Ramayana: Ram Navami Quiz For Students, Children And Adults
The Ramayana is regarded as one of Hinduism’s most renowned epics. So I had to read it as a part of my syllabus too!
The epic Ramayana and Lord Rama are well-known legends. We’ve heard about them in school, seen them on television, and read about them in Amar Chitra Katha comics.
Below is the timed quiz of 20 simple questions to check your memory related to happenings and characters involved in the life of Lord Rama. Some possible answers follow each question. Choose the one that you consider to be the correct answer.
This is a timed quiz. You will be given 600 seconds to answer all questions. Are you ready?
Around whose life is ‘The Ramayana’ centered?
The Ramayana is an ancient Sanskrit epic in which Prince Rama attempts to rescue his beloved wife Sita from Lanka with the help of an army of monkeys. Ravana, the demon King had kidnapped her and kept her in Lanka. It is commonly acknowledged to have been written by sage Valmiki and dates back to 500 BCE to 100 BCE.
Lakshmana diced off her ears, nose, and breasts after she tried to become Rama's wife. What was her name?
Surpanakha, (she whose fingernails are like winnowing fans), also known as Meenakshi, is a Rakshasi (demon). Her tales are narrated in the epic Ramayana and its other versions. She was Lanka king Ravana's sister and the daughter of sage Vishrava and Rakshasi Kaikeshi. She is a pivotal character in Valmiki’s epic, the Ramayana, and is the sister of the main antagonist, Ravana, King of Lanka.
What was the name of the King's second wife who convinced him to make Bharatha king and had accompanied him to the war?
Rama was Dasaratha's favorite child, making it difficult for her to persuade him to change his mind. To ensure that Bharata takes the throne, Kaikeyi is forced to remind King Dasaratha of the two favors he had previously promised her. Kaikeyi uses these advantages to exile Rama for fourteen years, making Bharata the heir to the kingdom.
How was Sita related to Janaka?
Sita was born in an unusual manner, as Janaka had noticed her emerging from the Earth while he worked in a field which led him to name her "Sita," which means "furrow."
Ayodhya situated on the banks of which Indian river?
Correct answer is Sarayu. The Sarayu is also the river upon whose banks King Rama was born. According to a sub-story within the Ramayana, the banks of the River Sarayu is also the place where King Dashratha accidentally killed Shravan Kumar. It is also hailed as the only river flowing beneath the earth.
Which brother of Rama goes into exile with him?
Lakshmana was very devoted to Rama. Lakshmana married Sita's younger sister, Urmila, when she married Rama. Angada and Chandraketu were their sons. Later, after Kaikeyi forced Rama to go into exile for fourteen years, Lakshmana left Urmila in the palace and joined Rama and Sita in exile.
The ________ yagna was an ancient ritual concluded by the sacrifice of a horse in order to prove their imperial sovereignty.
To demonstrate their imperial sovereignty, the Ashvamedha yagna was a ritual followed by the sacrifice of a horse. According to Indian mythology, the horse represents the sun, and the sea is its stable and birthplace since it emerges every day from the primordial "waters" surrounding Earth. 'Rajasuya' signifies the sanctification of a king.
Who was it that took Rama and Lakshmana on a journey at the start of 'The Ramayana'?"
Sage Vishwamitra appeared before Dasharatha's court and informed him about the Rakshasas (demonic powers) wreaking havoc during his Yagna (fire sacrifice). He requested Rama and Lakshmana to guard his ashram against their depredations and assaults.
Which yagna does Dasharatha perform to pray to the gods and get four sons?
Correct answer is Putrakameshti. Putrakameshti is a unique Yajna performed in Hinduism to have children. Following the successful completion of the ceremony, the Lord of Fire, Agnidev, appeared and gave the King of Ayodhya a bowl filled with sweets given to each of his 3 queens to beget his sons Sri Rama, Bharat, and the twins Lakshmana and Shatrughna.
Lord Rama is the avatar of which Hindu God?
Rama is believed to be a manifestation of Vishnu, also traditionally known as the God of Protection. He (Vishnu) is one of a trinity of the 2 most significant Hindu gods – Brahma (creator), Vishnu (protector), and Shiva(destroyer.) Lord Vishnu has had nine incarnations on earth as different beings.
Rama belongs to this race or dynasty
Correct answer is Ikshvaku. The Ikshvaku dynasty, which is also called the Suryavansh Dynasty of the Kshatriyas in ancient Indian civilization, was founded by the first king of the Ikshvaku dynasty, Ikshvaku.
This rakshasa has no head or legs but only two arms. He gets released by the curse when Ram kills him in the forests. Who was he?
