Bhartiya Religion

  1. Which are the most ancient religious books of Hindus?
    Vedas
  2. How many Vedas are there, give their names?
    4 (Rigveda, Samveda, Yajurveda, and Atharv-veda)
  3. Which of the four Vedas, is the largest?
    Rigveda
  4. Which Veda deals in medical science?
    Atharav-veda
  5. Which Veda deals in Music?
    Samveda
  6. Give the number of Puranas and their names?
    18 (Brahm, Padma, Vishnu, Shiva, Srimad Bhagvat, Markandey, Kurma, Matsya, Agni, Narad, Brahm Vaivart, Varah, Skand, Garud, Brahmand, Bhavishya, Vaman and Ling)
  7. How many slokas each of 18 purans have?
    Vishnu-23000, Bhagwat-18000, Padma-55000, Varah-24000, Matsya-14000, Kurma-17000, Vaman-10000,Garud-19000, Brahm-10000, Brahmand-12000, Brahm Vaivart-18000, Shiva-24000, Ling-11000, Skand-81100, Narad-25000, Agni-15400, Markandeya-9000 Bhavishya-14500
  8. Name the place where Brahma performed his first Yajna?
    Brahmavart (Bithoor), Kanpur
  9. Give the number of Slokas in Srimad Bhagwat?
    18000
  10. Give the number of Skandhas in Srimad Bhagwat?
    12
  11. How many Chapters are there in Srimad Bhagwat?
    335
  12. Who are the two main personalities between whom is the main
  13. conversation in Srimad Bhagwat?
    King Parikshit and Shukdeva
  14. Name the author of Srimad Bhagwat?
    Rishi Ved Vyas
  15. Which king accepted to work as cremation ground keeper to keep his words?    
    Satyavadi Harishchandra
  16. By which name is Garhwal known in Skand Puran?
    KedarKhand
  17. Who went to Gopis to deliver the message of Shri Krishna? 
    Uddhav
  18. Name the child who offered himself to the Lord Yam to obey his father? 
    Nachiketa
  19. Name the king who offered flesh of his body to the hawk to save a pigeon?
    King Shibi
  20. Where are the four Mathas of the Hindus located? 
    Badrinath, Jagannath puri, Shringeri and Dwarikapuri
  21. Who founded the four Mathas of the Hindus?
    Adiguru Shankaracharya
  22. Where was Adiguru Shankaracharya born?
    Kaladi (Kerala)
  23. At what age Adiguru Shankaracharya expired?
    32 years
  24. Who is the founder of Adwaitwad?
    Shankaracharya
  25. Who is the founder of Dwaitwad? 
    Madhavachariya
  26. Where did Shankaracharya die?
    Kedarnath
  27. Where is the deity of Badri Nath shifted in winter season?
    Joshi Math
  28. How many Jyotirlings are there, Name them. Twelve  Jyotirlings Somnath (Gujarat) ,Mallikarjun (A.P.) ,Mahakaleshwar (Ujjain, .P.) 
    Onkareshwar / Mamleshwar (M.P.) ,Vaidyanath (Jharkhand),
    Bhima Shankar (Maharashtra) ,Rameshwar (Tamil Nadu)
    Nageshwar / Nagnath (Gujarat),Viswanath (Varanasi, U.P.)
    Trayembkeswar (Maharashtra) , Kedarnath (Garhwal, Uttarakhand) ,Ghushmeshwar/Ghrishneshwar (Maharashtra)
  29. Which religion was founded by Lord Buddha?      
    Buddhism
  30. Where was Lord Buddha born?
    Lumbini (Nepal)
