Trivia Quiz On Hindu Gods And Their Avatars

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How well do you know about Hindu mythology and the incarnation of Hindu Gods? Try this trivia quiz on Hindu gods and their avatars and check your knowledge of Hinduism. Different symbols represent Hindu gods, and each has an insight into what the god represents. There are many gods with different forms. However, Hindus primarily worship these two deities- Vishnu and Shiva. The quiz below will test just how much you know about various gods and their specific avatars. Do give it a try and see how knowledgeable you are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I am an incarnation of the Hindu Goddess Parvati, the wife of Shiva. Temple art in India often depicts Lord Shiva with his begging bowl (skull), asking me to provide him food that gives the energy. Who am I?

    • A.

      Mahavidyas

    • B.

      Maya

    • C.

      Annapurna

    • D.

      Shakti

    Correct Answer
    C. Annapurna
    Explanation
    Annapurna is the correct answer because she is the Hindu goddess of nourishment and food. In temple art, Lord Shiva is often depicted with his begging bowl, asking Annapurna to provide him with food that gives him energy. Annapurna is considered to be the provider of food and sustenance, symbolizing the importance of nourishment in our lives.

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  • 2. 

    I am the monkey deity renowned for my courage, power and faithful, selfless service. I am also known for helping Rama because he helped me first. Who am I?

    • A.

      Brahma

    • B.

      Garuda

    • C.

      Kali

    • D.

      Hanuman

    Correct Answer
    D. Hanuman
    Explanation
    Hanuman is the correct answer because he is a monkey deity known for his courage, power, and faithful, selfless service. He is also known for helping Rama because Rama helped him first. Brahma, Garuda, and Kali are not associated with these qualities or the specific relationship with Rama.

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  • 3. 

    I was the daughter of the sage Bhrigu and took refuge in the ocean of milk when the gods were sent into exile. I was reborn during the Churning of the Ocean. Who am I?

    • A.

      Lakshmi

    • B.

      Rukmini

    • C.

      Sita

    • D.

      Radha

    Correct Answer
    A. Lakshmi
    Explanation
    Lakshmi is the correct answer because she is known as the daughter of the sage Bhrigu and is associated with the ocean of milk and the Churning of the Ocean. In Hindu mythology, Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity, and is often depicted as being born during the Churning of the Ocean. She is also the consort of Lord Vishnu.

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  • 4. 

    I arose at the time of the churning of the ocean of milk, holding the cup of Amrita, the life-giving elixir. Who am I?

    • A.

      Shiva

    • B.

      Dhanwantari

    • C.

      Srichakra

    • D.

      Vishnu

    Correct Answer
    B. Dhanwantari
    Explanation
    Dhanwantari is the correct answer because he is associated with the churning of the ocean of milk, where he emerged holding the cup of Amrita, the life-giving elixir. In Hindu mythology, Dhanwantari is considered the divine physician and the father of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine. He is often depicted as holding a cup or vessel containing the elixir of life.

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  • 5. 

    I am an incarnation of Devi or the Mother Goddess, a unified symbol of all divine forces! I am awesome!

    • A.

      Devi

    • B.

      Mahish

    • C.

      Shakti

    • D.

      Durga

    Correct Answer
    D. Durga
    Explanation
    Durga is the correct answer because she is commonly known as an incarnation of Devi or the Mother Goddess. She is revered as a unified symbol of all divine forces and is often depicted as a powerful and fierce warrior goddess. Durga is worshipped for her strength and ability to protect her devotees from evil forces.

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  • 6. 

    I am the fish avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. I am often described as the first of Vishnu's ten primary avatars. Who am I?

    • A.

      Matsya 

    • B.

      Kurma 

    • C.

      Narasimha

    • D.

      Vamana

    Correct Answer
    A. Matsya 
    Explanation
    Matsya is the correct answer because it is mentioned in the question that the avatar is the first of Vishnu's ten primary avatars. Matsya is considered to be the first avatar of Vishnu in Hindu mythology, and it is depicted as a fish.

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  • 7. 

    I am the sixth avatar among the Dashavatara of the preserver god Vishnu. I am also referred to as Rama Jamadagnya. Who am I?

    • A.

      Varaha

    • B.

      Parashurama

    • C.

      Narasimha

    • D.

      Vamana

    Correct Answer
    B. Parashurama
    Explanation
    Parashurama is the correct answer to this question. Parashurama is the sixth avatar among the Dashavatara of the preserver god Vishnu. He is also known as Rama Jamadagnya.

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  • 8. 

    I am the avatar of goddess Lakshmi and described as the chief of the Gopis. I am the lover and companion of Krishna. Who am I?

    • A.

      Radha

    • B.

      Rukmini

    • C.

      Satyabhama

    • D.

      Kalindi

    Correct Answer
    A. Radha
    Explanation
    Radha is the correct answer because she is known as the avatar of goddess Lakshmi and is described as the chief of the Gopis. She is also the lover and companion of Krishna. Radha's love for Krishna is considered to be pure and selfless, making her an important figure in Hindu mythology and a symbol of devotion.

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  • 9. 

    I am the reincarnation of Goddess Lakshmi and the wife of Rama, the avatar of the god Vishnu. I am the epitome of devotion as a wife, daughter, and a mother. Who am I?

    • A.

      Rukmini

    • B.

      Draupadi

    • C.

      Sita

    • D.

      Alakshmi

    Correct Answer
    C. Sita
    Explanation
    Sita is the correct answer because she is known as the wife of Rama, the avatar of Vishnu, in Hindu mythology. She is also considered the reincarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Sita is revered for her unwavering devotion as a wife, daughter, and mother, making her the epitome of these roles.

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  • 10. 

    I am often described as incarnation of Shesha. I am a serpent associated with the deity Vishnu. Who am I?

    • A.

      Varaha

    • B.

      Vamana

    • C.

      Rama

    • D.

      Balarama

    Correct Answer
    D. Balarama
    Explanation
    Balarama is often described as the incarnation of Shesha, the serpent associated with the deity Vishnu. This makes him the correct answer to the question. Varaha, Vamana, and Rama are all different incarnations of Vishnu, but they are not specifically associated with being a serpent like Balarama is.

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