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________________ Sri Valmiki Rushigalu Sri Vedavyasaru
Sri Narayana Panditacharyaru
Sri Madanooru Vishnutheertharu 2. Who is the Maha manthri of Dasharatha Maharaja?__________ Uddava
Vishwamitra Vasistaru 3. Which is the Vamsha did Dasharatha belong? ____________ Chandravamsha
Harivamsha Sagara Vamsha 4. What is the nakshatra in which Sri Ramachandra was born? __________ Revathi Rohini Uttara
5. Whom did Sri Ramachandra killed first? __________ Subahu
Maricha Vaali In both Raamavathara and Krishnavatara Sri Rama and Krishna killed lady only Tataki and Poothani respectively.
6. Who asked Dasharatha to send his son Sri Ramachandra with him for Dusta Samhara? King Dasharatha Vasistaru Minister Sumantha
7. What is the Homa which Dasharatha performed for getting child?_________ Ashwamedha Yaga Mrutyunjaya Homa
Raajasooya Yaaga 8. Whom did Dasharatha Maharaja selected to lead the "Putrakamesti Yaaga"?_________ Vasistaru Vishwamitraru
Kashyaparu 9. Who is the father of RaavaNa?__________ Mahaa Raavana Maaricha
Sundopasundara Ravana was the demon king of Lanka or Ceylon, from which he expelled his halfbrother KuBera. He was son of Vishravas by his wife Nikasha, daughter of the Rakshasa Sumali. He was half-brother of KuBera, and grandson of the Rishi Pulastya; and as KuBera is king of the Yakshas, Ravana is king of the demons called Rakshasas. 10. Who got the Pradhana half portion of Paayasa which came out of the Putrakamesti Yaaga?
Sumitra Kaikeyi Manthara Kausalya got the first half portion, out of the remaining 1/2, Dasharatha gave 1/2 (i.e., 1/4) to Sumitra; of the remaining 1/4th he divided into two parts and gave one portion to Kaikeyi and other to Sumitra again. 11. What is the amsha of Vaali putra Angada?_________
Surya Indra Varuna Angada is the avataara of Chandra 12. Who is the avataara of Indra in Raamayana?________ Sugreeva
Neela Jaambavantha Vaali is the avataara of Indra. In Vaali there was sannidhana of Srihari, in Sugreeva there is Sannidhana of Brahmadevaru. (Mahabharatha Taatparya Nirnaya) 13. Who is the mother of Bharatha? Kausalya
Sumitra Urmila Bharatha (Amsha of Kaama) s/o Kaikeyi Lakshmana (Amsha of Aadisesha) S/O Sumitra Shatrugna (Amsha of Anirudda) S/O Sumitra 14. Which is the roopa of Srimannaaraayana appeared as Sriramachandra, as per Madhwamatha?
Sankarshana Pradyumna Anirudda Sri Hari's direct Vasudeva roopa in Raamachandra. Sankarshana, Pradyumna, Aniruddhaadi Avesha Roopas in Lakshmana, Bharatha, Shatrugna 15. For how many years did Dasharatha had no children before the birth of Sriramachandra?_____ 9 Years 90 Years 900 Years
Dasharatha did various Yagnas for 9000 Years before getting Sriramachandra through Putrakamesti Yaaga. (sangraha Ramayana) 16. What is the other name of Vishwamitra Rushi?_________ Kashyapa
Gauthama Trishanku 17. What is the Ashrama in which Vishwamitra, Rama, Lakshmana stayed on their way to kill Daithyas?_______ Kuberashrama
Kausalyashrama Shabari's ashrama Anangashrama - It is the place where "Kaama" was burnt by the Shiva's third eye and became "ananga", i.e., without body. 18. Who is the "Pathi" of Ahalya?_________ Kashyapa
Chaarvaka Rushyashrunga Creation and marriage Brahma created Ahalya as the most beautiful woman. All the Devas wanted to marry her. Brahma decided that whoever could go around the three worlds first would marry Ahalya. Indra used all his magical power to go around the three worlds, finally reaching Brahma to take the hand of Ahalya. However Narada mentioned to Brahma that Gautama had in fact gone around the three worlds even before Indra. Narada explained that as part of the daily puja, Gautama went around the cow at his hermitage. On one of the days when he went around doing his puja, the cow gave birth to a calf. As per the Vedas, the cow at the time of bearing a calf is equal to three worlds, hence Ahalya must be given to Gautama and not Indra. HENCE GAUTHAMA MARRIED AHALYA 19. Who cursed Ahalya to become Nischala shilaroopa?___________ Indra Vaayu
Rushyashrunga Ahalya became "Nischala" (i.e., cant move just like a shila). Pl note - Ahalya was not made a shila, she was just like a shila. (mahabharatha tatparya nirnaya) 20. Which is the place where Ramachandra met Jaanaki? Ayodhya
Dwaraka Lanka Mithilanagara/vaideharajya/janakapuri are the other names 21. One of the following is the not the name of Seetha. Which is that name?_________ Mythili Vaidehi Janaki
