Lord Ganesh easy quiz

Just this name Ganesha brings so much joy to us.

Lord Ganesh is one of the most important and prominent Devata for Hindus. Without doing his pooja first, nothing auspicious work shouldn’t be started.

This is the greatness of Hinduism Sanatana Dharma and Lord Ganesh.

There are innumerable points to know about Lord Ganesh.

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1. What is the meaning of the name ‘Ganesha’?
Answer
Ganesha means, he is someone who is the head of all the ‘ganas’. Ganesha = Gana + Isha = Ganas who are present in Kailasa including Nandi. Isha means head / leader.


2. Which two Upa Puranas are dedicated to Lord Ganesha?
Answer
First is Ganesha Purana and second is Mudgala Purana.


3. What is the Sanskrit name of the mount of Lord Ganesha?
Answer
Mushaka (divine mouse) is the Sanskrit name. He is the mount of Lord Ganesh.


4. What are the names of Lord Ganesha consorts’ names?
Answer
Siddhi Devi and Buddhi Devi.


5. What are the name of Lord Ganesha’s two sons?
Answer
Shubha (divine auspiciousness) and Labha (divine profit).


6. What is the original name of the Lord Ganesha’s vehicle?
Answer
Krauncha is the original name of Lord Ganesha’s vehicle, which is a divine mouse.


7. What is the most favorite and lovable food of Lord Ganesha?
Answer
Modaka is the most favorite and lovable food of Lord Ganesha..


8. Who are the parents of Lord Ganesha?
Answer
Lord Shiva and Sri Parvati Devi.


9. What is the name of Lord Ganesha’s brother?
Answer
Kartikeya / Skanda is the brother of Lord Ganesha..


10. Lord Ganesha is the ‘abhimani devata’ (controlling Demigod) for what?
Answer
Lord Ganesha is the abhimani devata of ‘Akasha’ / space.


11. What is the meaning of the Lord Ganesha name Sumukha?
Answer
Lord Ganesha is called as Sumukha, as he is so beautiful even Sri Chandradeva is nothing in front of him. Sumukha = Su = Beautiful, very beautiful / mukha = face, body.


12. What is the meaning of the Lord Ganesha name Ekadanta?
Answer
Since Lord Ganesha has only one tooth, he is known as Ekadanta. To write Mahabharata, Bhagavan Sri Vedavyasa Ji appoints our Sri Ganesha.


13. What is the meaning of the Lord Ganesha name Kapila?
Answer
Lord Ganesha is known as Kapila as his body colour is red. In Sanskrit, Kapila means red. Thus our Ganesha got the name as Kapila. Bhagavan Vishnu is also known as Kapila. These two are different.


14. What is the meaning of the Lord Ganesha name Gajakarnaka?
Answer
Lord Ganesha’s another name is Gajakarnaka. Since our loving Ganesha is having ears like that of the elephant, He is known as Sri Gajakarnaka.


15. What is the meaning of the Lord Ganesha name Lambhodara?
Answer
Ours Sri Parvati and Lord Shiva’s son Sri Ganesha likes modaka / modak, chakkali, nippattu etc very much. Thus his tummy is little bigger. For this reason, He is known as Sri Lambhodara. Lambhodara = Lambo + udhara. Lambo = Big, udara = tummy.


16. What is the meaning of the Lord Ganesha name Vikata?
Answer
Lord Ganesha likes to be happy always. The Ganas who stay with Him are always kept happy by Ganesha. Thus Ganesha is known as Vikata. Vikata means someone who always stays happy and also makes others happy.


17. What is the meaning of the Lord Ganesha name VighNanashaka?
Answer
Sri Gowri Devi son’s another name is called as Sri VighNanaashaka. With the blessings of Bhagavan Vishnu, all the obstacles are destroyed by our Ganesha. Thus the name. VighNanashaka = VighNa + nashaka = VighNa = Obstacles, nashaka = destroyer.


