Tuesday, January 24, 2012

DharmaQuiz Session 114: 20-Jan-2012

Theme: Bhakti Music by Purandara Dasa and Bhimsen Joshi
  1. What was the birth name of the father of Carnatic music and a Bhakti movement stalwart in south India, Purandara Dasa? #DharmaQuiz 924. Ans: Srinivasa Nayaka.
  2. Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, a stellar Hindustani singer mesmerized with devotional songs. Which Gharana was he a member of? #DharmaQuiz 925. Ans: Kirana Gharana, from Uttar Pradesh.
  3. What was Bhakti movement composer Purandara Dasa's pen name? a)Purandara Vitthala b)Purandara Krishna c)Kaginele Keshava. #DharmaQuiz 926. Ans: a - Purandara Vitthala
  4. Along with Bhimsen Joshi, devotional singers Gangubai Hangal, Firoz Dastur & Basavaraj Rajguru had the same guru. Name him. #DharmaQuiz 927. Ans: Sawai Gandharva.
  5. Tansen, 1 of Akbar's court's navaratna, had a teacher who was Purandara Dasa's disciple. Name him. #DharmaQuiz 928. Ans: Swami Haridas.
Some questions for this session were supplied by tweep @itsmesuresh . Thank him for his interest!

Congratulations to all those who attempted and scored well. Just for this episode, I may not be able to produce a score list. Will do it for the next session.

Keep participating!

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