She is called as Mythili - she is from Mithilanagara She is called as Vaidehi Videhanagar is the other name for Mithilanagar. She is called as Jaanaki Janakasya apatyam stree janaki (D/O Janakaraja) Answer - Maandavi - she is the wife of Lakshmana 22. Who gave Shivadhanassu to Janakaraja?________ Indra Vishnu
Parvathi Shiva gave Shiva Dhanassu to Janakaraja after he was pleased with the Tapas of Janakaraja. This Shiva dhanassu could not be lifted even by Indraadi Devathegalu, Daityaru, sarpagalu, Gandarvaru. This Dhanassu was brought for Swayamvara by Janakaraja's Servants with the vara of Shiva. 23. What is the name of the Dhanassu which Parashurama was carrying when he met Raama? Pinaka Shivadhanassu Gandiva
There were two Dhanassu built during early period in Tretayuga. Out of the two, one was taken by Umapathi Shiva, i.e, PINAAKA and the other was taken by Ramaapathi Srihari., i.e., SHAANGHA Dhanassu. PINAKA is the same Shivadhanassu which Raama broke during Swayamvara. SHAANGHA is the same Dhanassu which Parashurama has brought in front of Raama now 24. What is the name of Daithya who was hiding in the stomach of Parashuraama?
vithula Manthula Panthula
Brahma blessed"athula" with Vara that he will not be killed unless Srihari is defeated. This Athula was aware that Srihari will never be defeated. He was hiding in Parashuramaa's Naabhipradesha with the blessings of Shiva. 25. Who prompted Kaikeyi to ask for "Varaa" (boon) from Dasharatha?__________ Kausalya
Maandavi Shrutakeerthi 26. Who came in the roopa of a crow to attack Seetha?__________
Kuranga sharabhanga subahu Jayantha, s/o of Indra came in the form of Kaakaasura, with the avesha of "Kuranga". Kuranga was staying in the eye of Jayantha, the crow. Kuranga was blessed with the varaa "As long as crows have two eyes, he will not die". Sriramachandra killed Kuranga with his arrow on one of the eye of the crow. That is why Crows cannot open both the eyes even today. 27. Where did Bharatha spent his days during Sri Ramachandra's vanavaasa?_________ Chitrakoota
Ayodhya Bharadhwaajashrama Bharatha stayed in Nandi grama with Sriramachandra's paaduka in the Simhasana and ruled Ayodhya till the arrival of Sriramachandra 28. Who is called as "Kumbhasambhava"?__________
Vishwamitra Kumbhasura Agasthyaru was called as "Kumbhasambhava" as he was born in a "kumbha", (pot). Agastya was born in a waterjar as a fish of great lustre, hence he was called Kalasisuta, Kumbhasambhava, and Ghatodbhava. From his parentage he was called Maitravaruni and Aurvasiya; and as he was very small when he was born, not more than a span in length, he was called Mina. 29. Where was MaarIcha doing Tapassu when Raavana met him and asked him to go in the form of a golden deer?____ Hampe
Swadi Kumbakona Maaricha was doing tapassu at Gokarna kshetra, which is Parashurama Kshetra 30. What is the place where Raavana kept Seethakruthi at Lanka?__________
Kimpurasha Vana Lankini's Vana Mandodari's vana 31. Who had cursed the Apsara Stree to become "Shabari"? Indra
Rambha Urvashi 32. Where did Hanumantha devaru met Sriramachandra for the first time?__________ Kimpurasha kanda Ayodhya
33. Who among the following is the son of Vaali?_______ taara
maya Sugreeva 34. Who saw with his special capacity of seeing 100S of Yojanas and told that Seethaakruthi is in Ashokavana at Lanka?_________ Jataayu
Jambhavantha Jayantha Sampathi, the eagle (the elder brother of Jatayu) told. Sampathi and Jatayu were two eagle brothers. Sampathi was the elder brother. One day they were trying to find out who was flying higher. Jatayu being young started flying higher and higher. He was nearing the sun. Sampathi told him not to o near the sun, because the heat will burn his feathers. Jatayu did not care. Then Sampathi flew higher than Jatayu and spread his wings wide to protect him. Because of this Sampathi’s wings got burned and he fell down on the earth. He started living near the sea. Jatayu started living near Panchavati on a tree. He became a close friend of Lord Rama and Sita. One day Jadayu saw that Ravana was carrying Sita in his lane. Jadayu fought with Ravana and fell down dying. When Rama came back Jatayu told Rama how Ravana has taken Sita and then died. Rama wept a lot to the loss of his friend Later when Hanuman and other monkeys were searching for Sita, they were not able to find her and started discussing what all happened. Sampathi heard all this and cried a lot to hear that his younger brother has died. He came out of his cave. Because eagles can see a long distance he was able to see Sita sitting in Lanka. He told the monkeys about it and died. 35. What was the capacity of Jaambhavantha to fly as told to Vaanara Sainya?________ 76 Yojana 100 Yojana
