Quiz: How Well Do You Know About Ganesh Chaturthi?

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Quiz: How Well Do You Know About Ganesh Chaturthi?

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

  • 2. 
    Where is his abode?
    • A. 

      Kailash

    • B. 

      Sutlej

    • C. 

      Indus

    • D. 

      Brahmaputra 

  • 3. 
    Lokmanya Tilak made the public appeal which popularized the festival when? 
    • A. 

      20th century 

    • B. 

      18th century 

    • C. 

      17th century 

    • D. 

      19th century 

  • 4. 
    How many times does it appear in the Rigveda?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      5

    • 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

  • 6. 
    Numerous images of Ganesha are traceable to which of the following?
    • A. 

      7th century 

    • B. 

      8th century

    • C. 

      9th century

    • D. 

      10th century

  • 7. 
    Since when has the festival been publicly celebrated in Pune?
    • A. 

      British Raj

    • B. 

      Shivaji

    • C. 

      Pandals

    • D. 

      Bombay Presidency 

  • 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

  • 9. 
     Ganesha returns to which of the following?
    • A. 

      Parvati

    • B. 

      Saraswati

    • C. 

      Lakshmi

    • D. 

      Parashakti

  • 10. 
    Which of the following is offered in some parts of Karnataka?
    • A. 

      Laddu

    • B. 

      Panakam

    • C. 

      Panchakajjaya

    • D. 

      Idli