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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Raksha Bandhan Rakhi RakshaBandhan Festival | Know your Festivals

1. When is the sacred festival of Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is observed every year?

Last day of Aashad month
Last day of Kartik month
Last day of Paush month
Last day of Shraavana month
2. Raksha Bandhan, celebrated in India in the month of Shravana (July-August), is an age old festival which strengthens the bond of love between whom?
Husband and Wife
Brother and Sister
Mother and Daughter
Father and Son
3. Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is the pure symbol of love, where the siblings promise to always be there for each other and make sure to safeguard the honour and glory of one another. However who is the one that ties a rakhi around their sibling?
The Sister
The Brother
4. What does 'Raksha' in Raksha Bandhan means?
5. In Dwapar Yuga, who once tore a strip of her sari and tied it on Krishna’s wrist, that stopped Krishna’s bleeding from a battlefield wound and Krishna then declared her as his sister?
6. On which hand a Rakhi is tied?
Both Hands
Not tied on hands
7. In the state of West Bengal and Odisha, this day is also called __________.
Jhulan Purnima
Hari Purnima
Kartik Purnima
Savan Purnima
8. Ganesha had two sons, Shubha and Labha. The two boys become frustrated that they have no sister to celebrate Raksha Bandhan with. They ask their father Ganesha for a sister, but to no avail. Finally, saint Narada appears who persuades Ganesha that a daughter will enrich him as well as his sons. Ganesha agreed, and created a daughter by divine flames that emerged from Ganesh's wives, Riddhi (Amazing) and Siddhi (Perfection). Thereafter, Shubha Labha had a sister named _________ (literally "Goddess of Satisfaction"), to tie Rakhi over Raksha Bandhan.
Durga Maa
Lakshmi Maa
Santoshi Maa
Haryali Maa
9. Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi or Rakhi Pournima is also called?
Ujjwal Silono
All of the above
10. Alexander invaded India in 326 BCE. His wife was worried about his safety. She sent King Porus, the king of the Pauravas, a rakhi, and asked him not to hurt her husband on the battlefield. During the Battle of the Hydaspes River, King Porus saw the rakhi on his wrist. This reminded him of his promise to Alexander's wife. He then stopped himself from attacking Alexander. What was the name of Alexander's wife who made King Porus, her brother?

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