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(Rama-related) Mythology Who are the twins among Rama’s brothers? 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. Bharata & Shatrugna Lakshmana & Shatrugna Vaali & Sugreeva Bhima & Arjuna Sunnyvale Jaipur Seattle Janakpuri
Rama is from Ayodhya. Which city was Sita from?
That is why she is also known by the name of Janaki. Daughter of Janaka, the king of Janakpuri, which is in present day Nepal. Lakshmana was the reincarnation of: 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. Aadi Sesha Superman Garuda Sachin Tendulkar Alcatraz Sumatra Hawaii Bali Piano Forte Keyboard Baseball Veena
Name two islands in present day’s Indonesia that are named after characters in Ramayana
Ravana was an accomplished player of
Ravana’s brothers are
1. Malinga and Tharanga 2. Kumbakarna and Vibheeshana 3. Nakula and Sahadeva 4. Kamsa and Chanura 1. 2. 3. 4. Robinhood Vishnu Shiva Harry Potter
Whose bow did Rama break to win over and marry Sita?
Sri Ram Navami Bhajan Recital When: Saturday, April 09, 2011 Trivia Questions on Carnatic Music and Hindu (Rama-related) Mythology The Notuswara Sahitya songs such as Shyamale Meenakshi, Shakti Sahita Ganapathim are composed by Muthuswamy Dikshitar. How can you recognize this from the song’s lyrics? It contains the phrase Audience Question: Thyagaraja’s compositions are mainly on Lord Rama. Name ONE composition of Thyagaraja that is dedicated to Lord Shiva 1. 2. 3. 4. Muthuswamy Vairamuthu Swamy Muthu Guruguha
Any of the following (there might be more): 1. Devadi Deva Sadashiva (raga: sindhu nama kriya) 2. Kala Samhaara (raga: sourashtram) 3. Kruthapuri (raga: malaya marutham) 4. Rakshimpave (raga: maya malava gowla) 5. Ilalo Pranatharthi (raga: atana) 6. Nadha Thanum Anisham (raga: chiththaranjani) 7. Shiva Shiva (raga: kamavardhani aka pantu varali) Paramaathmudu in raga vaagadeeswari 1. Lalgudi Jayaraman 2. L.Subramaniam 3. Baluswamy Dikshitar (elder brother of Muthuswamy Dikshitar) 4. Lord Yehudi Menuhin 1. 2. 3. 4. ● ● ● Bow and Arrow Guns and Bullets All his ten heads Veena Kaushalya - Rama Sumitra - Lakshmana & Shatrugna Kaikeyi - Bharata
Audience Question: What is the last song composed by Thyagaraja? Common Question: Violin is a western instrument. Who introduced it to Indian Carnatic Music?
Common Question: Indian Flag is the Tri-color with Ashoka Chakra in the middle. US Flag is the stars and stripes. What did Ravana have on his flag? Name the mothers of Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrugna
Sri Ram Navami Bhajan Recital When: Saturday, April 09, 2011 Trivia Questions on Carnatic Music and Hindu (Rama-related) Mythology Hanuman’s mother’s name is 1. 2. 3. 4. Annie Anjani Atma Nivasi Anamika
In our mythology, who is regarded as Hanuman’s father?
1. Vayu or Pawan (Wind God) 2. Agni (Fire God) 3. Indra (God of Thunder) 4. Varuna (Rain God) 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. Bow and Arrow Krishna Hanuman Garuda Krishna and Balarama Luv and Kusha Bhima and Arjuna Ganesha and Karthikeya
In Mahabharata, what did Arjuna have on the flag that was on his chariot that Krishna drove?
Name Rama’s sons
We celebrate Rama’s birthday as Sri Rama Navami. What does Navami mean?
It is the 9th day of the fortnight (after a full moon or new moon) in the Hindu Lunar Calendar Hint: ● ●
Which God’s birthday do we celebrate on the fourth and eighth day of the fortnight in the Hindu Lunar Calendar?
Fourth Day = Chaturthi Eighth Day = Ashtami
Answer: ● Ganesha Chaturthi ● (Krishna) Gokul Ashtami