Lord Shiva easy quiz

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Lord Shiva is one of the main prominent Gods in Hinduism. There are innumerable points to know about Lord Shiva.

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Let us play a quiz, which will also be a fun and knowledge gaining:


1. What is the meaning of the name ‘Shiva’?
Answer
Shiva means, he is someone who give the ‘mangalakara’ / auspicious things. Shiva – Shi = Mangalakar / Auspicious, va = giver.


2. How many faces does Lord Shiva has?
Answer
Total five faces.


3. Why Lord Shiva is known as Chandrashekhara / Somashekhara?
Answer
Because he has Chandra (also known as Soma) in his jata / hairs.


4. Who is the consort of Lord Shiva?
Answer
Sri Parvati Devi is his consort.


5. Is Ganga Devi is also Lord Shiva consort?
Answer
Absolutely no. Ganga Devi is the consort of Sri Varuna Deva.


6. How many eyes does Lord Shiva has?
Answer
Lord Shiva has three eyes and thus he is known as Trinetra.


7. What are the names of Lord Shiva five faces?
Answer
The names of the five faces are Aghora, tatpurusha, vaamadeva, sadyojaata and Eeshana.


8. Who is the father of Lord Shiva?
Answer
Chatur Mukha Sri Brahma Deva is his father.


9. Why Lord Shiva is also known as Rudra Deva?
Answer
He was crying with roaring sound when he took birth and thus he is called as Rudra – ‘Rodanaat Rudra’.


10. Why Lord Shiva is known as Sadyojaata?
Answer
He was born very fast and thus he is known as Sadyojaata. Sadyojaata – Saydo = Very fast, jaata = born.


11. Why Lord Shiva is known as Neelalohita?
Answer
When he was born his eyebrows were dark black and eyes were sharp red in color. Thus he is known as ‘NeelaLohita’. Neela = Dark, lohita = red.


12. Who was Parvati Devi in her earlier life?
Answer
She was born as Sati Devi.


13. Who was Sati Devi father?
Answer
Daksha Prajapati.


14. Why Lord Shiva is called as Neelakantha?
Answer
He had drunk a part of ‘haalaahala visha’ (highly poisonous drink) and thus his throat turned into dark colr. Thus he is known as ‘Neelakantha’. Neelakantha – Neela = Dark color, kantha = throat.


15. Who killed Tripurasura?
Answer
Lord Shiva killed Tripurasura.


16. What are the names of the three demons Tripurasura?
Answer
Three demons names were Vidyunmali, Tarakaksha and Kamalakshya.


17. Why Tripurasura were called by that name?
Answer
Because they were the kings of three puras (places). One with gold, one with silver and one with iron. Tarakaksha = Gold, Kamalakshya = Silver, Vidyunmali = Iron.


18. Is Hanuman the incarnation of Lord Shiva?
Answer
No, Hanuman is the incarnation of Sri Vayu Deva.


19. Which asura (demon) came in the form of pig, before the fight between Lord Shiva and Arjuna?
Answer
That asura name was Mukasura.


20. What are the different avatars of Lord Shiva?
Answer
Durvasa, Ashvattama and Shukacharya.


21. Why Lord Shiva is known as Ashutosha?
Answer
Because he can be easily pleased.


22. Which roopa / form did Lord Shiva took to kill Tripurasura?
Answer
Aghora.


23. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Damarugapani’?
Answer
As he has Damaruga in one of his hands while dancing / doing tandava.


24. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Doorjati’?
Answer
As he has Jata, he is known as ‘Doorjati’.


25. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Gajacharmambaradhara’?
Answer
As he has killed a demon named Gajasura by entering the body of an elephant and he was covered with the body of a elephant when he did the Tandava Nrutya, he is called as Gajacharmambaradhara.


26. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Gajasuramardhana’?
Answer
A demons named Neela came in the disguise of an elephant as Gajasura. He entered the body of an elephant and attacked Shiva. Shiva also entered the body of another elephant and did the Taandava nrutya there itself and killed the demon Gajasura from within the elephant. Thus he is called as Gajasuramardhana..


27. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Nandi Vahana’?
Answer
As he has Nandi as his mount.


28. Why Lord Shiva is known as Gangadhara?
Answer
As Lord Shiva is carrying Ganga on his head.


29. Why Lord Shiva is known as Kaamaari?
Answer
Because he burnt down Kaama Deva.


30. Why Lord Shiva is known as Kailasavasa?
Answer
Because he lives in Kailasa along with his family.


31. Why Lord Shiva is known as Kruthivasa?
Answer
Because he wears animal skin as his dress. For this reason, he is also called as Charmambaradara.


32. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Manoniyamaka’?
Answer
Because he controls our mind. Manoniyamaka – Mano = mind, niyamaka = controller.


33. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Maheshwara’ or ‘Mahadeva’?
Answer
As he is the head of all the Demigods starting from Indra Deva.


34. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Mrutyunjaya’?
Answer
Because he fights with Yamadeva to save Markandeya from the clutches of the death.


35. Why Lord Shiva is known as Nataraja?
Answer
Because he is an expert in doing ‘tandava nrutya’ (tandava dance).


36. What are the names of Lord Shiva children?
Answer
Ganesha and Kartikeya.


37. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Nagabharana’?
Answer
Because he wears Vasuki Naga as his abharana (jewel).


38. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Parvatisha’?
Answer
Because he is superior / isha to Parvati Devi.


39. Why Lord Shiva married ‘Parvati’?
Answer
Because she was the same as Sati Devi in her earlier life and also she had done very hard penance to marry Lord Shiva.


40. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Pinaki’?
Answer
Because he has pinaka as his weapon.


41. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Sarangapani’?
Answer
Because he has deer (Saranga) in his hands.


42. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Shambhu’?
Answer
Because he is the source of sukha / happiness.


43. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Shankara’?
Answer
Because he is the source of auspiciousness / happiness. Shanka (not Shankha) = Auspiciousness / happiness, kara = giver.


44. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Sharva’?
Answer
Because he is the laya karta (doing the dissolution of the universe).


45. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Vaamadeva’?
Answer
Because he is the highly beautiful. Vaamadeva – Vaama = highly beautiful, deva = God.


46. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Vamadeva’ (don’t read as Vaamadeva)?
Answer
Because Bhagavan Vishnu’s left sife Lord Shiva has the place. Vamadeva – Vama = left side, Deva = God.


47. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Virinchiputra’?
Answer
Because he is the son of Brahma Deva. Virinchiputra – Virinchi = Brahma Deva, putra = son.


48. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Vrushadhwaja’?
Answer
Because he has Vrushabha as Dwaja (flag).


49. Why Lord Shiva is known as ‘Vishakantha’?
Answer
Because he drunk part of ‘haalaahala visha’ during the amruta manthana.


50. Why Lord Shiva is known as Trishulapani?
Answer
Because he has Trishula in one of his hands.


51. Why Lord Shiva is known as Tripuraari?
Answer
Because he killed the Tripurasura.


52. Why Lord Shiva is known as Ugra?
Answer
Because he shatru / enemy of Adharmis.


53. Why Lord Shiva is known as Ugratapas?
Answer
Because he had done ugra (very hard) tapas (penance) for Bhagavan Vishnu.


54. What are the 12 Jyotirlingas names of Lord Shiva?
Answer
Somanatheshwara (Sourashtra) Mallikarjuna (Srishaila) Mahakaala (Ujjaini) Omkaram (Amaleshwara) Vaidyanatheshwara (Parali) Bheemasankara (South) Rameshwara (Ramasethu) Nageshwara (Dharukaranya – Dwaraka) Vishweshwara (Varanasi) Trayambakeshwara(Godavari) Kedareshwara (Kedara) Ghushmesha (Shivalaya).

 

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