Sunday, 23 August 2015

GK Questions on Raksha Bandhan

Q1. Who ties the Rakhi on this day ?
Q2. In which state of India, people perform the pooja and worship Lord Shiva on this day ?
Q3. In Nepal, Raksha Bandhan is known as 
Q4: This day is also celebrated as
Q5. Raksha Bandhan is a fastival of relationship between
Q6: In this festival the rakhi is tied to 
Q7. In western India, this day is celebrated as 
Q8. Who was the first hindu queen to tie a rakhi to muslim king ?
Q9. Which special food is eaten by Nepalese on this day ?
Q10: The festival falls in the month of 
Q11: All the domesticated Cows and Bullocks are decorated and worshipped on this day in Orissa. It is known as 
Q12. The festival falls on which season


Questions and Answers on Raksha Bandhan

Question1. Who ties the rakhi on this day ?
Answer: Sister

Question2. In which state of India, people perform the pooja and worship Lord Shiva on this day ?
Answer: Gujrat


Raksha Bandhan


Raksha Bandhan, (the bond of protection) or Rakhi is a Hindu festival primarily observed in India, Mauritius and Nepal, which celebrates the relationship between brothers (shaurya), cousins and sisters (shreya). It is also called Rakhi Purnima in most of India. It is also celebrated in some parts of Pakistan. The festival is observed by Hindus and Jains.
In fact, the popular practice of Raksha Bandhan has its historical associations also. The Rajput queens practised the custom of sending rakhi threads to neighbouring rulers as token of brotherhood. The central ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi (sacred thread) by a sister on her brother's wrist. This symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being, and the brother's lifelong vow to protect her. The festival falls on the full moon day (Shravan Poornima) of the Shravan month of the Hindu lunisolar calendar. One Islamic Scholar believes that Raksha Bandhan grew in popularity after Rani Karnavati, the widowed queen of Chittor, sent a rakhi to the Mughal emperor Humayun when she required his help. 






Thursday, 6 August 2015

Indian Independence Quiz 4



1) What is the number of states in India?
A) 29

2) Which is the first state to be formed on the basis of language?
A)Andhra Pradesh

3) When was Burma was separated from India?
A)1937

4) When did India become a republic?
A)1950

5) Which state was divided into Maharashtra and Gujarat in 1960?
A)Bombay

6) Who was the Speaker of the Lok Sabha before he became the President of India?
A)N. Sanjeeva Reddy

7) What was the age of Morarji Desai when he became the Prime Minister?
A)81

8) How was Tamil Nadu known?
A)Madras

9) Which is the capital of Kerala?
A)Thiruvananthapuram

10) Nagaland was separated from which state?
A)Assam

11) Which is the smallest state in terms of area?
A)Goa

12) Where is the tomb of Akbar?
A)Sikandra

13) Which is the national animal of India?
A)Tiger

14) Which is the national flower of India?
A)Lotus

15) Who founded Indian National Congress?
A)A. O. Hume

16) Which former Indian Prime Minister’s birthday is on December 25?
A)Atal Bihari Vajpayee

17) Which state was known as North East Frontier Agency?
A)Arunachal Pradesh

18) Which state or union territory has French as an official language?
A)Pondicherry

19) Which is the official language of Jammu and Kashmir?
A)Urdu

20) Which state became part of India in 1975?
A)Sikkim

21) Which city was the summer capital of India during British Rule?
A)Simla

22) Who was the only Indian Governor General?
A)C. Rajagopalachari

23) Which Prime Minister could not prove his majority in Lok Sabha in May 1996?
A)Atal Behari Vajpayee

24) Which of the following religions did not originate in India?
A)Judaism

25) When did Rabindranath Tagore die?
A)1941

More Independence Quiz:

1. Indian Independence Quiz 1

2. Indian Independence Quiz 2


3. Indian Independence Quiz 3

4. GK Questions on Indian Independence Day



Wednesday, 5 August 2015

GK Questions on India Independence Day



This is simple and easy Indian Independence Day Quiz with Answers. This is created for school students and children for the events of the Indian Independence day.

