Tuesday, June 28, 2011

DharmaQuiz Session 72: 24-June-2011

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Session 72: June 24,  2011
Theme: Subrahmanya and Naga/snake

  1. Name the pilgrimage place in the lush green western ghat forests of Karnataka, that's famous for Snake related worships. #DharmaQuiz 692. Ans: Kukke Subrahmanya
  2. Name what is regarded as Kalidasa's greatest work, describing poetically the birth of Kartikeya or Murugan or Subrahmanya. #DharmaQuiz 693. Ans: Kumara Sambhava. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumarasambhavam
  3. Out of the Hindu Maha PuraNas, the longest one, with 81,100 verses, is dedicated to the life & deeds of Kartikeya. Name it. #DharmaQuiz 694. Ans: Skanda Purana. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skanda_Purana
  4. The Atharva Veda describes Subrahmanya as 'Agnibhuh' or son of Agni, the fire god. In that context, who was his mother? #DharmaQuiz 695. Ans: Swaha, Agni's wife.
  5. The most important reason people throng to Subrahmanya temples is for remedy from 'Kuja Dosha'. Which planet is called Kuja? #DharmaQuiz 696. Ans: Kuja is Mangala or Mars
  6. In Hindu stories, who is termed as the eternal sworn enemy of the Nagas or serpent race? #DharmaQuiz 697. Ans: Garuda, the mount of Vishnu.
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