra of Lord Vishnu who pressed the King Mahabali to the underworld with his foot.
Pooradam
Thiruvonam
Vishakam
Thriketa
6. Onam is celebrated to honour the home-coming of a mythical-demon king Mahabali. Mahabali was a demon but he was known for being generous and kind-hearted. Gods were very insecure about the popularity of the demon king and so, they asked help from Lord Vishnu. As, Mahabali worshipped Lord Vishnu so, Vishnu told Gods that he would aid them but did not involve in a battle with Mahabali. Lord Vishnu transformed into a dwarf Brahmin and went to Mahabali's kingdoms, asking for three wishes. He asked Mahabali for property right over a piece of land which measured 'three paces'. Mahabali agreed to fulfil Brahmin's desire. Brahmin started to grow in size and his first feet covered the Earth and second feet covered the sky. For the third feet no place were left, and then Mahabali requested Brahmin to place third feet on his head, thus, burying himself into underworld. However, by seeing the devotion of Mahabali, Lord Vishnu was impressed and told him that he could return to earth once a year to visit his people and his kingdom during Onam. And so, every year during this period Onam festival is celebrated. By what name dwarf Brahmin or incarnation of Lord Vishnu called?
Vamana
Varah
Matsya
Kachap
7. During the Onam festival, people make the carpet of flowers (intricate and colourful arrangement of flowers) which is known as ____________ and lay in front of their house to welcome the King Mahabali.
Onappottan
Pookkalam
Puli Kali
Kaikottikkali
8. During festivities of Onam, several traditional rituals are performed like Snake boat races, Onappottan, Kaazhchakkula, Puli Kali, Kaikottikkali etc. and also a multi-course vegetarian meal that features over 24 dishes on a banana leaf, which is enjoyed without any cutlery and is usually eaten while sitting on the floor. What is the name of this meal?
Onam Bhojana
Onam Payasam
Onam Sadhya
Onam Kuttu
9. What is a collective name for the numerous games played on the occasion of Onam?
Onappottan
Kaikottikkali
Puli Kali
Onakalikal
10. Carnival of Onam continues for ten days in the state of Kerala. Onam festival 10 days are known as _______, Chithira, Chodi, Vishakam, Anizham, Thriketa, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradom and Thiruvonam.
Kanam
Vishaka
Atham
Aashwin






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