Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Dhanvantari

#DharmaQuiz Session 350: 8-Dec-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2141: Name any state, where there are multiple temples for #Dhanvantari, the physician of the gods (devas) and Lord of Ayurveda. Ans: Kerala or Tamil Nadu.

#DharmaQuiz 2142: Dhanvantari's students were famous for dissection of human bodies for the study of surgery. On the banks of which river? Ans: Ganga. Kashi city.

#DharmaQuiz 2143: Dhanvantari is said to have emerged from the Ocean of Milk or Ksheera Sagara.
Which Purana says so? Ans: Bhagavata Purana.

#DharmaQuiz 2144: Dhanvantari Trayodashi is said to be Dhanvantari's birthday. It happens during which famous Hindu festival? Ans: Diwali.

{Final, open till 9 PM}: #DharmaQuiz 2145: This is one of the big Dhanvantari temples remaining in India. Which state? Ans: Kanakkoor in Keralam state.

DQ 2145: Pic - dhanwantharitemplekanakkoor.com

Scores for Session 351:
Did not score. Sorry.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Women of Mahabharata

#DharmaQuiz Session 350: 1-Dec-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2136: Draupadi has a name in Mahabharata which means "the one born from a Yajna or fire-sacrifice". What's that name? Ans: Yajnaseni.

#DharmaQuiz 2137: Name the brave son of Chitraganda, the wife of Arjuna from Manipura. Ans: Babruvahana. 

#DharmaQuiz 2138: The great grand mother of Pandavas and Kauravas, Satyavati, was a fisherwoman on the bank of which mighty river? Ans: Yamuna.

#DharmaQuiz 2139: Name the wife of Bhima, who was a Rakshasi, for whom a temple exists today in Himachal Pradesh. Ans: Hidimba.

{Final, open till 9 PM} : #DharmaQuiz 2140: The Grandmother of warrior Arjuna in Mahabharata, Ambalika, was from which kingdom? Ans: Kashi.

Scores for session 350:
  1. @_akt05 : 5
  2. @Appu_Chikku : 5
  3. @sabal_abla : 5
  4. @anil_prongs : 5
  5. @Simuntweets : 5
  6. @jasshu7 : 5
  7. @sposavalike : 5
  8. @MangoAdmi : 5
  9. @durgaramdas : 5
  10. @deepti_nainwal : 5
  1. @AMoorthy : 4
  2. @mrsnrao : 4
  1. @katwamurali37 : 3
  2. @GayathriSrinath : 3
  3. @Tweelak : 3
  1. @HarMat24 : 2
  2. @NikhilShembekar : 2
  3. @bhsngr : 2
  4. @Mamdhata : 2
  5. @aditi2005 : 2
  6. @deva1956 : 2
  7. @arunmramu : 2
  8. @deshi_mangoman : 2
  9. @Susri1210 : 2
  10. @_krishna1_ : 2
  11. @manu_2k5 : 2
  12. @rajeshrajput1 : 2
  13. @jupallykk : 2
  14. @drarora_gaurav : 2
  1. @noniecool : 1
  2. @harishinamdar : 1
  3. @vamshitweet : 1
  4. @Ateendriyo : 1
  5. @vijayrkshetty : 1
  6. @c_bhargava : 1
  7. @gnb_351 : 1
  8. @shantheshkulur : 1
  9. @kum_1_09 : 1
  10. @ganeshmahnar : 1
  11. @ANILKUMARAN5 : 1
  12. @arshaileshapte : 1
  13. @ShivRTs : 1
  14. @Amaradma : 1
  15. @AshishSonwane : 1
  16. @sraman0603 : 1
  17. @vicky20680 : 1
  18. @InnovativeHindu : 1
  19. @rohitsamvada : 1
  20. @thebagchi : 1
  21. @apar_rajesh : 1
  22. @JAYPATEL1018 : 1
  23. @maverickmax1 : 1
  24. @drrajeshnaik : 1
  25. @rakeshjmishra : 1
  26. @krsnaloveu : 1
  27. @nation1st : 1
  28. @radhakras21 : 1
  29. @harianand_dr : 1
  30. @sachinvij : 1
  31. @saikripa1008 : 1
  32. @0ff1ceofRG : 1
  33. @kalpokashyap : 1
  34. @DesiHum0ur : 1
  35. @DrSndptripathi : 1
  36. @RAJ_KUMAR_VERMA : 1
  37. @aasare1 : 1
  38. @rahultri1977 : 1
  39. @Bhaskar42182097 : 1
  40. @arjun_eklavya : 1
  41. @Praveen_1singh : 1
  42. @harigunwant : 1
  43. @rinku3009 : 1
  44. @sanjaynparikh62 : 1
  45. @pramodgurav : 1
  46. @Kalyan_Chakraa : 1
  47. @jay2978ms : 1
  48. @vimalrajm : 1
  49. @Rajdarbar : 1
  50. @surya_mukhi : 1
  51. @vishaljammu : 1
  52. @AnshulAgarwal4 : 1
  53. @vicky20680 : 1
  54. @BhairaviAshar : 1
  55. @anna_do_kaudi : 1
  56. @arya_shaktar : 1
  57. @Rakeshbhaati : 1
  58. @harigunwant : 1
Thanks to the great participation today. We all learned more on Mahabharata's famous ladies.
 

Friday, November 27, 2015

Hanuman

#DharmaQuiz Session 349: 27-Nov-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2131: Hanuman took Surya as his teacher. As guru dakshina,  Surya asked Hanuman to help his son. Who was that son? Ans: Sugriva.

#DharmaQuiz 2132: During Ramayana times, the mighty Hanuman lived near Pampa lake. In which of today's Indian state is that region located? Ans: Karnataka.

#DharmaQuiz 2133: Anjaneya brings Dronagiri hill to search for Sanjivani to save Lakshmana.
In which Indian state today is Dronagiri in? Ans: Uttarakhand.

#DharmaQuiz 2134: In Mahabharata, which brave warrior's ratha / chariot had the Hanuman flag? Ans: Arjuna.

#DharmaQuiz 2135: Anjana's son Hanuman (Anjaneya or Bajrangbali), is an avatar of which mighty Bhagawan? Ans: Shiva.