Independence Day of India is celebrated on 15th of August to commemorate the Indian independence from British Raj and its birth as a sovereign nation in 1947.
Indian Independence Day is celebrated as national holiday and all over the country flag-hoisting ceremonies take place. In the morning of the 15th August each year the Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag at the Red Fort and addresses the nation live and pay tribute the freedom struggle.


Q: What do we celebrate every 15th August?
Q: From which country India got the Independence.
Q: How many years Britain ruled India?
Q: First organized militant movements for Indian Independence were in _________.
Q: Who created Indian National Army for Indian Independence?
Q: Who led Quit India movement?
Q: Until when India remained a Dominion of the Crown?
Q: When was the first uprising against the British East India Company’s rule?
Q: Who was Mangal Pandey?
Q: Who was last emperor of India?
Q: When and where Rani Laxmi Bai, queen of Jhanzi, was killed in fighting with British?
Q: When the Government of India Act was passed in India?
Q: Who first embrace Swaraj?
Q: When Partition of Bengal Happened?
Q: When Mahatmma Gandhi was born?
Q: What Mahatma Gandhi was doing in South Africa before coming to India?
Q: Who started Satyagraha?
Q: What is Satyagraha?
Q: Who gave Gandhi a title of Mahatma?
Q: Who is father of the Nation?
Q: Who is father of the Nation?
Q: When Gandhi Jayanti is Celebrated?
Q: Where Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place?
Q: When Jallianwala Bagh massacre took place?
Q: Who ordered Jallianwala Bagh massacre?
Q: When the first non-cooperation movement started in India?
Q: When the Salt March and civil disobedience started?
Q: Who started the Salt March and civil disobedience started?
Q: When the Quit India Movement was started?
Q: Who was Subhas Chandra Bose?
Q: Whose famous motto was: “Give me blood and I will give you freedom”?
Q: Who created Azad Hind Fauj?
Q: Who announced partition of India?
Q: Who was the Governor-General of India at the time of Independence?
Q: When India got the Independence?
Q: Who was the last Governor-General of India?
Q: When the Republic of India was officially proclaimed?
Q: Who was first President of India?
Q: Who was Bhagat Singh ?
Q: Who was Raja Ram Mohan Roy?

Sunday, 2 March 2014

GK Questions on Holi

Q1.Holi is the main festival of
Q2.Holi is also known as
Q3.In which place the famous "Lath maar holi" is played ?
Q4.By which name Holi is known as in Orissa ?
Q5.The day when people throw scented powder and perfume at each other is known as
Q6.In South India, Holika Dahan is known as
Q7.In which hindu month, Holi is celebrated ?
Q8.Holi celebrates the beginning of the new season called ?
Q10.The earliest textual reference to the celebration of Holi is found in
Q11.In Holi, the bonfires are lit at night to signify the burning of
Q12.In the past, people used to make Holi colours from flowers. Which flower was used ?
Q13.Sikhs celebrate holi by showing their phycal strengh and power in
Q14.Prahalad, who escaped fire in which holika burnt , was the devotte of which God ?
Q15.In Bengal, Holi is known as
Q16.In Holika Dahan, the bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape that young
Q17.Holi is celebrated on
 

Questions and Answers:

Q1.Holi is the main festival of
A. Hindus

Q2.Holi is also known as
A. Festival of colors

Q3.In which place the famous "Lath maar holi" is played ?
A. Barsana

Q4.By which name Holi is known as in Orissa ?
A. Dolajata

Q5.The day when people throw scented powder and perfume at each other is known as
A. Dhulendi

Q6.In South India, Holika Dahan is known as
A. Kama Dahanam

Q7.In which hindu month, Holi is celebrated ?
A. Phalguna

Q8.Holi celebrates the beginning of the new season called ?
A. Spring

Q10.The earliest textual reference to the celebration of Holi is found in
A. 7th century