  31. Where did Lord Buddha attain knowledge?           
    Bodh Gaya
  32. Where did Lord Buddha get Nirvana?                   
    Kushinagar
  33. To which religion are Tripitakas related?                
    Buddhism
  34. The first preachings of Lord Buddha at Sarnath are known as? 
    Dharam Chakra Pravartan
  35. Name the mother of Lord Buddha.
    Mahamaya
  36. Name the maternal aunt of Lord Buddha who was his foster mother also? 
    Prajapati Gautami
  37. Where did Gautam Buddha preach his first Sermon?
    Sarnath
  38. Who was the founder of Jain religion?
    Rishabhadev, 1st Tirathankar
  39. How many Tirthankars are there in Jain religion?
    24
  40. What is the name of 24th Tirthankar?
    Swami Mahavir
  41. Name the father of Mahavir Swami, the twenty fourth Tirthankar of Jains? 
    Siddharth
  42. Where was Mahavir Swami born?
    Kundgram / Kshatriya Kund(Bihar)
  43. Under which tree did Mahavir Swami achieve knowledge?
    Ashoka
  44. By the side of which river Mahavir Swami attained knowledge?
    Riju Palika
  45. By which name is Jain literature generally known?
    Jain Agam
  46. Which are the two main streams in Jain Dharma?
    Digamber and Shwetamber 
  47. At which place Mahavir Swami had taken his last breath? 
    Pavapuri (Bihar)
  48. Which is the birth place of Guru Nanak?
    Nankana Sahib
  49. Which book has the preaching of Sikh-Gurus?
    Guru Granth Sahib
  50. In memory of which Sikh Guru is Reetha Sahib Gurudwara constructed?
    Guru Nanak
  51. Which is the birth place of Guru Gobind Singh?
    Patna Saheb
  52. Where is the Angeetha Sahib (Samadhi) of Guru Gobind Singh situated?                        Nanded (Maharashtra)
  53. Who was the first Guru of Sikhs?
    Guru Nanak Dev
  54. Give the number of Sikh Gurus?  
    Ten
  55. Sisganj Gurudwara reminds us the sacrifice of which sikh Guru? 
    Guru Teg Bahadur
  56. Which Sikh Guru sacrificed his four sons for the Dharma?
    Guru Gobind Singh
  57. Who founded Khalsa Panth?                           
    Guru Gobind Singh
  58. What is the meaning of Khalsa?                                    
    Pious/Pure
  59. In which religion the marriage ceremony is called “Anand Karaj”?
    Sikh
  60. Who was announced as his successor by Guru Nanak Dev?
    Guru Angad Dev
  61. Which sikh guru started langar (Common dining) system?
    Guru Angad Dev
  62. Name the first sikh guru who started training sikhs into military art?
    Guru Hargobind
  63. Who got built Akal Takhat?                                   
    Guru Hargobind
  64. Name the gurudwara which stands where Guru Harkishan breathed his last (Jyoti-Jot Samai)? 
    Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi
  65. Name the sikh guru who died (Jyoti-Jot Samai) while he was still a child.
    Guru Harkishan
  66. Name the gurudwara which is built  at place where headless body of Guru Teg Bahadur was cremated?    
    Gurudwara Rakab Ganj
  67. What was  the  age  of  Guru Gobind Singh when  he  became guru?                                Nine years
  68. Name the gurudwara which stands where Guru Gobind Singh died?
    Gurudwara Hazur Sahib, Sachkhand (Nanded)
