Tuesday, October 19, 2010

DharmaQuiz Session 21: 19-Oct-2010

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Session 21: Oct 19 2010
  1. Which is the 60th #Hindu samvatsara or year? #DharmaQuiz 309 Ans: Akshaya
  2. Who was the wife of Manmatha in Hindu Puranas? #DharmaQuiz 310 Ans: Rati
  3. Who is the 'Adhi Devata' or designated deity for the famous Gayatri Mantra?  #DharmaQuiz 311 Ans: Savitr. Close to Surya/Sun, but read more here for subtle differences: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savitr
  4. What was the earlier name of Bhishma Pitamah in #Mahabharata? #DharmaQuiz 312 Ans: Devavrata
  5. Which famous #Hindu Epic character was named Ayonija ? #DharmaQuiz 313 Ans: Sita (The one who's not born from a human womb)
  6. In Hindu Puranas & Epics, you will find 3 very famous 'Ramas'. Shri Rama is one. Name the other 2 #DharmaQuiz 314 Ans: Parashurama & Balarama
  7. Who's Surya's son among the Nava Grahas (Nine Planets/solar entities) that Hindus worship in temples?  #DharmaQuiz 315 Ans: Shani
  8. Name the most famous #Tamil version of #Ramayana -  #DharmaQuiz 316 Ans: Kamba Ramayana
  9. Who composed the famous Soundarya Lahari praising the Goddess - #DharmaQuiz 317 Ans: Adi Shankara  (Second part, thanks to @NR_Tatvamasi )
  10. Name the most complicated battle trap from #Mahabharata that Arjuna's son Abhimanyu fell victim to - #DharmaQuiz 318 Ans: Chakra Vyuha or Padma Vyuha
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  1. What an experience, revisiting our culture, our heritage, our puranas. Excellent. Keep it up.

  2. DharmaQuiz is a fantastic initiative..Lets keep it going!

  3. Prashanth and Ajith Suresh - Thanks for the nice words. Do participate every Tuesday & Friday afternoons. Most likely afternoon India times.