Happy Dusshera Navratri Durga Puja Quiz

Happy Dusshera Navratri Durga Puja Quiz

India is a land of colorful festivals, celebrated among different parts of the country with great energy and enthusiasm. The festive season is around the corner.

The festive spirit begins with Navratri. In these nine days, people revel in the spiritual divinity and invoke the blessings of Maa Durga. The tenth day of Navratri, culminates in Dusshera, signifying the victory of good over evil.

It’s time to reconnect with our culture through the informative quiz given below. Sail through the ancient era and uncover the covered.

Test your knowledge and once again brush up on the long-forgotten facts in a fun way. Dive in and enjoy! Happy quizzing!

Happy Dusshera Navratri Durga Puja Quiz
Happy Dusshera Navratri Durga Puja Quiz

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As mentioned in Ramayana, which pooja did Lord Rama perform to win over the demon king Ravana?

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According to Ramayana, Lord Rama performed Chandi-Puja/Durga Puja to win over the demon king Ravana. By performing the puja, he invoked Durga Ma, Goddess of Shakti, to bless him and grant victory.

During Navratri, each day is dedicated to one form of Navdurga. To which form of Navdurga is the first day of Navratri dedicated?

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Shailaputri Maa is worshipped on the first day of Navratri. She is the representative of the Muladhara Chakra, also called the root chakra. She is the daughter of Himavat, who was the king of the Himalayas. She is known to be a form of Parvati.

Ghatsthapana is one of the rituals performed during Navratri. On which day of Navratri is it observed?

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Ghatsthapana is observed on the first day of Navratri. The ritual of Ghatsthapana involves placing the pot filled with holy water and then barley seeds are sown in it. The seeds grow into yellow grass which is called jamara. This ritual is also called Kalash Sthapana.

Pushpanjali is a famous ritual that takes place during Durga Pooja. On which day of Pooja does the ritual of Pushpanjali occur?

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Durga Ashtami is considered significant and the most auspicious day to perform the Pushpanjali ritual during Durga Puja. During the ritual, Pushpanjali Mantras are chanted and fresh flowers are offered to Goddess Durga. However, Pushpanjali is performed on all the days of Navratri.

What is Gof Gunthan associated with, during Navratri?

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Gof Gunthan is a traditional dance form. It is the Navratri Garba dance performed during Sharad Navratri. It is a variation of the popular dance form Dandiya Ras. This dance form is customary in Kanbi and Koli communities in Saurashtra.

Unbeknownst to you, there is a specific scripture associated with Navratri. Which is that scripture?

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The scripture associated with Navratri is Devi Mahatmya. The scripture describes the story of the victory of Ma Durga over Mahishasur. It is also called 'Devi Path' or 'Devi Saptashati'.

One of the following dance forms is performed with an incense burner, during Durga Puja. Which is that dance form?

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Dhunuchi is the famous dance form performed during Durga Puja. It is a devotional dance performed as a gesture of thanksgiving to Ma Durga. The dancers hold clay pots called Dhunuchi, filled with coconut husks, and topped with burning charcoal and powdered incense.

Can you name the powerful weapon that was used by Lord Rama to kill Ravana in the final battle that took place in Lanka?

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In the final battle that took place in Lanka, Lord Rama used the divine weapon, Brahmastra, to kill Ravana. As recorded in the Hindu scriptures, Brahmastra was one of the deadliest weapons, capable of defeating all beings and destroying the planet.

Which puja is performed by the Indian Armed Forces and Police across the country on Vijaya Dashami?

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This festival occurs on the 10th day of Shukla Paksha of Ashwin, which takes place in September or October. During the Navratri festival, 'Shastra Puja' is celebrated by the Police, the Indian Armed Forces And Para Military Forces across the country. The celebration of the annihilation of Mahishasura by Goddess Durga symbolizes the victory of good over evil.

The first day of Durga Pooja is known by a specific name. What is it called?

