Tuesday, March 1, 2011

DharmaQuiz Session 51: 22-Feb-2011

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DharmaQuiz Session 51:  22-Feb-2011
Theme: Ancient India's progenitors of various countries/regions
  1. Utkala was the son of Ila. Which region did Utkala rule over? #DharmaQuiz 549 Ans: Odisha
  2. Son of Yayati & Devayani is credited to be the progenitor of people who found Turvaski which later became #Turkey. Name him. #DharmaQuiz 550. Ans: Turvasu More here: http://www.jatland.com/home/Turkey
  3. Who was the father of the famous mother of many dynasties, Devayani? #DharmaQuiz 551 Ans: Shukracharya, the guru of Rakshasas
  4. Who was the father of Yadavas or Yadav dynasty? #DharmaQuiz 552 Ans: Yadu, the eldest son of Devayani & Yayati
  5. There's a strange Puranic mention of son giving his youth to father and later father returning it. Name the famous son. #DharmaQuiz 553 Ans: Puru, son of Yayati from Sharmiste, the maid of his wife Devayani.
  6. Name the son of Yayati, who some scholars term as the ancestor of Zoroastrian, Iranian, Greek & some European people. #DharmaQuiz 554 Ans: Dhruyu. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Druhyu
  7. A Sanskrit name of Ionia (#Greece) is found in Mahabharata, as a kingdom far west, progenited by 1 of Yayati's son. Name it. #DharmaQuiz 555 Ans: Yavana kingdom. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yavana_Kingdom
  8. {Final, open till 6.30} Mahabharata mentions a cold country near Af-Pak & #Kashmir border area, famous for horses. Name it. #DharmaQuiz 556 Ans: Kambhoja. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamboja_Kingdom
Thanks to all those who participated in this session. Since I got delayed in compiling the right answers, skipping the listing of names for this session. Aplogies.

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