Sunday, August 16, 2020

Ganesh Chaturthi (Vinayak Chaturthi) Quiz | Festivals of India

1. Which Hindu festival celebrates the birthday of Lord Ganesh or his arrival to earth from Kailash Parvat with his mother Goddess Parvati/Gauri?

Ganesh Chaturthi
2. Ganesha Chaturthi, the Hindu festival held on the birthday of the lord Ganesha, is celebrated for how many days?
1 Day
3 days
5 Days
10 Days
3. By what other name Ganesh Chaturthi is also known as?
Vinayaka Chaturthi
Rishi Panchmi
Nand Mahotsav
4. Ganesha Chaturthi begins on the fourth day (chaturthi) of the month of ____________ (August–September), the sixth month of the Hindu calendar.
5. At the start of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, idols of Ganesha are placed on raised platforms in homes or in elaborately decorated outdoor tents. The worship begins with a ritual of the _______________to invoke life in the idols, followed by shhodashopachara, or the 16 ways of paying tribute.
Pran Pratishtha
6. During the 10 days long festivities, amid the chanting of Vedic hymns from religious texts like the Ganesh Upanishad, the idols are anointed with red sandalwood paste and yellow and red flowers. Lord Ganesha is also offered coconut, jaggery, and sweet dumplings, considered to be Ganesha’s favourite food. What is these sweet dumpligs called?
7. At the conclusion of the festival, the idols are carried to local rivers in huge processions accompanied by drumbeats, devotional singing, and dancing. There they are immersed, a ritual symbolizing Ganesha’s homeward journey to the abode of his parents, Shiva and Parvati. Where is the abode of Lord Ganesha's parents?
Mount Kailash
8. This Ganesh Chaturthi festival ends on Anant Chaturdashi with a ritual of immersing Lord Ganesha's idols in water. What is this ritual also known as?
Ganesh Visarjan
Ganesh Vidai
Ganesh Gaman
Ganesh Aagman
9. Ganesh Chaturthi assumed the nature of a gala public celebration when the Maratha ruler Shivaji (c. 1630–80) used it to encourage nationalist sentiment among his subjects, who were fighting the Mughals. In 1893, when the British banned political assemblies, the festival was revived by which Indian nationalist leader?
Lala Lajpat Rai
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Chandrashekhar Azad
Bhagat Singh
10. The festival celebrates Lord Ganesh as the God of New Beginnings and the Remover of _________ as well as the god of wisdom and intelligence

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Unknown said...

Om gan ganpatay namah