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Mahalaya is the first day of Durga Pooja. It indicates the arrival of the goddess. It is believed that Mahishasur was killed on this day and Ma Durga commenced her journey from Kailash to Earth.

In one of the states of India, the festival of Dusshera is celebrated with a grand parade of elephants. Which state are we talking about?

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In Mysore, a prominent city of Karnataka, Dusshera is celebrated with a grand parade of elephants. The elephant leading the procession carries the Golden Howdah, which has Goddess Chamundeshwari in it. The Golden Howdah is made of gold and weighs approximately 750 kilograms.

Out of the gods listed below, which god is present in the Chala (backdrop against which the idols of the god are placed), along with Durga Ma, on the occasion of Durga Pooja?

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Lord Ganesh is present in the Chala along with Durga Ma, on the occasion of Durga Pooja. Though there are other gods present, the image of Lord Shiva is placed above Durga Ma. The other gods include Saraswathi Ma and Karthikey on the left and Lord Ganesh, his two wives, and Ma Lakshmi on the right. The whole structure makes the Chala.

‘Bomakollu’ is a special ritual that involves the arrangement of toys and dolls during Navratri. In which state is this ritual observed?

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‘Bomakollu’ is observed in Tamil Nadu and a few parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerela. So, the correct option is Tamil Nadu. The ritual signifies the spiritual progression of human beings.

During Navratri, Rajputs worship something else along with warrior Durga Maa. What is the other thing that they worship along with Ma Durga?

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During Navratri, Rajputs worship horses and swords along with Ma Durga. This is an age-old tradition in the Rajput community. But with changing times it has decreased.

Durga Pooja is celebrated for fifteen days and is called Dashain in one of the countries listed below. Which is the correct option?

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Durga Puja is called Dashain in Nepal. The victory of good over evil is symbolized by it. The fifteen days long celebrations make it the longest festival in the country. All the government and non-government offices remain closed during Dashain in Nepal.

On the last day of Durga Puja, Vijayadashami, a famous ritual is performed. Which is that ritual?

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Sindoor Khela is the famous ritual performed on the last day of Durga Puja, Vijay Dashami. Women first offer the vermillion and sweets to the Goddess and then smear it on the sculpture idols and on one another. It is observed as a mark of farewell to the Goddess Durga before immersion.

When does Dusshera fall on the Hindu calendar?

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Dusshera is celebrated in the seventh month of the Hindu calendar, Ashwin. The tenth day of Ashwin month is celebrated as Dusshera. It usually falls in September or late October.

The three eyes of Maa Durga are representative of fire, earth, and water. Choose the correct option.

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It is false. The three eyes of Ma Durga represent Moon, Sun, and Fire. The left eye is representative of Chandra- the Moon (desire), whereas the right eye represents Surya-The Sun (action). The center eye represents Agni- fire (knowledge).

Mahishasurmardini Cave has a beautiful depiction of Ma Durga slaying Mahishasur. Where in Tamil Nadu can we find this cave?

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The famous Mahishasurmardini Cave Temple is located in Mahabalipuram, which is also called Mamallapuram. It is a small village in the south of Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu.

A famous temple of Maa Durga is also called the Monkey Temple. Where is this temple located?

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Durga Kund Temple or Durga Temple, is also called Monkey Temple, is located in Varanasi. As a result of the presence of a large number of monkeys has led to this name. One of the temple's unique features lies in the fact that the idol of Ma Durga is not man-made. It is believed that it appeared on its own. The temple was constructed by a Bengali Maharani in the 18th century.

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    Durga Puja 2022

    One of the grandest festivals in India is Durga Puja, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm and grandeur in almost all states.

    In addition to West Bengal, Durga Puja is also celebrated in Odisha, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.

    As it celebrates the victory of goddess Durga over Mahishasura, the buffalo demon, it is another festival that depicts good triumphing over evil.

    This festival, Durga Puja is celebrated by Assamese and Bengalis for six days. It consists of Mahalaya, Shashthi, Maha Saptami, Maha Ashtami, Maha Nabami, and Vijayadashami.