Scores for session 349:
  1. @tweeteringuise : 5
  2. ‏@iSaakshi : 5
  3. @man8shree : 5
  4. @Appu_Chikku : 5
  5. @IndiafirstVM : 5
  6. @jasshu7 : 5
  7. @AadyaRao10 : 5
  8. @anamika_99 : 5
  1. @mamtan14 : 4
  2. @SamitLive : 4
  3. @mrsnrao : 4
  4. @pandeyanant99 : 4
  1. @Susri1210 : 3
  2. @BluruLad : 3
  3. @Swatiisme : 3
  4. @manasdoon : 3
  5. @AparnaAbhimanyu : 3
  1. @tradetoday99 : 2
  2. @neel_jai : 2
  3. ‏@raghur : 2
  4. @ksharma2485 : 2
  5. @ANILKUMARAN5 : 2
  6. @VaibhavTweeeter : 2
  7. @ChintanKahar : 2
  8. @vamshitweet : 2
  9. @vmguruprasath : 2
  1. @manojdha : 1
  2. @meenagor412 : 1
  3. @vadirajayachit : 1
  4. @alsorun : 1
  5. @keshavaram : 1
  6. @aatma_deep : 1
  7. @nnsinha54 : 1
  8. @pradeepbadaneha : 1
  9. @ganeshmahnar : 1
  10. @lodyaashi : 1
  11. ‏@POTTUKADALAI : 1
  12. @agNishchay : 1
  13. ‏@shenoyorker : 1
  14. ‏@anujkapoor83 : 1
  15. @harishkrcr : 1
  16. @BMNikitha : 1
  17. @rkvk2001 : 1
  18. @vinayrkr : 1
  19. @suryatej_borra : 1
  20. @Panchjanyaa : 1
  21. @jgdanjesh : 1
  22. @sufferuddin : 1
  23. @bhanubms : 1
  24. @Sridhar_Salem : 1
  25. @bezubaan : 1
  26. @shivaparv : 1
  27. @rspack_hosur : 1
  28. @Rahulasm_ : 1
  29. @chaitanyaMVS : 1
  30. @NSSollapur : 1
  31. @subodhdgame : 1
  32. @PriyaLakar : 1
  33. ‏@arunrush : 1
  34. @apar_rajesh : 1
  35. ‏@envee38 : 1
  36. @shivprasath : 1
Praying to Bajrangbali to bless us all!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Festivals during the month of Kartika.

#DharmaQuiz Session 348: 20-Nov-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2126: Name one state in India, where Kartik or Kartika, named after Kartikeya, is not the eight month of their Hindu calendar. Ans: Gujarat - Kartik is the first month as their new year starts with Diwali.

#DharmaQuiz 2127: For 2000 yrs, this festival of lights during Kartika celebrated in temples & homes of TN. Name it. Ans: Kartikai Deepam.
DQ 2127. Pic - templedarshan.in
#DharmaQuiz 2128: Name this brother-sister festival that's very popular in Nepal during the month of Kartik. Ans: Bhai Dooj.


DQ 2128. Pic: Wiki
#DharmaQuiz 2129: Name 1 state in India where the 1st day of Kartika month is celebrated with special puja to cows.Ans: Maharashtra, Odisha and Karnataka. It is called Go Padyami. (Padyami = Pratipada = First day)
DQ 2129. Pic: thehindu.com
#DharmaQuiz 2130: Name 1 state where the 1st day of Kartika is in memory of Asura King Bali. Ans: Karnataka. Many said Kerala, but Onam is not in Kartika month.

DQ 2130. Pic: hindujagruti.org

Scores to session 348:
Did not score. Sorry about that. Great participation though!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Colourful Festivals of India

#DharmaQuiz Session 347: 17-Nov-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2121: This is a famous festival from Rajasthan. Name it.
DQ 2121
DQ 2121. Pics from rajasthan-travel-tour-india.com
Ans: Saawan Teej or Gangaur.
Read more here: http://www.rajasthan-travel-tour-india.com/teej-festival-of-rajasthan.html

#DharmaQuiz 2122: Name one other country besides India, that celebrates #ChhathPuja in big numbers.
DQ 2122. Pic from Wiki
Ans: Nepal mainly. But other countries with North Indian immigrants like Mauritius, Fiji are 
considered.

#DharmaQuiz 2123: Tough question.. Can you tell which temple is this Diwali decoration from?
DQ 2123. Pic: Blogspot
Ans: Swami Narayan Mandir, London, UK.

#DharmaQuiz 2124: Name this harvest festival from North East India, where the thanks is given to Surya or Sun God.
DQ 2124. Pic: Wiki
 Ans: Wangala festival from Meghalaya

{Final, Open till 8 PM} #DharmaQuiz 2125: During Kartika month, a colourful fair happens in Rajasthan. Name it.

DQ 2125: Pic: rajasthantourismbuzz.files.wordpress.com
DQ 2125
Ans: Chandrabhaga Fair in Jhalawar. But Pushkar is also considered as it happens similarly on Kartika month with animal fairs.

Scores for session 347:
  1. @man8shree : 5
  2. @karthikjana : 5
  3. @ChaitanyaAdvait : 5
  1. @iSaakshi : 4
  2. @jasshu7 : 4
  3. @Mimaniya : 4
  1. @PriyaLakar : 3
  2. @anamika_99 : 3
  1. @RAMESH4184 : 2
  2. @UKKishor : 2
  1. @IyerMira : 1
  2. @SunilTapashetti : 1
  3. @RaghuKandkur : 1
  4. @supadhaya : 1
  5. @AparnaAbhimanyu : 1
  6. @AiyooGoobe : 1
  7. @oarhtanirs : 1
  8. @jp_surat : 1
  9. @Rupradeeprathi : 1
  10. @puneethsamani : 1
  11. @BhartiKanu : 1
  12. @rajiv19651608 : 1
  13. @AnupamkPandey : 1
  14. @pkpk181982 : 1
  15. @guptajn1001 : 1
  16. @vml_nair : 1
  17. @manojojha13 : 1
  18. @6thSenseHindu : 1
  19. @AnilPsoni : 1
  20. @shoksing : 1
  21. @chaitanyadj : 1
  22. @Amit_Joshi07 : 1
  23. @Kalyan_Chakraa : 1
  24. @harigunwant : 1
  25. @Chanakya_74 : 1
  26. @Gyan_ : 1
  27. @RishiShenoy : 1
  28. @niravkbhagat : 1
  29. @NitinShanbhag : 1
  30. @rvaidya2000 : 1
  31. @UDB_Jaipur : 1
  32. @sankarbe : 1
  33. @PromilaSuri : 1
  34. @swami000 : 1
  35. @BluntyCorner : 1
  36. @Rabid_Troll : 1
  37. @Praveen_1singh : 1
  38. @Rakeshbhaati : 1
  39. @iAjKP : 1
  40. @RomeshNadir : 1
  41. @raghav2518 : 1

Hope all you had a great Deepawali!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Theme: Krishna in Bhagavad Gita's 10th Chapter

#DharmaQuiz Session 346: 27-Oct-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2116: In Gita, Krishna says that he's Gayatri among Chandas (meter).
Can you name any other Vedic Chandas that has 8 syllables? Ans: Anushtup is one example. 