Kabandha. Kabandha is a Rakshasa (demon) who is killed and freed from a curse by the god Rama and his brother Lakshmana. Kabandha’s legend appears in the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Whose bow was it that King Janaka made each of Sita's suitors attempt to string for winning her hand in marriage?
King Janaka held a contest in which one requirement was to draw a special bow intended for the gods. Many males attempted to draw the bow, but none was successful. Rama was the first man to be able to lift it and string it. The bow broke in two, as he was able to affect the structural integrity of the bow. This ritual made Rama deserving of Sita, and as a result, they were wed until they had to leave the kingdom.
Who was the chief sage (advisor) to king Dasharatha?
Ayodhya's King Dasharatha, on the recommendation of Sage Vashishta, conducted the Putrakameshti Yajna under the supervision of Rishyashringa Muni (son of Vibhandak), an expert in Yajurveda, which contains the guidelines for this Yajna, according to the ancient Indian epic Ramayana.
Sita’s father lived here, __________ was his capital city
Lord Rama’s wife Sita is said to have been the princess of the land, born to King Janaka, who ruled Mithila. Janaka was an ancient Hindu king of Videha which was located in the Mithila region. The rulers of the Videha kingdom were called Janakas. He also appears in epic Ramayana as a father of Sita.
This rakshasa (demon) lures Rama away from the ashrama by becoming the magical golden deer. Who was it?
Maricha – a rakshasa (demon), who is killed by Rama, is mentioned as an uncle of Ravana, the antagonist of the epic. His most notable accomplishment is his involvement in the abduction of Sita, Rama's wife.
Sita is the manifestation of which spouse of Vishnu?
Please select 2 correct answers
Vishnu has two wives, Sri-devi and Bhudevi. Sri-devi is the goddess of intangible wealth and Bhu-devi, the goddess of tangible wealth. In some temples, they are Saraswati and Lakshmi, the former being moksha-patni, offering intellectual pleasures, and the latter being bhoga-patni, offering material pleasures. Lakshmi, commonly known as the Goddess of wealth and good fortune, is incarnated as Sita. Lakshmi is Vishnu's wife, and she incarnates with him whenever he assumes a new form.
King Dasaratha can't sleep several nights after Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana depart for exile and remembers how a curse was put on him as a young man. What was the curse?
The blind father of a youngster who was mistakenly slain by Dasaratha during a hunting excursion placed the curse. The prediction was that when King Dasaratha lost his most loved son, he would die of a broken heart. This prediction is fulfilled just a few days after Rama leaves. King Dasaratha dies soon afterward, as cursed by the bereaved father.
Dasharatha was the king of this kingdom_________
The king of the Kosala Kingdom and a descendant of the Ikshavaku Dynasty, Dasharatha was the father of Lord Rama. He ruled from his capital at Ayodhya. He was the son of Indumati and Aja.
Which bird gets into a fight with Ravana and gets killed by him when Ravana was taking Sita to Lanka?
The correct answer is Jatayu. In the Indian epic Ramayana, Jatayu is the youngest son of Aruna and also has a brother called Sampaati. A demi-god who has the constitution of a Vulture, he was an old friend of Dasharatha. He attempts to save Sita from Ravana when Ravana is on his way to Lanka after abducting Sita.
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About The Ramayana
The Ramayana is an ancient Indian epic that recounts the exile and eventual return of Lord Rama, the prince of Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh, India), sometime in the fifth century BCE.
It was composed by the sage Valmiki and taught to Rama’s sons, the twins’ Lava and Kush, by him.
It is a lengthy poem, approximately 24000 verses in length, and is known as the Adi Kavya (adi = original, first; kavya = poem) by tradition.
The plot is intertwined with philosophy, ethics, and notes on duty while the foundation narrative concerns palace politics and fights with demon tribes.
In contrast to the Mahabharata, which depicts its characters with their human foibles and shortcomings, the Ramayana focuses more on an ideal world.
Rama is a model son and king, Sita an example of a good wife, Hanuman a perfect devotee, Lakshman and Bharat excellent brothers, and even Ravana’.
The Ramayana was written in Sanskrit. Many vernacular versions emerged over the years as retellings of the tale, adding local flavor, and providing clarifications and justifications for those confrontations that showed Rama in a less-than-heroic light.
The Ramavataram, a Tamil poem written by Kamban in the 12th century CE, is well-known in southern India.
Tulsidas composed the Ram Charit Manas in the Awadhi dialect, which is popular throughout northern India.
Many versions exist in Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, and other Indian languages.
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