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Best GK Questions and Answers From Indian Mythology

Best GK Questions and Answers From Indian Mythology


No. Question Answer
1. What was the condition on which Ganesha agreed to write the Mahabharata? Ganesha said, “I will be the scribe if you can recite it without break.”
2. What was the condition Vyasa laid down for Ganesha to write Mahabharata? Vyasa said, “You will not inscribe if the meaning is not clear to you.”
3. What was the original name of Mahabharata? Jaya. It was said of the Mahabharata, “What is here may be found elsewhere too but what is not here cannot be found anywhere.”
4. For how many days was the Battle of Kurukshetra fought? Eighteen days.
5. Where did the battle between Rama and Ravana take place? Lanka.
6. What is the meaning of the word ‘Shiva’? The auspicious one.
7. What was the initial reaction of Kumbhakarna when he heard about the abduction of Sita by Ravana? He disapproved of it and advised Ravana to restore Sita to Rama.
8. What was the name of Sugriva’s wife? Ruma.
9. Why did Hanuman leap towards the Sun soon after birth? He thought it was an eatable.
10. Who made Rama and Lakshmana expert archers? Vishwamitra.
11. What was the name of the kingdom ruled by Drupada? Panchala.
12. How did earth come to be called as Prithvi? King Prithu was the first among men to till the soil and make it yield crops. The word Prithvi is derived from Prithu.
13. What was the name of the Yajna performed by Dasharatha to obtain sons? Putrakameshti Yajna.
14. What does the word Bhishma mean? The terrible. When he took the vow to remain celibate throughout his life, the gods showered flowers on him, while uttering the word “Bhishma”.
15. Sage Pulastya’s grandson became a mighty king. Who was he? Ravana.
16. Why did Dasharatha kill Shravan Kumar? He mistook the sound of water being filled in the pot by Shravan Kumar for an animal drinking water.
17. Who performed the Putrakameshti Yajna for King Dasharatha? Rishyashringa.
18. What was the original name of Indrajit? Meghanada.
19. Who was the father of Bhishma? King Shantanu.
20. What were the names of Kama’s foster parents? Radha and Adhiratha.
21. What was the name by which the Kama was called by his father when he was young? Vasushena.
22. Where did Drona go when he was insulted by Drupada? Hastinapura.
23. Who was Devayani? Devayani was the daughter of Shukracharya.
24. Who threw Devayani into a well? Sharmishtha, the daughter of Vrishaparva, the king of the asuras.
25. Who took Devayani out of the well? King Yayati.
26. Who was the mother of Bhishma? Ganga.
27. What was the name of Sati’s father? Daksha Prajapati.
28. How many children did Gandhari have? 101. A hundred Kauravas and a daughter.
29. Who was the only daughter of Gandhari and who was her husband? Dushshala. Jayadratha was her husband.
30. Who was the mother of Shakuntala? Menaka.
31. How was Hiranyaksha related to Hiranyakashipu? He was his brother.
32. What was the name of Dhruva’s father? Uttanapada.
33. What was the name of Satyabhama’s father? Satrajit, a Yadava chieftain.
34. From whom did the Kama receive the divine armour? He was born with the divine armour (kavacha) and earrings (kundala).
35. Who took Krishna and Balarama to Mathura from Vrindavan? Akrura.
36. Why is Rama sometimes called Raghava? Raghava means a descendant of Raghu. In this sense not only Rama but also Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughna can be called Raghava. But traditionally the eldest male was given the appellation.
37. What is the name of Indra’s elephant? Airavata.
38. Why did King Shibi cut off his flesh? Shibi had given refuge to a dove. When the kite claimed that the dove was his lawful prey, Shibi offered to give any other flesh in lieu of the dove. To this, the kite asked for the flesh cut from Shibi’s right thigh equal in weight to the dove.
39. Where in modern India was the ancient kingdom of Virata? Ajmer.
40. What was the capital of Indra’s kingdom? Amaravati.
41. Who was Vali’s son? Angada.
42. What was the name of Shakuntala’s husband? Dushyanta.
43. Where did Janaka find Sita? Sita was found when a field was being ploughed for preparing the spot for a Yajna to be performed by Janaka (Sita literally means furrow).
44. Who offered poisoned sweets to Bhima when he was young? Duryodhana.
45. In what disguise did Arjuna go to Mount Raivataka to abduct Subhadra? In the disguise of a sanyasi (with the permission of Krishna).
46. Who were Abhimanyu’s parents? Arjuna and Subhadra.
47. A son of Hiranyaksha, he ruled over Pragjyotisha. He was such a menace to the devas that Indra implored Krishna to help him. At this request, Krishna along with his wife Satyabhama attacked the city of Pragjyotisha and killed this asura. Name the asura. Narakasura.
48. Who was the half-brother of Dhruva? Uttama.
49. What is the meaning of the word Pandava? Pandava means an offspring of Pandu. Therefore Yudhishthira is a Pandava., So is Arjuna and their brothers.
50. Who did Ekalavya consider as his Guru? Dronacharya. Ekalavya made a statue resembling Dronacharya and practised archery in front of the statue.

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