#DharmaQuiz 2117: In Bhagavad Gita, Shri Krishna hints that among 4 Vedas, he's the most "melodious". Which one? Ans: Sama Veda.

#DharmaQuiz 2118: In Bhagavad Gita, Krishna Bhagawan says - I am ____ among 11 Rudras.
Fill the blank. Which Rudra? Ans: Shiva.
DQ 2118: pic: Blogspot
#DharmaQuiz 2119: In Bhagavad Gita, to which warrior-chief does Lord Krishna compare himself?
"Senaninam aham ______" Ans: Skanda or Subrahmanya.

#DharmaQuiz 2120: In Gita, Shri Krishna compares himself to which mighty mountain, among the world's mountains. Ans: Himalaya.

Scores for session 346 could not be complied on time. Next time!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Hindu temples of North East India

#DharmaQuiz Session 345: 09-Oct-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2111: The famous Kamakhya temple of Guwahati, Asom, is over which hill? Ans: Nilachal.

#DharmaQuiz 2112: The famous Basistha temple outside Guwahati, is in which forest reserve, famous for elephants? Ans: Garbhanga reserve forest.

DQ 2112: Pic: Wiki

#DharmaQuiz 2113: There's a Maha Bhairab temple from Mahabharata times in the North East of India with ~5 ft tall Linga. Where? Ans: Tezpur, Asom. 
DQ 2113. Pic: holymahabhairab.in
DQ 2113, pic 2. Pic from Wiki
#DharmaQuiz 2114: This Shiva temple in Brahmaputra, on the smallest inhabited riverine island in the world. Name it. Ans: Umananda temple. 
DQ 2114. Pic 1 (from holidify)
DQ 2114: Pic 2 (from ignca.nic.in)
#DharmaQuiz 2115: One North East Indian state is named after this Devi temple. Which state? Ans: Tripura, named after Tripura Sundari temple of Udaipur.

DQ 2115. Pic: Wiki
Scores for session 345:
  1. @karthikjana : 5
  2. @Appu_Chikku : 5
  1. ‏@mamtan14 : 4
  1. @VkPriyanka : 2
  1. @bulletguru : 1
  2. @alok_bhatt : 1
  3. ‏@sujata_subhasis : 1
  4. @Winnie11Pooh : 1
  5. ‏@Sanjay2Agarwal : 1
  6. @AjoyChatterjee : 1
  7. @sndoreswamy : 1
  8. @dharmikumar : 1
  9. @HalderSitavra : 1
  10. @adiscover : 1
  11. @gaonliya_aapa : 1
  12. @Sandeepkhaitan : 1
  13. @ratlamisev : 1
  14. @bibekdebroy : 1
  15. @Richanjgd : 1
  16. @RAMESH4184 : 1
  17. ‏@keshavaram : 1
  18. @sidsen77 : 1
  19. @Myselfkp : 1
Try to visit these magnificent temples in the North East!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Ganesha Songs

#DharmaQuiz Session 344: 18-Sep-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2106: There's a famous Ganesha song - "Vatapi Ganapatim Bhajeham".


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSq0islk3XY
Which kingdom's capital was Vatapi? Ans: Chalukya. Place also known as Badami in Karnataka.

#DharmaQuiz 2107: This is one of the all time hit Ganapati bhajan.
"Ekadantaya Vakratundaya"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq00BSNbsI0
Who wrote this?  Ans: Shrirang Godbole is what I have heard.

#DharmaQuiz 2108: The most famous Ganapati praise in Marathi is "Ganapati bappa Morya".


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdkkkE12zxA
Who or What is "Morya"?  Ans: Morya Gosavi.
Read more on Morya - https://www.quora.com/What-does-Morya-mean-when-they-say-Ganpati-bappa-Morya-during-Ganeshotsav

#DharmaQuiz 2109: Ganesha is known as Pillaiyaar in Tamil.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq3SM8uM9Y8
Can you name one historic temple for Pillaiyaar in TN? Ans: Karpaka Pillaiyaar temple.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karpaka_Vinayakar_Temple

#DharmaQuiz 2110: The famous Ganesh Chalisa was composed in which language?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCW2oRJybgs 
Ans: Awadhi.

Scores for session 344: 
  1. @karthikjana : 4
  1. @SuprithVantimar : 3
  2. ‏@anasrini : 3
  1. @kumarkm53 : 1
  2. @nemkals : 1
  3. @anasrini : 1
  4. ‏@AnandRai001 : 1
  5. @jasshu7 : 1
  6. @Gopalee67 : 1
  7. @harishgksms : 1
  8. ‏@iyer8_iyer : 1
  9. @Ar26_27 : 1

Jai Swamy Ganapati!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sapta Moksha Nagari

Sapta Moksha Puri. Pic - Wiki (sorry, PoK & CoK excluded)
#DharmaQuiz Session 343: 25-Aug-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2101: Out of the "Sapta Moksha Nagari" or 7 holiest of cities for Hindus, which is the only one on sea coast? Ans: Dwaraka, Gujarat.

#DharmaQuiz 2102: Out of the "Sapta Moksha Nagari" for Hindus, which one had a historic name called Avantika? Ans: Ujjain, MP.

#DharmaQuiz 2103: Out of the Sapta Moksha Nagari's for Hindus, which one has a huge temple for Devi Kamakshi? Ans: Kanchi, TN.

#DharmaQuiz 2104: Out of the Sapta Moksha Nagari's for Hindus, which one can be termed as both gateway to Shiva as well as Vishnu? Ans: Haridwar or Haradwar, in Uttarakhand.

#DharmaQuiz 2105: Out of the three Sapta Moksha Nagari's for Hindus in Uttar Pradesh, name the one not next to Yamuna or Ganga rivers. Ans: Ayodhya.



Scores for session 343:
Did not count, sorry.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Ancient Indian mathematicians, dramatists, doctors, gurus and kings.

#DharmaQuiz Session 342: 14-Aug-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2096: Apart from Sushruta, name one other famous Doctor from ancient India. Ans: Vagbhata, Bharadwaja, Nagarjuna, Shalya, Charaka, Patanjali, Sharangadhara

#DharmaQuiz 2097: Apart form Arya Bhata, name one other famous mathematician from ancient India, who specialized in Sanskrit. Ans: Bhaskara 1 and 2, Varahamihira, Leelavati.

