Sunday, July 5, 2020

Guru Purnima(Poornima) Festival Quiz

1. The word 'guru' has its roots in the Sanskrit language, where 'gu' means _________ and 'ru' stands for the _____________. Therefore, it becomes only understandable for an entire day to be bestowed upon the teachers who illuminate our lives with the light of knowledge and wisdom.

darkness, removal of darkness
Light, removal of darkness
darkness, Light
removal of darkness, darkness
2. Guru Poornima is celebrated as a festival in India, Nepal and __________.
3. Guru Purnima is a tradition dedicated to all the spiritual and academic Gurus, who are evolved or enlightened humans, ready to share their wisdom with very little or no monetary expectation, based on Karma Yoga. Hindus dedicate Guru Purnima to the sage who is believed to be responsible for editing the sacred Hindu text, the Vedas and writing the 18 Puranas, Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavatam-all of which form the very foundation of the Hindu religion. Guru Purnima marks the birthday of this sage. Can you name him?
Maharshi Valmiki
Maharshi Vishwamitra
Maharshi Kashyap
Maharshi Veda Vyasa
4. According to the Hindu calendar, Guru Purnima generally falls on a full-moon day in which Hindu month?
5. For Buddhists, Guru Purnima festival is an occasion to rejoice in the divinity of their guru, Lord Buddha, who is said to have delivered his first sermon at which place on this day?
Lumbini, Nepal
Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh
Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh
6. As per Hindu Sanatan religion, on Guru Purnima, Lord Shiva, the AdiGuru or the original teacher, started the transmission of yoga to whom?
Ved Vyas
7. In which country Guru Purnima is also celebrated as Teachers Day?
8. In Jainism, this day is marked as ____________ as on this day Lord Mahavira made his first disciple.
Swami Purnima
Gautam Purnima
Tirthankara Purnima
Treenok Guha Purnima
9. Guru Purnima is the day to celebrate and pay our gratitude to our Gurus. By what other name it is called?
Vyas Purnima
Ved Purnima
Teacher Purnima
Prakash Purnima
10. Guru Mantra - “Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwarah, Guru Sakshat ParBrahm, Tasmai Shri, Guruve Namah” - placed whom besides the three Lords of the cosmos?

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