    In order to welcome Maa Durga after her battle with Mahishasura, the Buffalo demon, it’s time to prepare for this 6 day long Durga Puja 2022.

    Durga Puja Dates 2022

    Navaratri’s last day is celebrated as Durga Puja. The festival commences on Shasthi and culminates on Dashami when Maa Durga’s idol is immersed in rivers or other water bodies to mark her return.

    This year, the Durga Puja festival 2022 will be held from 1st to 5th October.

    Mahalaya 2022 will be celebrated on the 14th of October 2022. This is also one of the significant dates of Durga Puja when people invite Goddess Durga on the Earth, and eyes are drawn on her idol.

    DATEFESTIVAL
    1st of October 2022Durga Puja – Shashthi
    2nd of October 2022Durga Puja – Saptami
    3rd of October 2022Durga Puja – Ashtami
    4th of October 2022Durga Puja – Navami
    5th of October 2022Durga Puja – Dashami

    Durga Puja Important Dates

    The Durga Puja festival is five days long and celebrates “Saptami”, “Shasthi”, “Ashtami”, “Navami” and “Dashami”.

    Shasthi – 1st of October 2022

    On Shasthi, people believe that Goddess Durga descended to earth with her four children.

    These include Ganesha, Kartikeya, Lakshmi and Saraswati. To celebrate, many idols of Maa Dura are opened for the public to view.

    Saptami – 2nd of October 2022

    The ritual of Pran Pratisthan is said to have invoked Goddess Durga idol with life on Saptami.

    A Banana tree is made to get dressed in a sari and bathed in a river like a newly wedded bride, and the process is called “Kola Bou”, where kola means banana and bou means bride. This is used to transfer the energy of Goddess Durga.

    Ashtami– 3rd of October 2022

    Goddess Durga is worshiped as a young virgin girl during the Kumari Puja ceremony on Ashtami.

    Sandhi Puja is an evening ceremony in which we worship Chamunda, the Goddess Durga who killed the buffalo demon Mahisasur.

    The Yearly Puja on this day, Victory of Good over Evil, generally takes place at the time when the killing of Mahisasur took place.

    Navami – 4th of October 2022

    On the final day of the festival, a Maha Aarati is held to mark the conclusion of the event.

    Everyone dons new clothing and enjoys himself or herself to the maximum in the celebration.

    Vijaya Dashami – 5th October 2022

    On Dashami or Vijaya Dashami, people believe that Maa Durga returns to her husband’s abode, so they move the idols for immersion in the river.

    Once the process is complete, everyone enjoys a delicious meal and sweets.


    Dusshera Navratri Durga Puja Quotes in English

    Conquer the evil within for it is more dangerous.
    Ego, arrogance, anger, pride, envy and lethargy make life perilous.
    These evils are like unseen demons that have to be vanquished at the root.
    With the weapons of love, tolerance, care, honesty, meditation and prayer, you will gain victory and realize the Supreme Truth.
    – Swetha Sundar

    Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.
    – Vanshika kochhar

    Dusshera Navratri Durga Puja Quotes in Hindi

    जाने इतनी सहनशीलता कहाँ से लाती है?
    धूप को छाया और दुख को सुख में बदल जाती है!
    माँ! तू अपने बच्चों पर आंच नहीं आने देती है।
    माँ! तू उनके सारे कष्ट स्वयं सह लेती है।
    – Kavita Singh

    जाने इतनी सहनशीलता, त्याग, प्रेम,
    विश्वास कहां से तू लाती मां
    मुझको भी दे इतनी शक्ति मां,
    मैं भी तुझ जैसा बनूं ।
    भूला लोगों की बुराईयां प्रेम बांटू मां ।
    – Mridula Singh

    जाने इतनी सहनशीलता
    नारी में कहाँ से आती है।
    दिल में उसके कितने गम हैं
    कभी नहीं बतलाती है।
    – Ruchi Asija