#DharmaQuiz 2098: Apart from Bhasa, name one other famous Sanskrit dramatist from ancient or medieval India. Ans: Kalidasa, Bhavabhuti, Banabhatta, Kalhana, Bharavi.

#DharmaQuiz 2099: Apart from Chanakya, name one other brilliant strategist who helped build an empire in India, and went back to ascetic life. Ans: Vidyaranya, who established Vijayanagara kingdom from scratch.

#DharmaQuiz 2100: Apart from Ashoka, name one other Indian king who sent teams abroad to spread Dharmic ideology. Ans: Rajendra Chola, Kanishka and Harshavardhan.

Scores for session 342:

‏@ChaitanyaAdvait : 5

@KumaraVaani : 4
@VG100000 : 4

@deepti_nainwal : 3

@deshi_mangoman : 2
@ThinkersPad : 2
@rahul_rverma969 : 2

@Right_Indian : 1
@SANTOSHGOUDAPPA : 1
@NarayanNed : 1
@saviteshmishra : 1
@yenkak : 1
@db_is_db : 1
@Venky1971 : 1
@cgxhvvvd : 1
@ashvasant : 1
@psxyz : 1
@crazydiode : 1
@kakdwip : 1
@girishkudva : 1
@Yossarian_007 : 1
‏@drarora_gaurav : 1
@sona2905 : 1
@meenakshidevihk : 1
‏@sudhirapai : 1
@amtgpt2008 : 1
@lolsalaam : 1
@kakdwip : 1
‏@prasca : 1
@ashutosh83_ : 1
@arunstiwari : 1
@sridhar_savitha : 1
@vishalsme : 1
@Deshraga : 1
@kanchan_prakhar : 1
‏@painolis : 1
@Moskvaa : 1
@JpackJack : 1
@rinku3009 : 1
@Sanjeevp02 : 1
@spread_khushi : 1

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Non Hindu Sanskrit scholars

#DharmaQuiz Session 341: 5-Aug-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2091: Which Mughal prince completed the translation of 50 Hindu Upanishads from their original Sanskrit into Persian in 1657? Ans: Dara Shikoh.

#DharmaQuiz 2092: Which German born 19th century Sanskrit scholar wrote "Sacred Books of the East", a 50 volume set of English translations? Ans: Max Muller.

#DharmaQuiz 2093: Which 19 century England born Sanskrit scholar is best known for Rig Veda translation to English? He studied Sayanacharya. Ans: Ralph TH Griffith

#DharmaQuiz 2094: 2300 years ago this Greek Ambassador to India wrote "Indica". Probably the 1st westerner to document India for west. Who? Ans: Megasthanes.

#DharmaQuiz 2095: A Persian scholar studied science in Sanskrit and wrote Kitab tarikh al-Hind 1000 years ago. Who? Ans: Ahmad al-Biruni.

Scores for session 340:
  1. @IndiafirstVM : 5
  1. @PrachinVaani : 4
  2. @Rickshaw_wala : 4
  1. @aham1857 : 3
  2. @SnookyBangalore : 3
  3. ‏@dhpavan : 3
  4. @deshi_mangoman : 3
  1. @prashu46 : 2
  2. @KumaraVaani : 2
  3. @psudo : 2
  1. ‏@madimpex1973 : 1
  2. @vasenvy : 1
  3. @vmguruprasath : 1
  4. ‏@shivaparv : 1
  5. @sourabhtaletiya : 1
  6. @lathaksjgd : 1
  7. @venksaiyan : 1
  8. @manish_nadir : 1
  9. ‏@AjaxNgp : 1
  10. @DivmeterPsycho : 1
  11. @vamshi_in : 1
  12. @raghavsapient : 1
  13. @ShubhaPatil9 : 1
  14. @ImInAntariksh : 1

Good to see interest in Indology scholar quiz.

Friday, July 31, 2015

18th and 19th century Hindu Gurus

#DharmaQuiz Session 340: 31-Jul-2015

#GuruPurnima special:

#DharmaQuiz 2086: Name this famous Guru from 18th century Dilli, whose birth name was Ranjit Singh. Ans: Sant Charandas.
DQ 2086. Pic - wiki
#DharmaQuiz 2087: Name this 18th century Guru, born in Ayodhya. He adopted Vishishtadvaita & started Uddhav Sampraday. Ans: Ramanand Swami.

DQ 2087. Pic: Wiki
#DharmaQuiz 2088: If you have read the famous Autobiography of Yogi, you would know this 19th century Guru. Name him.Ans: Mahavatar Babaji.

DQ 2088. Pic: Wiki
#DharmaQuiz 2089: Name this 19th & 20th century Guru whose contribution to caste discrimination removal is legendary. Ans: Narayana Guru.

DQ 2089. Pic: Wiki
#DharmaQuiz 2090: Name this 19th century Guru, who was termed as avatar of Sri Chaitanya. Ans: Vijay Krishna Gosvami.


Thanks for participating today!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Guru Mandala

#DharmaQuiz Session 339: 24-Jul-2015

All questions today are having answers in this Guru Mandala or collage of Gurus' picture.


 #DharmaQuiz 2081: Name the famous Guru from 17th century, who was born as Venkanna Bhatta, in today's Tamil Nadu region. Ans: Raghavendra Swami.

#DharmaQuiz 2082: Name the famous female Dharmic leader of 20th century, whose mother's name was Shyama Sundari Devi. Ans: Sharada Devi.

#DharmaQuiz 2083: Name the Rishi among Saptarshi' s (seven great sages), whose wife was Anusuya. Ans: Atri.

#DharmaQuiz 2084: Name the great Guru of 15 & 16th century CE, who was born in Asom & died in Poschim Bongo. Credited with Borgeet creation. Ans: Srimanta Sankar Deva.

{Final, Open till 10 PM} #DharmaQuiz 2085: She was born in France. Came to India in 1914. Founded a famous ashram. Known as The Mother. Who? Ans: Mirra Alfassa. Founder of the Aurobindo Ashram. 

Scores for session 339:
Did not collect. Will do next time.


Friday, July 17, 2015

Pushkarams Across Major Indian Rivers

#DharmaQuiz Session 338: 17-Jul-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2076: Right now #GodavariPushkaralu is happening. Name one famous temple town along Godavari where this Pushkaram is celebrated. Ans: Bhadrachalam, TS, Rajahmundry, AP, Nashik, MH and many more.