18. What is the meaning of the Lord Ganesha name Vinayaka?
Answer
Skanda brother’s name is Vinayaka. Our Ganesha is very polite and whoever believes / follows Him, even that person will by made polite by our Ganesha. Thus the name Vinayaka for our Ganesha. Vinayaka = Vinaya + nayaka, vinaya = politeness, nayaka = king / giver of politeness.


19. What is the meaning of the Lord Ganesha name Dhumravarna?
Answer
Ganesha likes the smoke that effulgence (spreads) during the pooja and also his body colour is illuminated with smoke. Thus the name. DhumravarNa = Dhumra + varNa, Dhumra = Dhupa / Dhup, varNa = body colour.


20. What is the meaning of the Lord Ganesha name Gajadhyeksha?
Answer
Ganesha is king, leader of all the gaja (elephant) / gaj / gaNa / gaN. Thus the name. GajAdhyeksha = Gaja + adhyeksha, gaja = gaja / gaNa, adhyeksha = adhyeksha / king / leader.


21. What is the meaning of the Lord Ganesha name Balachandra?
Answer
Our loving, Sri Ganesha is known as Sri BAlachandra. Ganesha is very loving son of his father Sri Shiva and mother Sri Parvatidevi and similar to His father Sri Ganesha also wears the Lord Sri Chandra on his forehead. Thus the name Sri Balachandra. Balachandra = Bala + chandra, Bala = son, Sri Shiva and Sri Parvati’s son, chandra = He is similar to Lord Chandradeva and also He wears the Lord Chandra on his forehead.


22. What is the meaning of the Lord Ganesha name Gajanana?
Answer
Ganesha’s another prominent name is GajAnana. Ganesha is having this name since his face is similar to gaja / gaj / elephant. GajAnana = Gaja + anana, gaja / gaj = elephant, anana = countenance / having face.


23. What is the speciality of Lord Ganesha’s Ekadanta avatar?
Answer
In this avatar Lord Ganesha defeated an asura / demon named Madaasura and his weakness was Madaa (i.e., drinking, arrogancy). In this avatar Lord Ganesha used mushaka / mouse as his vahana / vehicle.


24. What is the speciality of Lord Ganesha’s Vakratunda avatar?
Answer
In this avatar Lord Ganesha defeated an asura / demon named Maatsaraasura and his weakness was Maatsara (i.e., Jealousy, envy). In this avatar Lord Ganesha used Simha / Lion as his vahana / vehicle.


25. What is the speciality of Lord Ganesha’s Gajavaktra / Gajaanana avatar?
Answer
In this avatar Lord Ganesha defeated an asura / demon named Lobhaasura and his weakness was Lobha (i.e., greed). In this avatar Lord Ganesha used mushaka / Mouse as his vahana / vehicle.


26. What is the speciality of Lord Ganesha’s Mahodhara avatar?
Answer
In this avatar Lord Ganesha defeated an asura / demon named Mohaasura and his weakness was Moha (i.e., delusion). In this avatar Lord Ganesha used mushaka / Mouse as his vahana / vehicle.


27. What is the speciality of Lord Ganesha’s Vikata avatar?
Answer
In this avatar Lord Ganesha defeated an asura / demon named Kaamaasura and his was weakness Kaama (i.e., lust). In this avatar Lord Ganesha used Mayura / Peacock as his vahana / vehicle.


28. What is the speciality of Lord Ganesha’s Lambodara avatar?
Answer
In this avatar Lord Ganesha defeated an asura / demon named Krodhaasura and his weakness was Krodha (i.e., anger). In this avatar Lord Ganesha used mushaka / Mouse as his vahana / vehicle.


29. What is the speciality of Lord Ganesha’s Dhumravarna avatar?
Answer
Here Dhumravarna means, someone having smoke color body. In this avatar Lord Ganesha defeated an asura / demon named Ahankaraasura and his weakness was garva / pride, asakti / attachment, infatuation, aham / ego. In this avatar Lord Ganesha used mushaka / Mouse as his vahana / vehicle.


30. What is the speciality of Lord Ganesha’s Vighnaraja avatar?
Answer
Here Vighnaraja means, someone who removes all the obstacles. In this avatar Lord Ganesha defeated an asura / demon Mamaasura and his weakness was ego (i.e., Possessiveness). In this avatar Lord Ganesha he used sarpa / serpent as his vahana / vehicle.