  69. On the bank of which river gurudwara Hazur Sahib is built?
    Godavari
  70. Who killed Subedar Wazir Khan, murderer of guru Gobind Singh’s sons? Banda Bairagi
  71. Who took away the head of guru Teg Bahadur from Chandni
  72. Chowk and where?
    Bhai Jaita ji to Anandpur Sahib
  73. Who  cremated  the  headless  body of guru Teg Bahadur and where?
    Bhai Lakhi Shah Banjara at Rakab Ganj, Delhi
  74. Who prepared the original copy of Guru Granth Sahib?
    Bhai Gurdas
  75. What is the name of original copy of Guru Granth Sahib?
    Kartarpuri
  76. Who edited Guru Granth Sahib first of all?
    Guru Arjun Dev
  77. Who completed Guru Granth Sahib?  
    Guru Gobind Singh
  78. The preaching of how many gurus had been compiled in Guru Granth Sahib by Guru Arjun Dev?   
    Four (Guru Nanak,Guru Angad Dev,Guru Amar Das and Guru Ram Das)
  79. Who gave recognition of sikh guru to Granth Sahib? 
    Guru Gobind Singh
  80. When was Guru Granth Sahib established in Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) for the first time? 
    1st Sept., 1604
  81. What is the total number of Shabads/Slokas/Chhandas in Guru Granth Sahib?
    5872 
  82. Name the state to which Chaitanya Mahaprabhu belonged?
    Bengal
  83. Name the foreign disciple (lady) who preached religion alongwith Swami Vivekanand? 
    Sister Nivedita
  84. Sant Tukaram and Eknath hailed from which state? 
    Maharashtra
  85. Which river is also known as Sun’s daughter? 
    Yamuna
  86. Which place is the origin of river Ganga?       
    Gaumukh
  87. Who was the woman tested for her fidelity by the three gods,Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh?
    Anusuiya
  88. Name the daughter of Daksh Prajapati and the wife of Lord Shiva?
    Sati (Uma)
  89. Where is the largest Shiva Ling in India situated?
    Bhojpur (M.P.)
  90. Which place is called Dharm Kshetra (Holy Place) in Geeta?
    Kurukshetra
  91. Where is Dronacharya Temple situated?
    Gurgaon (Haryana)
  92. Name the Father and Mother of Bhakt Dhruva. 
    Uttanpad- Suniti
  93. Name the Snake used for churning ocean?    
    Vasuki
  94. Name the son of Satyavadi Harishchandra?   
    Rohitashva
  95. Which place in Tamil Nadu is known as Kashi of South? 
    Kanchipuram
  96. Name the father and mother of Bhakt Prahlad? 
    Hiranya Kashyap and Kayadhu
  97. Name the son of Lord Krishna & Rukmini? 
    Pradyuman
  98. Which god did Sant Tukaram worship? 
    Lord Vithal 
  99. What is the name of Muslim Calendar?
    Hijri
  100. Whose temple is in Ganga Sagar?
    Kapil Muni
  101. Which Goddess temple is in Kanya Kumari?
    Parvati / Bhagwati Amman / Kumari Amman
  102. Name the grandfather of Parshuram?
    Richik
  103. Whom did Sri Krishna kill after forgiving his 99 faults?
    Shishupal
  104. On which festival it is customary to wear yellow clothes according to Hindu mythology?
    Basant Panchami
  105. Who broke one of the teeths of Ganesh Ji?
    Parshuram
  106. Where was Narsi Mehta born?                         
    Junagarh (Gujarat)
  107. The kings of which dynasty built Mahabalipuram temples?
    Pallav
  108. Who killed the demon Hiranyaksh? 
     
    Lord Vishnu, Incarnation as Varah
  109. Who was the author of arti ‘Om Jai Jagdish Hare’? 
    Shri Shivanand Swami
  110. In which city did Ramanujacharya attain knowledge?
    Kanchi
  111. In which cities are Kumbh festivals held? 
    Haridwar, Nasik, Prayag, Ujjain
  112. Who wrote poems called ‘Abhang’?                           
    Sant Tuka Ram
  113. Where did Sant Kabir die?                                                
    Magahar
  114. Name the Takshak Nag (Serpent) who fought with Arjun to avenge his mothers slaughter? 
    Ashwasen
  115. Who founded sufi sect. in India?          
    Khwaja Mouinuddin Chisti
  116. Which sect was founded by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu?
    Gaudiya Vaishnav Sect
  117. Who was the first person, who published the arti ‘ Om Jai Jagdish Hare…’ in Satydharm Muktawali?
    Pt. Shradhha Nand Phillauri
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