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Hindu Myths and Legends

"A quiz with ten questions on myths and legends related to the Hindu religion." 10 Questions.

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In the Hindu Religion, one of the important gods is the sun god. By what name is the sun god known?

  • Vishnu
  • Surya
  • Indra


According to Hindu legends, the Trimurthi or the Trinity of Gods are the most powerful. Who are the three Gods who constitute the Trimurthi?

  • Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva
  • Brahma, Shiva and Durga
  • Indra, Rudra and Shakti


In Hindu legends, who is the King of the demigods?

  • Indra
  • Varuna
  • Vayu


Which of these is often counted as one of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu?

  • Indra
  • Mahavira
  • Buddha


One of the Hindu myths is that those who commit sins go to hell or Naraka. Who is the lord of hell who decides the fate of people after their death?

  • Chitragupta
  • Yama
  • Rudra


In Hindu mythology who is the Goddess of wealth?

  • Saraswathi
  • Parvati
  • Lakshmi


In Hindu mythology, how is an eclipse supposed to occur?

  • When the moon is destroyed by the demons
  • When the moon is swallowed by a planet
  • When the moon is covered by the earth


One common aspect in Christian and Hindu mythology is the concept of the first man and woman. While it is Adam and Eve in Christian mythology, who is the first couple in Hindu mythology?

  • Manu and Shatrupa
  • Hari and Shree
  • Surya and Chaya


In Hindu mythology, the crow is regarded as an inauspicious bird. What is the reason for this?

  • Because the crow is the vehicle of Saturn
  • Because of the crow's colour
  • Because the crow is wily in nature


Diwali or Deepavali is one of the Hindu festivals popular throughout the world. According to legend, why is this festival celebrated?

  • To celebrate the return of Lord Rama to his capital Ayodhya
  • To celebrate the victory of Lord Krishna over the evil Kamsa
  • To celebrate the killing of the demon Ravana by Lord Rama