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Quiz on Hindu Mythology

  1. Which of the following is the 1st among the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu

  2. (a) Kurmavatara  (b) Narasimha Avatara  (c) Matsyavatara  (d) Varahavatara



  3. In which Yuga (time period), Lord Vishnu was born as Rama?

  4. (a) Dwapara Yuga  (b) Treta Yuga  (c) Kali Yuga  (d) Sat / Kruta Yuga



  5. Which of the following is the vehicle of Lord Vishnu?

  6. (a) Garuda (Eagle)  (b) Mushika (Mouse)  (c) Nandi (Bull)  (d) Airawat (White Elephant)



  7. What is the name of Lord Vishnu's celestial disc / chakra?
  8. (a) Kaumodaki (b) Sudarshana (c) Panchajanya (d) Nandaka



  9. Name the Hindu god who is known as the Preserver / Protector.
  10. (a) Brahma (b) Shiva (c) Indra (d) Vishnu



  11. Which Hindu god is known to have a third eye in the forehead?
  12. (a) Brahma (b) Vishnu (c) Shiva (d) Indra



  13. Which musical instrument is held by Goddess Saraswati?
  14. (a) Veena (b) Tanpura (c) Sitar (d) Tabla



  15. What is the name of the Veena held by Goddess Saraswati?
  16. (a) Mahati (b) Murali (c) Mridanga (d) Madalasa



  17. What is the name of the weapon held / used by Indra - the Lord of Devas?
  18. (a) Siva Dhanush (b) Vajrayudha (c) Brahmastra (d) Trisula



  19. According to mythology, who is the father of Goddess Lakshmi?
  20. (a) Himavat (b) Vasudeva (c) Samudra (d) Brahma



  21. Which Hindu God has a blue neck and is called Neelakantha?
  22. (a) Krishna (b) Kalika (c) Ayyappa (d) Shiva



  23. What is the name of the musical stringed instrument (Veena) held by Sage Narada?
  24. (a) Mahati (b) Madalasa (c) Meru (d) Mrigaya



  25. Who was the father of Sati Devi (wife of Lord Shiva)?
  26. (a) Daksha (b) Samudra (c) Dhrutarashtra (d) Vasudeva



  27. Which great sage brought down Ganga on to Earth?
  28. (a) Bhrigu (b) Agastya (c) Viswamitra (d) Bhagiratha



  29. Which god checked / stopped the force of Ganga by holding her in his matted locks of hair?
  30. (a) Krishna (b) Shiva (c) Brahma (d) Vishnu



  31. Name the charioteer of Lord Surya (Sun God)?
  32. (a) Garuda (b) Hanuma (c) Radheya (d) Aruna



  33. In which Hindu month Sri Rama Navami is celebrated?
  34. (a) Bhadrapada (b) Kartika (c) Sravana (d) Chaitra



  35. Which Hindu god is worshiped on Ratha Saptami day?
  36. (a) Surya (Sun) (b) Ganesha (c) Durga (d) Rama



  37. Who is the author of the great epic of Mahabharata?
  38. (a) Valmiki (b) Vasishtha (c) Bhrigu (d) Veda Vyasa



  39. Who wrote the epic of Mahabharata while Veda Vyasa was dictating it?
  40. (a) Krishna (b) Hanuman (c) Ganesha (d) Saraswati



  41. The chapters of Mahabharata are called ______
  42. (a) Parvas (b) Skandas (c) Khandas (d) Pitikas



  43. Mahabharata comprises of ________ parvas (chapters)
  44. (a) 15 (b) 16 (c) 17 (d) 18



  45. Who was the father of Devavrat?
  46. (a) Bharata (b) Dhritarashtra (c) Dasaratha (d) Santanu



  47. What is the name of the fisherman's daughter whom King Santanu married?
  48. (a) Satyavati (b) Damayanti (c) Ambika (d) Mandodari



  49. Who was the mother of Devavrat (Bheeshma)?
  50. (a) Yasoda (b) Janaki (c) Ganga (d) Saraswati

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