Q11.In Holi, the bonfires are lit at night to signify the burning of
A. Holika

Q12.In the past, people used to make Holi colours from flowers. Which flower was used ?
A. Flame of the forest

Q13.Sikhs celebrate holi by showing their phycal strengh and power in
A. Hola Mohalla

Q14.Prahalad, who escaped fire in which holika burnt , was the devotte of which God ?
A. Vishnu

Q15.In Bengal, Holi is known as
A. Dol Jatra

Q16.In Holika Dahan, the bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape that young
A. Prahlad

Q17.Holi is celebrated on
A. Full moon day



Holi Essay for grown ups

Holi is known as a festival of colours, fun and frolic. It is a festival of the Hindus. It usually comes in March. It is celebrated with gaiety in North India. Of late the South is also catching up with the North in celebrating this festival of colours.
There are different stories about the importance of the festival. It is said that at one stage a demon by name Tarakasura conquered all 'Lokas or worlds' including heaven and was teasing the 'Devas'. It became necessary for the Devas to pray to Lord Siva to bring forth a person who could conquer Taraka. But Lord Siva was in deep 'Tapas'. He was not showing any interest towards Parvati, who was devotedly serving him with a desire to marry. Then the 'Devas' requested 'Manmadha, the God of Love' to help them and disturb the 'Tapas' of Lord Siva. He shot his flower arrows at Lord Siva which disturbed his meditation. Lord Siva got angry and burnt 'Manmada' to ashes by opening his third eye. But the arrow had its effect and Siva had to love Parvati and Kartikeya was born, who later killed Tarakasura. The bonfire raisd on the festive occasion is to represent the 'Kamadahana' by Lord Siva.
Another story is about Prahlada who was a devotee of Lord Vishnu, a bitter enemy of Asuras. So Hiranya Kasipu, the father of Prahlada entrusts Prahlada to his sister Halika to burn the boy alive. But in that attempt Halika gets burnt and Prahlada is saved. The bonfire is said to be a symbol of Halika's death.
Some others connect the colour festival to Rasalila of Lord Krishna with Gopikas. Whatever may be the story behind Holi, the bonfire symbolises burning of evil for the sake of good. The Holi day is full of fun and frolic. All men and women, boys and girls and children join in the sprinkling of colours. Differences are forgotten. Enmity does not find a place. All are friends. Even old people join the fun. They use Abir and Gulal.
Till noon the singing and dancing go on with no restrictions whatsoever. Buckets of colour water are sprinkled. Youngsters play till they are completely drenched in colour. Even dignitaries like ministers including the Prime Minister and the President partake in the fun. Satire, irony and abuse are freely used with no offence. The mirth is over by noon. After a rich meal of special dishes people go to meet their friends and relations., The evening bonfires are lit in some places. During the previous night people dance around the fire and make merry.
It is not a festival of colours but also a festival of unity and friendship. All barriers like caste, creed, position, and language are forgotten and men and women join the fun.

Holi Essay for kids

Holi Essay (for kids)


Holi Essay

Colours, gujiyas and fun...I love Holi so much
Holi happens to be my favourite festival. I particularly enjoy the colour part of it. I keep stocks of every colour but red happens to be my favourite. The other ones specially, the purple is one I hate to use on Holi. It never goes and makes one look so bad. 

I also enjoy preparing gujiyas with my mother and sisters. My mother keep frying them in the pan, while we sisters do the rolling, cutting and filling part of it. My favourite job is to do the filling which gives me a chance to keep stealing the tasty khoya which is full of dry fruits. Eating the gujiyas - piping hot just as they come out of pan is the other most cherished moment of the festival.

I also take care to keep my preparation for the festival ready. Like choose some old and faded jeans and a shirt I am bored off besides taking care of the oiling and creaming part of it. Otherwise, the aftermath of the Holi festival could be extremely tiresome. 

