Question: In Indian mythology, how many avathars or incarnations has Vishnu, one of Hinduism's holy trinity come to the world in?
Correct Answer Vishnu has come down to earth as a fish (Matsya), tortoise (Kurma), Boar(Varaha), half-man, half-lion (Narasimha), Vamana (Dwarf), Parashurama (a vengeful Brahmin), Rama of the Ramayana, Krishna of the Bhagwat Gita and also Buddha, to rid the world of evils. It is believed that Buddha was given the status of an Avathar to challenge the rising popularity of Buddhism in India. In Hindu mythology, the current age will end when Vishnu comes in the terrible avatar, the Kalki avatar and a new age of truth and peace or the Satya Yuga will follow.
Correct Answer The Mahabharatha is one of the three major ancient Sanskrit epics of India, the others being the Ramayana and the Bhagavatam. Traditionally ascribed to Vyasa, it is the third longest literary epic poem in the world.The full version contains more than 100,000 verses (total over 200,000), and is around 2.5 million words long.It was Vedavyasa who narrated it and lord Ganesh wrote it down.
Question: Which Indian fesival is celebrated once every twelve years?
Correct Answer It is the largest religious gathering in the world. According to astrologers, the 'Kumbh Fair' takes place when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius and the sun enters Aries.It is attended by millions of people, making it the largest pilgrimage gathering around the world.Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated every year.