    जाने इतनी सहनशीलता कहाँ से लाती है ,
    सारे गमों को झुठला मुस्कान कहाँ से लाती है,
    त्याग, प्रेम, ममता, शक्ति का पुंज है माँ,
    लुटाती है ममता वो इतना प्यार कहाँ से लाती है ।।।
    – Rajmati Pokhran Surana

    एक मनुष्य कर ही क्या सकता है?
    बस सही बने रहने का प्रयास!!
    – Sarvesh Kumar Gupta

    जग में देखो कहीं भी झांको तुझको ही बुलाती है
    माता तेरे दर पर ही तो झोली फैलाई जाती है
    ना जाने इतनी सहनशीलता तू कहां से लाती है
    अपने बच्चों के सर पर रख हाथ सदा तू जाती है।
    – Rani Nidhi Pradhan

    माँ को ईश्वर का रूप कहा गया है
    जो अपने आप दुख सहकर बच्चों के
    सपनों को साकार करती है,
    जाने इतनी सहनशीलता
    उसमें कहाँ से आती है।
    माँ तुझे सलाम!!
    – Anita Gupta

    जब मैं चलती हूँ, हँसती हूँ
    बातें करती हूँ तो सब कहते हैं
    मुझमें दिखती तेरी परछाई है
    क्योंकि माँ तुझसे ही
    मेरा अस्तित्व है।
    – Anita Gupta

    अपनी आवाज़ में तेरी आवाज़ की झलक
    अपनी हंसी में तेरी अनुभूति कोई कहे
    तुम दिखती हो मां जैसी अच्छा लगता है
    – Ranju Khullar Punpher

    डांटना, पीटना,मनाने का तरीका,
    संस्कारित करने का प्रयास देख कर,
    बच्चों का यही है कहना मुझसे,
    मुझमें दिखती तेरी परछाई है।।
    – Rajmati Pokhran Surana

    हर जीवात्मा की चमक, करे
    परछाईं परमात्मा की रोशन
    – Sarvesh Kumar Gupta

    लाल रंग से सजा आज मैया का दरबार,
    माँ के चरणों में अर्पित नमन बारम्बार।
    झोली में खुशियाँ भरती माता सबके,
    दर्शन करने को लगा हर जगह अंबार।
    – Rajmati Pokhran Surana

    माँ मेरे देश को सशक्त बना
    धरती पर हरियाली ला
    सुरक्षित हो यहाँ जन जन,
    माँ हर सुहागिन की माँग लाल रंग से सजा।
    जय हिन्द
    – Seema Bhargave

    लाल रंग की चूड़ी पहनूं , सिंदूर भरा मांग हो लाल
    हर ओर सुहागिन की बजे जो डंका
    जीवन हो खुशहाल ।
    धरती के कण कण में बाजे ढोल नगाड़े बारम्बार,
    साथी सबके साथ खड़े हो, आंखें न हों सूना ,
    माता ऐसा दृश्य सुहाना, जहां में भर देना
    जाय नजर जहां तक सबकी दिखे लाल ही लाल
    बन जा तू भक्षक पर भारी, बोल – मैं आ गई मेरे लाल।।
    – Rani Nidhi Pradhan

    माँ की ‘ममता’ ही उसकी ‘क्षमता’ है|
    बात चाहे उसके आशिर्वाद की हो,
    या उसके चरणों की धूल की।
    देवता भी उसके स्पर्श की चाह में,
    धरा पर आकर आभार जताना चाहते है
    उस वात्सल्य रूपी धारा के मूल की।….
    Mamta Grover

    मां की चरणों की धूल , हरे रास्तों की शूल
    ये कदम है वही जहां माफ होती सबकी भूल
    जय हो मां जय हो, मां शेरावाली
    दे दे अपनी तू धूल , हर ले दुख और शूल
    सर पर लगा लूं मैं तेरी ये धूल
    जीवन हो मंगलमय मिले खुशियां भरपूर।।
    – Rani Nidhi Pradhan

    सौभाग्य और सुहाग का प्रतीक,
    …….प्रसन्न रखे शरीर और मन।
    – Sarvesh Kumar Gupta