I have also had a bad experience after Holi once when I got so much engrossed in playing with the colour that I became to late to get a bath and the water tank got exhausted. I had to wait for hours drenched in the water before the water supply was restored. It was a very painful lesson that I learnt - take a bath on time.

I particularly enjoy the festival in the company of friends and relatives, i.e. when there are lot of people to be coloured. The excitement is unmatched when everybody loves the festival as much as you do.



A memorable Holi
Oh what fun we had on the Holi that year. The tradition followed was digging the lawn generating some mud, throwing some buckets of water and then the prey. So, it was a very earthy kind of Holi that we played that year in the hostel. The good part was that the prey was asked get the buckets herself.

Then everybody decided that we have grown up enough to have our first doze of bhang. A thandai was prepared, somebody had stored a little milk from the morning breakfast. There was one very enthusiastic girl who sneaked in the maximum share. High on the spirit of the festival we had the mandatory dance on the Rang Barse bheege chunar wali....

Meanwhile, one who stole maximum share, sat under the sun and started waiting for the bhang to give her some kick. She kept cribbing for about half an hour..nothing is happening..nothing is happening...

After some time she suddenly started laughing and did not stopped even after repeated attempts to stop her from doing so. Her body started aching but she could not control her laughter. Then all of a sudden she started crying and then again could not stop... She got the kind of high she never expected. 

Although I can't remember her name, I can't forget what fun we had at her expense. I owe a big thank you to her for making that Holi so memorable in my life.



Holi-The festival of love and joy 
Holi is a festival of colours which generally falls on a full moon in March.. It is also a festival of love and unity and celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The festival is celebrated with lot of pomp in north India. 

Holi is celebrated with vibrant colours - these colour are actually colours of joy, colours of love and colours that fill our life with happiness to the core of our hearts. It adorns each life with its various hues.

There are many legends given as the reasons for celebrating holi. Long ago there was a king named Hiranyakashyapu, he had a son, Prahlad - a holy spirit and highly devoted to God. But Prahlad's devotion enraged Hiranyakashyapu and he planned to kill his own son. He asked her sister Holika, who was immune to fire, to sit in fire taking Prahlad in her lap. Fortunately Prahlad, who was blessed by Lord, was saved and Holika was burnt to ashes. This gave birth to the festival of holi.

Another legend speaks of the everlasting love between Radha and Krishna. The legend is celebrated with great pomp and show. 

All hearts are lighted with glory and people everywhere enjoy with their near and dear ones with different colours. People also throw water balloons on each other and on passer-by too. Many are also drenched in coloured water. Hours pass by throwing colours on each other and it seems as if it's just the start of the day. 

It's a festival of gaiety but then there are few who make this festival, a festival of evil. They do this by infuriating the strangers by forcefully throwing colours on them; some use colours that are difficult to remove and unsafe for skin and health. Many take it as a day of drinking alcohol but we should not forget that Holi is a festival of triumph of good over evil. We must try to wash away all the evils in our hearts along with the colours and allow the colour of love to stay there forever and ever. This is the true spirit of Holi.



Time for renewal
Holi is a time to rejuvenate. The significance of holi festival has crossed many pages in history to arrive here, as a time to celebrate renewal. Every festival has its own traditions in the backdrop, but what really matters is the spirit of festivity. 

Colours speak louder than words at times. Holi goes beyond the custom of smearing colours on each other. It crosses the realm of traditional customs to reach new dimensions of the renewal and spirit. It's a time to create new bonds, reach out to others and forget the past worries.

Every year I embrace the occasion with growing enthusiasm that bridges over my colourful childhood memories, to reach me today, as a festival to celebrate. Besides exchanging sweets, colours and well-wishes, there is something more to it that I adore; It is the spirit of unity, friendship and a will to forget the past and let the present take over our lives. This is what makes it my favorite festival.