#DharmaQuiz 2077: In 2017, the big Kaveri Pushkaram will happen. Name 1 temple town along Kaveri, where you can bathe & celebrate pushkaram. Ans: Trichy, TN, Talakaveri, KA, Srirangapatna, KA etc.

#DharmaQuiz 2078: The Omkareshwar temple on Narmada river would see a big Pushkar every 12 years. When's the next one? Ans: 2024
DQ 2078: Pic - Wiki
#DharmaQuiz 2079: Last year, a famous Pushkaram happened in Uttarakhand, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Along which sacred river's banks? Ans: Yamuna.

{Final, Open till 10 PM} #DharmaQuiz 2080: Among the Nava Grahas, which particular planet entering a rashi triggers Pushkarams along rivers? Ans: Guru or Jupiter. Check this for more info on which Rashi triggers pushkaram in which river. http://hindupad.com/next-pushkarams/

Scores for session 338:
  1. @praveenbp21aug : 3
  2. @AmatyaKautilya : 2
  3. ‏@shivaparv : 2
  1. @SanjayKV16 : 1
  2. @ramu_nalamati : 1
  3. @sambharadwaja : 1
  4. ‏@PTSwami : 1
  5. @CHANDU7777777 : 1
  6. @Itz__Abhishek : 1
  7. @mrkotians : 1
  8. @crazydiode : 1
  9. @Sanjeevp02 : 1
  10. @viky_belathur : 1
  11. @KishoreKeBol : 1
  12. ‏@Sunil_Reddy : 1
  13. @vamshitweet : 1
  14. @UKKishor : 1
  15. @Sanjeevp02 : 1
  16. @sudhirapai : 1
  17. @hemant22973 : 1
Congrats to all those who got into this list!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Theme: Lord Brahma

DQ 2075. Pic from panoramio
#DharmaQuiz Session 337: 7-Jul-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2071: In which loka does Brahma live in? Ans: Satya Loka.

#DharmaQuiz 2072: Usually which bird is termed as Brahma's vehicle? Ans: Hamsa or Swan.

#DharmaQuiz 2073: Brahma is often associated with which Rig Vedic deity mentioned in the famous Nasadiya Sukta (creation hymn)? Ans: Prajapati.
#DharmaQuiz 2074: Lord Brahma is picturized over which flower? Ans: Lotus or Kamala.

#DharmaQuiz 2075: Which country's Government House has a prominent Brahma statue? Ans: Thailand. It is called Phra Phrom (Brahma in Thai) shrine. Bangkok Government Complex, Chaengwattana Road, Lak Si, Bangkok, Thailand.

Scores for session 337:
Did not score. Sorry.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Tamil Nadu Temples

#DharmaQuiz Session 336: 03-Jul-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2066: There are 3 prominent Ranganatha Swamy (Vishnu in sleeping pose) temples along Kaveri river. Which one is "Antya Ranga"? Ans: Srirangam, TN.

@benmoha informs: 

Aadi - Srirangapatna, Karnataka
Madhya - Shivana Samudra, Karnataka
Antya - Srirangam, Tamilnadu


#DharmaQuiz 2067: There are 5 ancient Shiva temples in south India, 1 for each pancha bhoota (basic element). Which one is for Jala / water? Ans: Tiruvaikaval or Jambukeshwara, TN.

#DharmaQuiz 2068: There's a famous Shani Temple in Thirunallar. 1000s take bath in this tank. In which state or UT? Ans: Puducherry.

DQ 2068. Image - Wiki
#DharmaQuiz 2069: This ancient Shiva temple is in a temple town of TN.
The Linga is slightly tilted. Name temple. Ans: Adi Kumbeswarar. Kumbakonam.

DQ 2069. Image - Wiki
@NR_Tatvamasi says: Quite a few shiva in TN are tilted. unless that gopura is well known for them tough for anyone.

{Final, Open till 10 PM} #DharmaQuiz 2070: Image from 1870s of a very famous "Dancing Shiva" temple in TN. Name it? Ans: Chidambaram.

DQ 2070. Image - Wiki

Scores for session 336:
  1. @Sricalifornia : 4
  2. @keshavaram : 4
  3. @BKottadamane : 4
  4. @sridhar_savitha : 4
  5. @ramkiprasad : 4
  6. @nandaakumar : 4
  1. @VG100000 : 3
  2. @pvaidyaraj : 3
  1. @ksrikantiyer : 2
  2. @benmoha : 2
  3. @mrsnrao : 2
  1. @SKK288999 : 1
  2. @strawsInTheWind : 1
  3. @kool_Mady : 1
  4. @rkthiyagarajan : 1
  5. @Sravan : 1
  6. @DrPannagDesai : 1
  7. @singh81arun : 1
  8. ‏@juyal_pravin : 1
  9. @pradeptk : 1
  10. @vsubbu48 : 1
  11. @thamzi_SH : 1
  12. @dsktweets : 1
  13. @_BeingSpiritual : 1
  14. ‏@UKKishor : 1
  15. @AvinashCKM : 1
  16. @tweeteringuise : 1
  17. @kikkeriv : 1
  18. @PaarthRudra : 1
  19. @seeniram : 1
  20. @TheTandav : 1
  21. @esgeeaar : 1

Have a great trip to these temples, at least once in your life time!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Great Yoga Masters

#DharmaQuiz Session 335: 16-Jun-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2061: Name this great #Yoga Guru, a Padma Vibhushan, who lived for 95 years and taught Yoga to lakhs. Ans: BKS Iyengar.

DQ 2061. Pic: hinduhumanrights.info
#DharmaQuiz 2062: Name this #Yoga Guru, who lived till 93 years of age, and taught Ashtanga Yoga to 1000s in Europe. Ans: K Pattabhi Jois.

DQ 2062. Pic: awakeningtimes
#DharmaQuiz 2063: Name this legendary Yogi, who lived during Gandhi's time and popularized #Yoga in America. Ans: Paramahamsa Yogananda.

DQ 2063. Pic: pinimg.com

#DharmaQuiz 2064: In 1960s, Menninger studied this #Yoga master's ability to voluntarily control
heartbeat. Name him. Ans: Swami Rama.

DQ 2064. Pic: sadhanamandir.org/
{Final, Open till 10 PM} #DharmaQuiz 2065: Name this #Yoga master who trained 40,000 Transcendental Meditation Gurus. Ans: Maharshi Mahesh Yogi.

