Ganesh Chaturthi Quiz By RNTalks

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival Quiz by RNTalks

Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most celebrated and widely popular Hindu festivals of our country. It is observed throughout the country and some parts of the world, with great joy and dedication.

Lord Ganesha is venerated as the God of New Beginnings, wisdom, intelligence, and Remover of obstacles. The elaborate celebration of the festival includes chanting of Vedic hymns, fasting, offering prayers, and distribution of prasad to the community.

If you believe that you are well versed in the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, it is time to put your knowledge to the test. Take the quiz and see if you have not missed the important facts of Ganesh Chaturthi, and update your knowledge in a fun way. Happy quizzing!

Ganesh Chaturthi Quiz By RNTalks
Ganesh Chaturthi Quiz By RNTalks

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The massive idol of Lord Ganesh at Kolhapur is addressed with a specific name. What is it called?

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The massive idol of Lord Ganesh at Kolhapur is Chinmaya Ganadhish. It is in the form of a circular structure with a diameter of 60 feet and it weighs 800 tons.

Who wrote the famous aarti ‘Sukhharta Dukharta’?

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The famous aarti ‘Sukhharta Dukharta’ was composed by Sant Samarth Ramdas. He got the inspiration after seeing the icon of Mayureshwara, a form of Lord Ganesh at the Morgaon Ganesh Temple.

In which month, according to the Hindu calendar, is Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated?

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Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated during the month of Bhadrapada, which is the sixth month of the Hindu Calendar. The celebration begins on the fourth day of this Hindu month. It falls between August to September as per the English calendar.

In which city is Ballaleshwar Ganpati?

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Shri Ballaleshwar Ganpati Temple is located in Pali in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is one of the eight temples of Lord Ganesh in the Ashtavinayaka pilgrimage. Among the eight temples, the Ballaleshwar temple is the only avatar of Lord Ganesh known by the name of his devotee.

The eight ancient temples of Lord Ganesh, ‘Ashtavinayaka’, are situated in which state of India?

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The ‘Ashtavinayaka’ are the eight ancient temples of Lord Ganesh, which are situated in Maharashtra. These temples are situated around Pune and all of them have an individual history and legend. The form and trunk of all the eight idols in these eight temples are distinct from each other.

The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival that is celebrated for many days. For how many days is the festival celebrated?

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The Ganesh Chaturthi lasts for 10 days. According to the Hindu Lunar Calendar, the last day of the grand celebration ends with Anant Chaturdashi, when the idol of Lord Ganesh is immersed in water symbolizing his return journey to his home in Kailash Parbat.

Which organization celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi in London, for the first time?

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For the first time in 2005, The Hindu Culture and Heritage Society celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi, in London, at the Vishwa Hindu Temple. In the end of the celebration, the idol was immersed in River Thames in Putney Pier, in accordance with the ritual.

Which is the favorite flower of Lord Ganesh? Pick the correct one from the options listed below.

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Flowers are an integral part of any religious festival. Red Hibiscus is said to be the favorite flower of Lord Ganesh. Red flowers represent Mars and the Moon. It is offered for the destruction of enemies and prosperity.

How many main rituals are performed during the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi?

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Four main rituals are performed during the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi. They are Pranapratishtha, Shhodashopachara, Uttar puja, and Ganpati Visarjan.

Why is Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated?

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The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi marks the birth of Lord Ganesh, who is considered a symbol of good fortune, wisdom, and success.

What was the first name given to Lord Ganesh?

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Lord Ganesh is addressed with different names all over the country. The first name of Lord Ganesh is Ekadanta. It is the earliest name that was given to Lord Ganesh. It means ‘with one tusk’.

The Mouse, which is considered Ganesh’s Vahana or vehicle, was originally a demigod. What was he known as?

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Ganesh’s vehicle, the mouse was Krauncha, a celestial-musician god. Once, he accidentally stepped on the foot of Muni Vamadeva. He lost his temper and cursed Krauncha, after which he became a mouse. Later, he became Ganesh's 2vahana.

In which era the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi started?

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The celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi started in the era of Maharaja Chhatrapati Shivaji, intending to promote nationalism and culture. It continued to the rule of Peshwas, for whom Lord Ganesh was a family deity.

In which year the large-scale celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi started publicly?

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Ganesh Chaturthi became a public event in 1892 when the first public idol of Lord Ganesh was installed in Pune by Bhausaheb Laxman Javale. However, in 1893, it gained momentum when Bal Gangadhar Tilak wrote about the celebration in his newspaper, Kesari, and supported it to become a public event, to promote grassroots unity among the Indians, against British rule.

Who among the following political leaders is responsible for reviving and popularizing the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi?

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Bal Gangadhar Tilak revived and popularized the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. He believed that a common deity, worshipped by one and all, can play an important role in creating a bond and uniting Indians.

Where is the tallest standing idol of Lord Ganesh in the world located?

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The tallest idol of Lord Ganesh is located in Thailand. It is 39 meters (127.11 feet) tall. It is a bronze statue, installed by Thai Princess Soamsawali Phravararajatinuddamat. It is in Khlong Khuean Chachoengsao Province.

Among the four Vedas, in which Veda was Ganesh mentioned?

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The origin of the worship of Lord Ganesh is a subject of debate. However, the first references about Lord Ganesh were found in Rigveda. It begins with the invocation of Lord Ganesh, who is the Chief of Ganas or divine beings.

Lord Ganesh is addressed with different names in different parts of the country. How many names does Lord Ganesh have?

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Lord Ganesh is one of the most favorite deities in Hinduism. He has 108 different names. Each name represents one aspect of Lord Ganesh, known for wisdom, success, prosperity, and removing obstacles, among the others.

A special dish Undrallu is made during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. This dish's main ingredient is........?

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Undrallu is a traditional dish made with rice as its main ingredient. During Ganesh Chaturthi, it is prepared as naivedyam. It is a steamed dumpling cooked in Andhra style, made with broken rice, chana dal, cumin seeds, and ghee.

According to the writings of Hindu scriptures, who broke the Lord Ganesh’s tusk?

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According to the Hindu scriptures, Parshuram broke the tusk of Lord Ganesh. Parshuram was a follower of Lord Shiva. He got furious with Lord Ganesh for blocking his path. He threw his axe on Lord Ganesh and broke his tusk. Lord Ganesh could easily deflect it, but since the axe belonged to his father Lord Shiva, he let the ax break his tusk, out of sheer respect for his father.

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