How Well Do You Know About Ganesh Chaturthi?

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The festival which is popularly known as Ganesh Chaturthi falls in the months of August or September of the Gregorian calendar. It is marked by installing Ganesha clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate temporary stages. Celebration activities include chanting of Vedic hymns and Hindu texts such as, prayers and fasting. This short quiz is to determine your knowledge of this historic festival.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Lord Ganesha is the son of which of the following?

    • A.

      Saraswati

    • B.

      Brahman

    • C.

      Parvati

    • D.

      Lakshmi

    Correct Answer
    C. Parvati
    Explanation
    Lord Ganesha is the son of Parvati. In Hindu mythology, Parvati is the wife of Lord Shiva and the mother of Ganesha. Ganesha is one of the most widely worshipped deities in Hinduism and is known as the remover of obstacles and the god of wisdom and intellect.

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  • 2. 

    Where is his abode?

    • A.

      Kailash

    • B.

      Sutlej

    • C.

      Indus

    • D.

      Brahmaputra 

    Correct Answer
    A. Kailash
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Kailash. Kailash is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva according to Hindu mythology. It is a sacred mountain located in the Himalayas in Tibet. Many devotees undertake pilgrimages to Kailash as it is considered a highly spiritual and holy place. Its majestic and awe-inspiring beauty adds to its significance as a divine abode.

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  • 3. 

    Lokmanya Tilak made the public appeal which popularized the festival when? 

    • A.

      20th century 

    • B.

      18th century 

    • C.

      17th century 

    • D.

      19th century 

    Correct Answer
    D. 19th century 
    Explanation
    Lokmanya Tilak made a public appeal in the 19th century which popularized the festival.

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  • 4. 

    How many times does it appear in the Rigveda?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    D. 2
  • 5. 

    Ganesha appears in medieval Puranas in form of what?

    • A.

      God of success 

    • B.

      God of longevity

    • C.

      God of wisdom

    • D.

      God of knowledge

    Correct Answer
    A. God of success 
    Explanation
    Ganesha appears in medieval Puranas in the form of the God of success. This is because Ganesha is widely revered as the deity who removes obstacles and brings success and prosperity. He is often worshipped before the beginning of any task or endeavor to seek his blessings for a successful outcome. Ganesha is also associated with intelligence, wisdom, and knowledge, but his primary role in the Puranas is as the God of success.

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  • 6. 

    Numerous images of Ganesha are traceable to which of the following?

    • A.

      7th century 

    • B.

      8th century

    • C.

      9th century

    • D.

      10th century

    Correct Answer
    A. 7th century 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 7th century. This means that there are numerous images of Ganesha that can be traced back to the 7th century. These images could include sculptures, paintings, or other forms of artwork depicting the Hindu deity Ganesha. The fact that there are numerous images suggests that Ganesha was already a well-established and widely worshipped figure by this time.

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  • 7. 

    Since when has the festival been publicly celebrated in Pune?

    • A.

      British Raj

    • B.

      Shivaji

    • C.

      Pandals

    • D.

      Bombay Presidency 

    Correct Answer
    B. Shivaji
    Explanation
    The festival of Shivaji has been publicly celebrated in Pune since the time of Shivaji himself. Shivaji was a legendary Maratha warrior and the founder of the Maratha Empire. He was born and raised in Pune and had a deep connection with the city. Therefore, it is natural that the festival celebrating his life and achievements would be widely celebrated in Pune.

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  • 8. 

    Carvings at Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temples at Ellora Caves dated between 5th and 8th century show Ganesha seated with who?

    • A.

      Shiva

    • B.

      Parvati

    • C.

      Shakti

    • D.

      Saraswati

    Correct Answer
    C. Shakti
    Explanation
    The carvings at the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain temples at Ellora Caves, which are dated between the 5th and 8th century, depict Ganesha seated with Shakti. Shakti is a Hindu goddess and is often associated with divine feminine energy and power. Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity, is one of the most widely worshipped gods in Hinduism, and he is often depicted with various deities and goddesses in different contexts. In this particular case, the carvings at Ellora Caves show Ganesha seated with Shakti, emphasizing the divine power and energy associated with both deities.

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  • 9. 

     Ganesha returns to which of the following?

    • A.

      Parvati

    • B.

      Saraswati

    • C.

      Lakshmi

    • D.

      Parashakti

    Correct Answer
    A. Parvati
    Explanation
    Ganesha returns to Parvati because Parvati is his mother. In Hindu mythology, Parvati is the wife of Lord Shiva and the mother of Ganesha. After completing his tasks or journeys, Ganesha always returns to his mother Parvati, who symbolizes love, nurturing, and protection. This bond between Ganesha and Parvati is significant in Hindu culture and represents the strong mother-child relationship.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is offered in some parts of Karnataka?

    • A.

      Laddu

    • B.

      Panakam

    • C.

      Panchakajjaya

    • D.

      Idli

    Correct Answer
    C. Panchakajjaya
    Explanation
    Panchakajjaya is offered in some parts of Karnataka.

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