DQ 2065. Pic: coolspotters.com
Scores for session 335:
  1. @karthikjana : 5
  2. @Simuntweets : 5
  3. @Vasista_ : 5
  4. @Telugutalli : 5
  5. @KavyaKalkuni : 5
  6. @pramod_klr : 5
  7. @sriksvenkat : 5
  1. @deshi_mangoman : 4
  2. @stormylook : 4
  3. @KILROP : 4
  1. @SwathiRagha : 3
  2. @NitinShanbhag : 3
  3. @dhpavan : 3
  4. @ShubhaPatil9 : 3
  1. @shivaparv : 2
  2. @deepti_nainwal : 2
  3. @mitasarkar4 : 2
  4. @mrkotians : 2
  1. @meetkeshi : 1
  2. @Miracle_Mentor : 1
  3. @shishya36 : 1
  4. @shobhana18 : 1
  5. @DrAsisAcharya : 1
  6. @abhipar7 : 1
  7. @mamtan14 : 1
  8. ‏@saurabhdwivedio : 1
  9. @rupeshsingh10 : 1
  10. @Abhaymudra : 1
  11. @SukhiVa : 1
  12. @rohitsamvada : 1
  13. @A31X64Vijay : 1
  14. @daredevilakshay : 1
  15. @subramanyajois : 1
  16. @Saffrelin : 1
  17. @kesarirang : 1
  18. ‏@MorbidMortal : 1
  19. @MSMScrutinizer : 1
  20. @DrShobha : 1
  21. @pushkar_nk : 1
  22. @LykeASir : 1
  23. @sharatmodi : 1
  24. ‏@joshi_shreyas : 1
  25. @alokgbc : 1
  26. @SamajSevi_Bwood : 1

Have a fantastic International Yoga Day on the 21st!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Ancient and Medieval Hindu Sants

#DharmaQuiz Session 334: 12-Jun-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2056: Alwars were the Vaishanava poet saints in Tamil Nadu during ancient times. Out of 12 Alwars, how many were female? Ans: One - Andal.

#DharmaQuiz 2057: Sant Eknath was a renowned Bhakti movement poet in Maharashtra. Did he live before or after Sant Tukaram? Ans: Before.

#DharmaQuiz 2058: Name this 19th century Hindu sant from central part of India. His name is another name for Ganesha. Ans: Gajanan Maharaj.

DQ 2058 - Pic - Wiki
#DharmaQuiz 2059: This Yogi from 1000 yrs ago is credited for Siddha Siddhanta Paddhati, a Hatha Yoga text. Name him. Ans: Gorakhnath or Gorakshanath.

DQ 2059. Pic: Wiki
#DharmaQuiz 2060: Key Nayanars who worshiped Shiva in TN here.
How many Nayanars were there? Ans: 63.

DQ 2060. Pic: Wiki
Scores for session 334:

@Telugutalli : 5
@GuruCharan99 : 5
@chaitanyasoul : 5
@karthikjana : 5

‏@sbangarp : 2
@Sai_swaroopa : 2
@RDWARAKANATH : 2
@mithlm88 : 2
‏@stormylook : 2

@IyerMira : 1
@shashiparakh : 1
@shaileshwelekar : 1
@ShubhaPatil9 : 1
‏@amalviya18 : 1
@ganex : 1
@ravi_bansal30 : 1
@srinivasanands : 1
@Sridhar_Salem : 1
@choubisa171 : 1
@KARUPPASAMY_L : 1
@sameeral_in : 1
@arunprasad72 : 1
@vs70 : 1
@Aryavarta_ : 1
@MrCoolkarni : 1
@cavrags : 1
@ksrikantiyer : 1
@conphucius : 1
@ashvasant : 1
@ksinamdar : 1
@shreeramm : 1
@Mamdhata : 1

Friday, May 22, 2015

Pillars of Indian Culture: Rita, Rina and Dharma

#DharmaQuiz Session 333: 22-May-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2051: The vedic ritual yaj├▒a /Yajna comes from the Sanskrit root word "yaj". What does yaj mean? Ans: ‘respect,’ ‘belongingness,’ and ‘sharing’.



#DharmaQuiz 2052: Asuras (demons) and suras (deities) were sons of the same father Prajapati. Which group was elder among them? Ans: Asuras are the elder ones.

#DharmaQuiz 2053: What is the Sanskrit word for ‘giving’, ‘charity’ or ‘offering’? Ans: Daana.

#DharmaQuiz 2054: A very basic goal of Hindu Dharma is "Sat–chit–ananda". Is this state, something for humans to realize or attain? Ans: Realize, as it is within us.

{Final, Open till 10 PM} #DharmaQuiz 2055: What's the most commonly used Sanskrit word for ‘penance’ or ‘austerity’? Ans: Tapas.

Do read this beautiful summary of Rita, Rina and Dharma by Shatavadhani Dr. R Ganesh.
http://indiafacts.co.in/the-pillars-of-indian-culture-%E1%B9%9Bta-%E1%B9%9B%E1%B9%87a-dharma/

Scores for session 333:
  1. ‏@Simuntweets : 4
  2. @Suprith_raO : 4
  1. @AMoorthy : 3
  2. @Mamdhata : 3
  3. @stormylook : 3
  4. @ShubhaPatil9 : 3
  1. @brahmajnana2015 : 2
  2. @IDhruvjaywant : 2
  3. @ProtectIndia : 2
  4. @heeraman98 : 2
  1. ‏@rahul_sane : 1
  2. @Dvbharti : 1
  3. @KiranPatil13 : 1
  4. @deepti_nainwal : 1
  5. @GreatHeretic : 1
  6. @Sridhar_Salem : 1
  7. @skandoham : 1
  8. @Aamchigele : 1
  9. @Dattaraj85 : 1
  10. @rao_pravesh : 1
  11. ‏@pardhas : 1
  12. @insumit : 1
  13. @A31X64Vijay : 1
  14. @AmerPadma : 1
  15. @ashtaavakra : 1
Hope you all enjoyed this.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Various types of Gitas

#DharmaQuiz Session 332: 12-May-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2046: Devarshi Narada called Bhagavad Gita in the Mahabharata, with what name in the Shanti parva? Ans: Hari Gita.

#DharmaQuiz 2047: Apart from Bhagavad Gita, mention one other Gita from Mahabharata. Ans: Sampaaka Gita, Vrita Gita, Anu Gita

#DharmaQuiz 2048: Brahma Gita is from which Hindu Purana? Ans: Skanda Purana.

#DharmaQuiz 2049: Devi Gita is from Devi Bhagavatam. Who wrote this? Ans: Vyasa Maharshi.

#DharmaQuiz 2050: Hanumad Gita is from Ramayana. It was a discourse to Hanuman by whom? Ans: Sita Mata.

