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Monday, October 12, 2020

Navratri | Festivals of India | Quiz -1

1. Navaratri is a festival that spans nine nights (and ten days). The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. It is a festival of?

Hindus
Sikhs
Christians
Muslims
2. Navaratri festival is dedicated and celebrated in honor of which God/Godess?
God Shiva
God Vishnu
Goddess Santoshi
Goddess Durga
3. How many forms of Shakti / Devi are worshiped during these nine nights and ten days?
Seven
Eight
Nine
Ten
4. All through the nine days, nine forms of the Goddess are worshipped and the tenth day is the major Hindu festival known as?
Diwali
Dussehra (Vijayadashami)
Holi
Dhanteras
5. The story associated with Navratri traces back to the battle that took place between goddess Durga and the demon ____________, who represents egotism. It is said that Durga fought continuosly for nine days and nine nights before emerging victorious on the tenth day.
Kansa
Ravan
Mahishasura
Narkasura
6. According to Hindu texts of Shakta and Vaishnava Puranas, Navaratri theoretically falls twice or four times a year. Of these, the Sharada Navaratri near autumn equinox (September–October) is the most celebrated and the Vasanta Navaratri near spring equinox (March–April) is the next most significant. Sharada Navaratri festival is celebrated in the bright half of the Hindu calendar month _______, which typically falls in the Gregorian months of September and October.
Ashvin
Chaitra
Magh
Vaishakh
7. In the Western part of India, particularly in Gujarat and Mumbai, Navratri is celebrated with the traditional dance form known as?
Bharatnatyam
Garba and Dandiya Raas
Kathak
Kuchipudi
8. In the eastern and northeastern states of India, the Navaratri is one of the most prominent state festival celebrated, wherein goddess Durga battles and emerges victorious over the buffalo demon to help restore Dharma. By what name this festival celebrated?
Devi Saptami
Nabo Pooja
Dussehra
Durga Pooja
9. The beginning of spring and the beginning of autumn are considered to be important junctions of climatic and solar influences. That is why these two periods are taken as sacred opportunities for the worship of the Divine Mother Durga. The dates of the festival are determined according to the lunar calendar. During Chaitra Navratri ninth day is celebrated as _________ while after Sharad Navratri tenth day is celebrated as Dussehra or Vijayadashami, the victory of good over evil.
Durga Ashtami
Ram Navami
Durga Pooja
Basant Panchmi
10. According to a Hindu tradition, it is believed that there are three major forms in which Goddess Durga manifested herself, namely, _________________________ who are the active energies (Shakti) of Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra respectively (without these goddesses the gods will lose all their powers).
Mahadurga, Mahalakshmi and Mahakali
Mahasaraswati, Mahasantoshi and Mahakali
Mahasaraswati, Mahalakshmi and Mahakali
Mahasantoshi, Mahalakshmi and Mahadurga







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1 comments:

Anonymous,  October 21, 2020 at 10:31 AM  

Jai Mata Di!!