    लाल रंग से सजा माँ का दरबार,
    खुले हैं भक्तजनों के लिए मां के द्वार।
    अपनी चिंताएं-निराशाएँ वहीं छोड़ आना,
    माँ के प्रेम और आशीष को लेते आना!
    – Kavita Singh

    बहुत जला लिये वर्षों से लंका के रावण को,
    अब तो जला लीजिये आप मन के रावण को,
    कितने दुर्विचारों को पनाह दे रखी है आपने
    जला लीजिये दशहरे पर दुर्विचारो के रावण को।।
    – Rajmati Pokhran Surana

    मन के भीतर के रावण को
    अग्नि भेंट पल पल करो
    नाश होते जाएं दुर्विचार
    स्वच्छ, सरल बने इंसान का किरदार ।
    – Harminder kaur

    सोच से पीछे न हट कर
    लक्ष्य को न बदलते हुए
    इधर उधर न भटक कर
    काम पूरा करना ही विजय है।।
    – Sarvesh Kumar Gupta

    जलाया भौतिक रावण को, मन के भीतर के रावण नहीं जलाया
    नारी शोषण आज भी होता,आज भी उसने मान ना पाया
    सोच बदलनी होगी हमको,बेटी को न्याय दिलाना होगा
    सीता सम नारी चाहो तो,ख़ुद को राम बनाना होगा।
    – Ruchi Asija

    पहचान भीतर मन के रावण को
    कर उजागर अंतर्मन के राम को…
    गुण- अवगुणों को भेद, निखार स्वयं को,
    नश्वर देह पर कैसा अहंकार,त्याग अहम को,
    कर पावन अनंत-आत्म को !!
    Happy Dusshera !!✨
    – Shwetha Jain

    जीवन के डगर पर आगे बढ़, कब्जा रख अपने रावण पर
    मन के भीतर का रावण तो क्षणिक सुख दे जाता है
    मिलता है सच्चा सुख तो बस जब राम पास में आता है
    अपने मन को तो निर्मल कर , मन के रावण का नाश करो
    यही त्रेता में बतलाया था कलियुग में उसका वाश करो।
    रावण को तो सब दूर करो , नई सृष्टि का बीज धरो।।
    – Rani Nidhi Pradhan

    काम, क्रोध, लोभ, मोह, अहंकार
    लाएं जीवन में अन्धकार
    योग, ध्यान, साधना अपनाओ
    मन के भीतर के रावण पर विजय पाओ।
    – Suraksha Pruthi Khurana

    मन जीने का अभिन्न साथी
    इच्छा से सपने गढ़ता रहता
    जन्म से मृत्यु के बीच जीता
    जीने से ही जाना जा सकता
    – Sarvesh Kumar Gupta

    मन के भीतर के रावण को दहन कर दो,
    आज अपने बुरे आचरण के सभी तत्व भस्म कर दो।
    अब पुतले नहीं असली रावण जलाने होंगे,
    अंतर्मन में जो छुपे बैठे हैं,वही रावण हर रोज़ जलाने होंगे।
    – Kavita Singh


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    15 Comments

    1. I want to visit Kolkata once in my life during Durga Pooja..Have heard that it is celebrated at a large level. And after taking the quiz and learning about the different days and their values ,from this article. Just makes me more furious.

      1. Kolkata is a lovely place to be in during the puja. But you can find the same type of fun locally. Just needs a little search.

    2. Now this one was truly interesting ❤️🙈 and many gen z people didn’t know about it. Even I wasn’t aware that important dates of Durga Puja starts from shoshthi till dashami 🤗

    3. The quiz was amazing I learnt a lot
      I can’t even imagine the amount of research that went in making the quiz
      I learnt a lot
      Keep posting such quizzes

    4. Hey Ranjeeta, I must say your posts are increasing my GK aptitude and I am grateful to you. Few of the questions i missed closely to answer but majority was correct, afterall I am from the state which celebrate Durga Puja like a grand festival.

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