31. What is the meaning of Bala Ganapati?
Answer
He is child like Devata / Demigod.


32. What is the meaning of Bhakthi Ganapati?
Answer
He has Chaturbhuja / four armed


33. What is the meaning of Dhundi Ganapati?
Answer
Sought after


34. What is the meaning of Durga Ganapati?
Answer
Invincible.


35. What is the meaning of Dvija Ganapati?
Answer
Twice born.


36. What is the meaning of Dvimukha Ganapati?
Answer
Two divergent faces.


37. What is the meaning of Ekaakshara Ganapati?
Answer
Gam – Ganapati.


38. What is the meaning of Ekadantha Ganapati?
Answer
Single Tusk.


39. What is the meaning of Haridra Ganapati?
Answer
Yellow colored.


40. What is the meaning of Heramba Ganapati?
Answer
Five faced / ten armed.


41. What is the meaning of Kshipra Ganapati?
Answer
Quick in action.


42. What is the meaning of Kshipra Prasada Ganapati?
Answer
Quick rewarder.


43. What is the meaning of Lakshmi Ganapati?
Answer
Varada Hasta (giving blessings with his divine hands).


44. What is the meaning of Maha Ganapati?
Answer
The Great.


45. What is the meaning of Nritya Ganapati?
Answer
Dancing.


46. What is the meaning of Rinamochana Ganapati?
Answer
Liberator of bondage.


47. What is the meaning of Sankatahara Ganapati?
Answer
Dispeller of sorrows.


48. What is the meaning of Shakti Ganapati?
Answer
Along with his female energy.


49. What is the meaning of Siddhi Ganapati?
Answer
The accomplished.


50. What is the meaning of Simha Ganapati?
Answer
Mounted on Lion.


51. What is the meaning of Srushti Ganapati?
Answer
Manifestation.


52. What is the meaning of Tharuna Ganapati?
Answer
Eight armed, Astabhuja.


53. What is the meaning of Trimukha Ganapati?
Answer
Three faced.


54. What is the meaning of Tryakshara Ganapati?
Answer
Lord of three letters AUM.


55. What is the meaning of Ucchhishta Ganapati?
Answer
Six armed.


56. What is the meaning of Uddanda Ganapati?
Answer
Enforcer of Dharma.


57. What is the meaning of Urdhva Ganapati?
Answer
Left hand elevated.


58. What is the meaning of Varada Ganapati?
Answer
Boon giver.


59. What is the meaning of Veera Ganapati?
Answer
Valiant warrior with shodasabhuja – 16 arms.


60. What is the meaning of Vighna Ganapati?
Answer
He is the remover of all obstacles.


61. What is the meaning of Vijaya Ganapati?
Answer
Victorious.


62. What is the meaning of Yoga Ganapati?
Answer
Meditating.


64. How Lord Ganesha known in Satya Yuga?
Answer
Lord Ganesha was known as Mahotkata Ganapati. He was having dasha bhuja / 10 arms and his vahana / vehicle was a Simha / Lion.


65. How Lord Ganesha known in Treya Yuga?
Answer
Lord Ganesha was white-colored. He had eight-arms and was known as Mayura Ganapati. His vahana / vehicle was Mayura / Peacock.


66. How Lord Ganesha known in Dwapara Yuga?
Answer
Lord Ganesha was rakta varna / red colored. He was manifested from the clay of the body of Sri Parvati Devi. His vahana / vehicle was mushaka / mouse and had chaturbhuja (four arms) and was known as Gajaanana Ganapati.


67. How Lord Ganesha known in Kali Yuga?
Answer
Lord Ganesha is known as Dhumraketu Ganapati.


68. What is the name of Lord Ganesha who was born as the son of Bhagavan Sri Krishna in Dwapara Yuga?
Answer
Lord Ganesha was born as Charudeshna as the son of Bhagavan Sri Krishna and Rukmini Devi.

 

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