Jambavantha (also known as Jambavan or Jamvanta) is a bear in Indian epics and believe to lived from Krita Yuga to Dvapara Yuga. He is also considered King of bears and first son of Brahma, before humans were created. Jambavan was present when the churning of the ocean took place and is supposed to have circled Vamana seven times when he was acquiring the three worlds from Mahabali. While circling he touched the Meru Parvatha, and got some pain/damage to his legs, so he had lost some of his capacity of flying. He was the King of the Himalayas who had incarnated as a bear in order to serve Lord Rama. He had received a boon from Lord Rama that he would have a long life, handsome and would have the strength of ten million lions. Jambavantha had killed a lion, who had acquired a gem called Syamantaka from Prasena after killing him. Many experts believe this gem was later renamed as the Koh-i-Noor diamond of the present day. Krishna was suspected of killing Prasena for the jewel, so he tracked Prasena's steps until he learned that he had been killed by a lion who had been killed by a bear. Krishna tracked Jambavantha to his cave and a fight ensued. After twenty-one days, realizing who Krishna was, Jambavantha submitted. He gave Krishna the gem and also presented him his daughter Jambavati, who became one of Krishna's wives. In the epic Ramayana, Jambavantha helped Rama find his wife Sita and f ight her abductor, Ravana. Later, having known of the capacity of Hanumantha, it is he who forced Hanuman with his immense capabilities and encourages him to fly across the ocean to search for Sita in Lanka. 36. Who came forward to ask Hanumantha to take rest for a while, on his way to Lanka?__________ Gomantha Rushyamooka
Girimooka On seeing Hanumaan higher up in the sky on his journey by air, the Ocean king wanted to honor him. So, he asked Mainaaka Parvatam with golden peak that was submerged under the ocean to rise and request Hanumaan to take some rest. Accordingly, he arose from the ocean and prayed to Hanumaan to rest for a while before proceeding further. Hanumaan thought that this might be a ruse to delay, if not stop, his mission. Mainaaka convinced him saying that once upon a time all the Mountains had wings and were flying hither and thither causing hurt to others and Indra cut their wings with his vajraayudam. Thanks to Vaayu (Wind God), he escaped the wrath of Indra and took refuge under the ocean and that it was by way of showing gratitude, he made that request. Hanumaan however told him that since
he was on an urgent and important mission, he could not oblige and took leave of Mainaaka and proceeded further. 37. What is the name of Seetha's father?_______________
Kushadwaja Tondamaana Samudraraja Seetha's father is always called by the name "Janakaraja". But please note "Janaka" is the family name(Surname). His name is Seeradhwaja. His brother is Kushadwaja. Once there was a king called Nimi. He visited Rishi Vasisht to ask him to perform yagna. Vasistaru refuses the particular date as he has to perform yagna to Indra. Hence Nimi goes to Gautam Rishi, who accepts and does perform. After the yagna at Indra’s is over and done with, Vasistaru visits King’s palace to start the yagna. Upon hearing that another Rishi had already performed, Vasista is humiliated, because he is the actual guru of the King. Therefore, Vasista curses the king that his soul will depart his body the very same day. Therefore King Nimi dies. Since there was no heir to the kingdom, Gautam Rishi performs rituals and pours milk on dead body of Nimi and curdles it with appropriate set of tools (‘manthan’). The milk turns into a golden yellow froth from which comes a new body and a new person, who is named as Mithila (one from manthan) or janaka (who takes care of kingdom). He was handed the reins of the Kingdom. All subsequent Kings were named as mithi** or jana** and hence janaka’s daughter is named as Janaki. 38. How did Ravana got 10 heads and became dashanana?____________
1. By cutting his head 10 times and each time gaining it back
2. By the varaa of Brahmadevaru 3. By the varaa of Shiva 4. By the grace of his parents The 3 bros (Ravana, Kumbakarna and Vibheeshana) do yagna to Brahma. But Ravana is not comfortable with yagna and feels out of place. So, to impress Brahma and speeden the process, he cuts his own head and puts it into fire. Brahma, much too impressed, puts it back. Ravana repeats. Brahma repeats . And so they play on for about 10 times in toto. Finally Brahma, thinks ‘Enough is enough!’ and appears before them. Hence, Ravana is said to possess 10 heads!