Reference: http://www.indianscriptures.com/vedic-knowledge/sacred-scriptures/gita/gita-its-various-kinds


Scores for session 332:
  1. @Simuntweets : 4
  1. @Telugutalli : 3
  2. @stormylook : 3
  3. @sundeeppatkar : 3
  1. @dark_horse824 : 1
  2. ‏@navale_rohit : 1
  3. @AbhinavAhinav : 1
  4. ‏@Sridhar_Salem : 1
  5. @ramakumar_ks : 1
  6. @Rakesh_Hassan : 1
  7. @bhs7rocks : 1
  8. @SwathiRagha : 1
  9. @AryanPaladin : 1
  10. @Vamsee9002 : 1
And, don't forget to watch this. Fantastic summary of the Gita's and also the history of Indian civilization. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnbBrMfDpDA


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Jayanti festivals in Vaishakha/Jyestha months

#DharmaQuiz Session 331: 5-May-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2041: Today is Patrakar Diwas - a Jayanti for the most traveled ancient Indian name. He's in most puranic stories. Who? Ans: Sage Narada.

#DharmaQuiz 2042: On May 18th, Shani Jayanti is celebrated.
Which Hindu calendar month (Lunar) does it fall in? Ans: Vaishaka (Shaka), Jyeshtha (Vikram)
DQ 2042. Pic: jyotiskymart
#DharmaQuiz 2043: We just had Buddha Purnima yesterday - The birth, enlightenment and passing away of Buddha. Pali name for this day? Ans: Vesak or Vaishak   

#DharmaQuiz 2044: 2015 Nepal Earthquake happened 2 days before Sita Navami. This Navami is a month after which other famous Navami festival? Ans: Rama Navami.

{Final, Open till 10 PM} #DharmaQuiz 2045: Last week we had Narasimha Jayanti. Does it occur a day before or after Kurma Jayanti? #Vishnu: Answer: Before Kurma Jayanti.

Scores for session 331:
  1. @Simuntweets : 5
  2. @chaitanyasoul : 5
  1. ‏@keewlguy : 4
  2. @pramod_klr : 4
  1. ‏@shankar143pin : 3
  2. @tweeteringuise : 3
  3. ‏@ksmsundaram1975 : 3
  1. @netvisionindia : 2
  1. @thapateros : 1
  2. @DenseIdiot : 1
  3. @thapateros : 1
  4. @rinku3009 : 1
  5. @krishnajagirdar :1
  6. @mohan_doyizode : 1
  7. ‏@scd_nagraj : 1
  8. @RamraoKP_ : 1
  9. @deshi_mangoman : 1
  10. ‏@KishoreKeBol : 1
  11. @radhakras21 : 1

Enjoy the summer!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Panchatantra, Hitopadesha and Jataka Katha.

#DharmaQuiz Session 330: 24-Apr-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2036: Panchatantra is ancient world's most famous set of moral fables (Niti). It's author Vishnu Sharma lived in BCE or CE? Ans: BCE - 3rd century BCE.

#DharmaQuiz 2037: Jataka Katha is an ancient Indian moral story collection. How many stories of wisdom does this collection have? Ans: 550 jatakas or tripitikas

#DharmaQuiz 2038: About 850 years ago, a famous scholar framed Hitopadesha Sanskrit fables. Name him. Ans: Narayana Bhatta.

#DharmaQuiz 2039: Two thirds of Panchatantra is 2 chapters involving friends.
Mitra Bheda and Mitra Samprapti. Which one is longer? Ans: Mitra Bheda. 45% of Panchatantra is just this chapter. 

#DharmaQuiz 2040: Panchatantra is the most translated old Indian literature.
Approximately to how many languages? Ans: 50 languages, with 3/4th of them being outside India.

Scores for session 330:
Sorry, did not score.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Akshaya Tritiya

#DharmaQuiz Session 329: 21-Apr-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2031: On #AkshayaTritiya, this benevolent Devi was said to be born. Name her. Ans: Devi Annapurna.
DQ 2031. Pic - aghori.it
#DharmaQuiz 2032: On #AkshayaTritiya, Jains give a ceremonial bath (Abhisheka) to Tirthankara Rishabhadeva. With which juice? Ans: Sugar cane juice.

#DharmaQuiz 2033: #AkshayaTritiya is when Ganga descended to earth. This is one of her origin points. Where is this? Ans: Gaumukh, Bhagirati's origin point. Bhagirati is one of Ganga's main starting tributaries.

DQ 2033. Pic - jyoti-kothari.hubpages.com
#DharmaQuiz 2034: He was made a custodian of wealth and property with Lakshmi on #AkshayaTritiya by Shiva. Who is he? Ans: Kubera.   

DQ 2034. Pic - blogspot.com
#DharmaQuiz 2035: On #AkshayaTritiya, Surya gifted a famous vessel to Yudhishtira. Name it. Ans: Akshaya Patra.

DQ 2035. Pic - Wiki
 Scores for session 329:
  1. @CJoshi28 : 5
  1. @yadavendraSS : 4
  2. @kmukundra : 4
  3. @stormylook : 4
  4. @karthikjana : 4
  1. @deshi_mangoman : 3
  1. @prasannarl1 : 2
  2. @vinodthakur3 : 2
  3. @GhostriderYahoo : 2
  4. @ChughShobu27 : 2
  5. @nandaakumar : 2
  6. @kpramodrai : 2
  7. @kirtweetz : 2
  8. @mpsharma56 : 2
  9. @rinku3009 : 2
  10. @bohrapankaj : 2
  11. @RAMESH4184 : 2
  12. @tweeteringuise : 2
  13. @gurudath29 :
  1. @developermv : 1
  2. @Harish8hs : 1
  3. @Vamsee9002 : 1
  4. @kharwar_banaras : 1
  5. @manoj_niketa : 1
  6. @BramhaKamal : 1
  7. @ashujoshi27 : 1
  8. @jain_hd : 1
  9. @Manjunaath : 1
  10. @SnghAP : 1
  11. @pareshmshah12 : 1
  12. @kkapilrai : 1
  13. @harishkrcr : 1
  14. @Rakesh_Hassan : 1
  15. @surimohnot : 1
  16. @abhilashbalu : 1
  17. @deepti_nainwal : 1
  18. @pinktoothjourno : 1
  19. @udayakandate : 1
  20. @Richanjgd : 1
  21. @Ay_Prashanth : 1
  22. @atul_doshi : 1
  23. @lalitadvani : 1
  24. @RaghuKandkur : 1
  25. @SonalShriv : 1
  26. @Chandra_bhs : 1
  27. @DharamaKshetra : 1
  28. @gorishankaryad1 : 1
  29. @anayaseth : 1
  30. @ispastwadi : 1
  31. @oojnas : 1
  32. @kartikanandan : 1
  33. @mithlm88 : 1

Hope you all had a great Akshaya Tritiya!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Cow in Hindu Culture.