39. When Hanumantha devaru met Seethadevi, what did she gave to him to be handed over to Raama? Anguleeka
Necklace Gejje hanumantha devaru gave her Anguleeka and Seetha in turn gave Choodamani 40. Whom did Raavana sent to kill Hanumantha when Hanumantha spoiled the Ashoka Vana? Indra Jith
Kumbakarna Vibheeshana Raavana sent Akshakumara, his son, who is equal in strength to Raavana to attack Hanuman. Hanumantha killed him to prove that he is capable of killing Raavana also (as Akshakumara and Raavana had same strength). Mahabharatha Tatparya Nirnaya Adhyaaya 7 shloka 24 41. What is the name of the asthra in which Indrajith attacked Hanumantha? Vaayuvyaastra
Sarpaastra Shivaastra 42. Who recommended Raamachandra devaru to take Vibheeshana into his side?______ Jaambhavantha Lakshmana
Angada 43. Who went as a Raayabhari, messenger (after Hanumantha) and asked Raavana to leave Seetha?_________
Hanuman, again Lakshmana Raama sent Angada, son of Vaali to Raavana as his "Raayabhaari". (MBTN adhyaaya 8 shloka 17) 44. Who relieved Lakshmana and other Vaanaraas when they were attacked by the Naagapasha of Indrajith? __________ Hanumantha
Raama Jaambhavantha Actually, there is no avathara for Garuda like Brahma. Garuda had asked Srirama to allow him for some seva. When Indrajith attacked Lakshmanadigalu, Raama asked Garuda to come in his direct roopa and make vimochana from Naagapasha. 45. When Indrajith attacked with the Naagapasha, who asked Hanumantha to bring Sanjeevini? Raama Angada
Sugreeva Sanjeevini had four medicines. Mrutasanjeevini, Sandhaanakarini, Savarnakarini, vishalyakarani. So Jaambhavan asked Hanuman to bring the same 46. Who made the samhaara of Indrajith? ________
Hanuman Sugreeva Raama 46. Why only Vaanararu get life with the entry of "Sanjeevana parvatha" and not Raakshaas?___
Daithyas could not smell Sanjeevana parvatha
They were thrown to Sea as soon as they were killed
They were cursed to die and never recover They were not aware of the prabhava of Sanjeevini As per Sriramachandra's orders, they were thrown to sea by Vaanararu, as soon as they died. But Vanara's dead body were not thrown to sea. So they could survive with the entry of Sanjeevini Parvatha 48. Who was the "Vaidhya" among Vanaraas? Jaambhavan Angada
Taara 49. Who among the following have defeated Raavana? Karthaviryaarjuna, Hanuman Vaali, Ramachandra, Shiva Kapila, Vaamana
All have defeated
He has been defeated by all the above. Once in his earlier days, when Vaali was doing Sandhyavandana at sea, Raavana came to attack him, but Vaali caught him in his arms and made him look like a toy for his son "Angada". With the blessings of DattatrEya roopi Srihari Karthaveeryaarjuna had defeated Raavana. When Raavana called Balichakravarthi for a fight, Vaamana kicked him for over 10000 yojana distance. He was defeated by Kapila also when Raavana tried to attack Kapila. Once Raavana tried to lift the entire "Kailaasa", but Shiva pressed Raavana’s 20 hands with his foot, (With the blessings of Srimannaaraayana) and he was defeated. 50. For how many years did Sri Ramachandra ruled Ayodhya? 1300 1100
He ruled Ayodhya for 13000 years. Bharatha was the Yuvaraja, when Lakshmana refused to lead. Bharatha killed 3 crore Daithyas. Lakshmana was the Dwarapalaka. Once Durvasa (avatara of Shiva) came and asked Ramachandra to give fresh food, which is yet to be prepared, not to be prepared in future. Raama gave such a food. Durvaasa was defeated. Hanumantha was offered Chiranjeevathwa. Even today Hanumantha is there in Kimpurusha Kanda. During the same period Jambavantha and Vibheeshana were also offered Chiranjeevathwa alongwith Hanuman.
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