#DharmaQuiz Session 328: 17-Apr-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2025: Name the cow that emerged from Samudra Manthan. Ans: Kamadhenu.

DQ 2025: Pic -Wiki
#DharmaQuiz 2026: Which Bhagawan's name in India literally means "Protector of Cows" in Sanskrit? Ans:
Gopala - Krishna.

#DharmaQuiz 2027: Name the Jain Tirthankara who is identified uniquely using bull as his symbol. Ans: Rishabha or Adinatha.

DQ: 2027. Pic - herenow4u.net
#DharmaQuiz 2028: Name this son of Anusuya, who is worshiped as a great Guru, who is seen often with an adorable cow. Ans: Dattatreya.

DQ 2028. Pic - giri.in
Question 2029 skipped. 2025 was duplicate, so making up for that.

#DharmaQuiz 2030: Vedas term cow as: Aghnya (not to be killed), Ahi (not be slaughtered) & Aditi. Aditi means what? Ans: Aditi = the one that ought not to be cut into pieces. Aditi has other meanings, but in this cow context, this is the meaning.

Scores for session 328.
  1. @sankarbe : 5
  2. @karthikjana : 5
  3. @UKKishor : 5
  1. @IdamRashtray : 4
  2. @RAMESH4184 : 4
  3. @pramod_klr : 4
  4. @stormylook : 4
  1. @rahul_sane : 3
  2. @Simuntweets : 3
  3. @SnookyBangalore : 3
  4. @tweeteringuise : 3
  1. @nandaakumar : 2
  2. @seenu_d : 2
  3. @VJayVM : 2
  4. @rahultri1977 : 2
  5. ‏@mhveer_ : 2
  6. ‏@airwindcrazywal : 2
  7. @praveenbp21aug : 2
  8. @PoonamV_ : 2
  9. @mhveer_ : 2
  10. @anantyalagi : 2
  11. @dhpavan : 2
  12. @Sridhar_Salem : 2
  13. @rinku3009 : 2
  1. @Aamchigele : 2
  2. @ChauhanUpendra : 2
  1. @sharma__sanjay : 1
  2. @nrpurvi : 1
  3. @tradetoday99 : 1
  4. @gururaj_as : 1
  5. @hiriyal : 1
  6. @timmapuramreddy : 1
  7. @JagannathAjnabi : 1
  8. @Monique_essence : 1
  9. @demonhawk007 : 1
  10. @bohrapankaj : 1
  11. @drarora_gaurav : 1
  12. @Adroit_A : 1
  13. @SonalShriv : 1
  14. @vinodsharma1834 : 1
  15. @ys_sadalagi : 1
  16. @tweeteringuise : 1
  17. @SarojKarnataka : 1
  18. @Patriot84032974 : 1
  19. @RahulRBhasme : 1
  20. @deva1956 : 1
  21. @WyndTalkr : 1
  22. @IndiafirstVM : 1
  23. @ahmednkhan : 1
  24. @UshaSudarshan27 : 1
  25. @avaneeshraju : 1
  26. @Panchjanyaa : 1
  27. @nitintp : 1
  28. @siddhu2498 :1
  29. @khatvanga : 1
  30. @luvdheart : 1
  31. @JakaasJig : 1
  32. @rajeshkupadhyay : 1
  33. @itsapollo13 : 1
  34. @ganeshmahnar : 1
  35. @bhavikdwivedi : 1
  36. @praveenbp21aug : 1
  37. @avramesh : 1
  38. @HarishankarSY : 1
  39. @nikhil__13 : 1
  40. @UghraNarasimha : 1
  41. @dwimidhaM : 1
  42. @AmiSri : 1
  43. @sriram20 : 1
  44. @kiran_en25 : 1
  45. @Jitenderbharati : 1
  46. @kum_1_09 : 1
  47. @kagitapus : 1
  48. @magaxiom : 1
  49. @GreatHeretic : 1
  50. @puneethsamani : 1
Today it was a great turn out. Thanks for showing interest in go-mata related quiz. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Hindu Gurus

#DharmaQuiz Session 327: 10-Apr-2015

#DharmaQuiz 2021: In which state of India did Shankara, Basaveshwara, Ramanuja and Vidyaranya inspire new temples, traditions and kingdoms? Ans: Karnataka

#DharmaQuiz 2022: This sant, born in the 18th century Rajasthan, wrote bhashya on Upanishads and Yoga. Name him. Ans: Sant Charandas.

DQ 2022: Pic - Wiki
DQ 2023: pic - Wiki
#DharmaQuiz 2023: Name this Vaishnava saint, shishya of Chaitanya, who was from a Muslim family in today's Bangladesh. Ans: Haridasa Thakur.

#DharmaQuiz 2024: In which state of India you can find prominent ashrams of these two great Hindu thinkers and sants. Ans: Tamil Nadu. They are Swami Dayananda Saraswathi and Ramana Maharshi.

DQ 2024 - 1. Pic: arshavidyateertha.org
DQ 2024 - 2. Pic: dabase.org

{Final, Open till 10 PM} #DharmaQuiz 2025: Name this Vedic scholar who inspired Swarajya, wrote Satyarth Prakash and said "Go Back to Vedas". Ans: Swami Dayananda.

Scores for session 327:
  1. @karthikjana : 5
  1. @mdbiyani : 4
  2. @arunrush : 4
  3. @sriksvenkat : 4
  1. @pramod_klr : 3
  2. @RSomesh52 : 3
  3. @stormylook : 3
  1. @SanthoshPPrabhu : 2
  2. @Simuntweets : 2
  1. @Vivek_Analyst : 1
  2. @sudhirapai : 1
  3. @harishkrcr : 1
  4. @kousik20 : 1
  5. @aolpri : 1
  6. @vizagobelix : 1
  7. @KrishSuresh7 : 1
  8. @_manish25 : 1
  9. @crazydiode : 1
  10. @db_is_db : 1
  11. @anikethanbucki : 1
  12. @ultapultanikhil : 1
  13. @JpackJack : 1
  14. @gauranga10 : 1
  15. @conphucius : 1
  16. @RAMESH4184 : 1
  17. @gorishankaryad1 : 1
  18. @Sheks65 : 1
  19. @Nikhil_7D : 1
  20. @Bhaskarg77G : 1

Jai Gurudev!