Religions - Hinduism Quiz - Gods and Their Incarnations (Questions)

An avatar, similar to the Christian concept of the incarnation of God, is different in two ways. Firstly, a god can incarnate in many places at the same time through "partial" avatars, called amshas, but the main from remains entirely “full". Secondly, the incarnations do not completely participate in the human sufferings and also lose the power and knowledge of their divine form.

The term 'Vatar' symbolizes the one who has descended. It means that he descended from his godly state to the human form. So, Avatar means the beings who descended from the Spiritual World to the Earth to establish Dharma, preserve the human race and promulgate Sastra. Thus, Avatar means the form who descends as a partially or fully-empowered incarnation of the Divine Mother, Adhiparasakthi.

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An Avatar, also called a Saviour, is a person who rescues or saves mankind from deterioration. He saves the earth by his grace. Whenever virtue subsides and wickedness prevails, and whenever unrighteousness rises or Adharma starts, and whenever there is destruction and unrest in this world, our Divine Mother incarnates herself. Adhiparasakthi descends to this physical plane to establish the virtues of Dharmas and to save the good and destroy the evil. When she descends to the physical plane and takes a human form she is known as an avatar.

An avatar is also known as the Messenger of the Divine because the avatar transmits pure and unselfish love from the divine power to mankind. He gives a taste of the unadulterated sweet nectar of heavenly love to the souls scorched by the fire of worldliness and pain. The omnipotent Mother Adhiparasakthi, who is Bliss, Truth and Consciousness, bestows special grace and manifests herself as a common person during her Avatar life. In this period, the divine goddess acquires a human form and incarnates herself so as to set an example before us in this life. It is her speciality that, in spite of being omnipresent and boundless, she becomes a tiny human[/readmore]

1. Which is considered to be the most important incarnation of Lord Vishnu?
[ ] Varaha
[ ] Matsya
[ ] Krishna
[ ] Narasimha
2. Which of these is not a part of the Hindu Trinity?
[ ] Brahma
[ ] Vritra
[ ] Shiva
[ ] Vishnu
3. Which goddess is Krishna's beloved?
[ ] Sita
[ ] Durga
[ ] Lakshmi
[ ] Radha
4. Which Hindu deity is the goddess of wealth and prosperity?
[ ] Lakshmi
[ ] Kurma
[ ] Saraswati
[ ] Sita
5. Who is widely recognised as the 1st incarnation of Vishnu?
[ ] Matsya
[ ] Rama
[ ] Krishna
[ ] Kalki
6. In Hinduism, who are seen as the first man and first woman?
[ ] Kardam and Prasuti
[ ] Rama and Sita
[ ] Manu and Shatrupa
[ ] Adam and Eve
7. Yama is seen as the god who decides who goes to Hell. However, what is Hell called in Hinduism?
[ ] Hades
[ ] Jehannam
[ ] Tartarus
[ ] Naraka
8. Which Hindu god is often seen carrying thunderbolts and riding on the back of a white elephant?
[ ] Hanuman
[ ] Indra
[ ] Durga
[ ] Shiva
9. Which of the following is not a demon or a race of demons?
[ ] Rakshasas
[ ] Ushas
[ ] Mahisha
[ ] Asuras
10. In Hindu myth, many of the goddesses are seen as aspects of which 'great goddess'?
[ ] Parvati
[ ] Durga
[ ] Mahadevi
[ ] Sita

 

Religions - Hinduism Quiz - Gods and Their Incarnations (Answers)
1. Which is considered to be the most important incarnation of Lord Vishnu?
[ ] Varaha
[ ] Matsya
[x] Krishna
[ ] Narasimha
Krishna is considered to be the most important incarnation of Lord Vishnu as the Srimad Bhagwat Gita was recited by Krishna to Arjuna
2. Which of these is not a part of the Hindu Trinity?
[ ] Brahma
[x] Vritra
[ ] Shiva
[ ] Vishnu
The Hindu Trinity is formed by Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva - the three primary Hindu gods
3. Which goddess is Krishna's beloved?
[ ] Sita
[ ] Durga
[ ] Lakshmi
[x] Radha
Radha was born in an adjacent village to Krishna and the two grew up together
4. Which Hindu deity is the goddess of wealth and prosperity?
[x] Lakshmi
[ ] Kurma
[ ] Saraswati
[ ] Sita
Lakshmi is the better half of Lord Vishnu and is considered to be the goddess of wealth and prosperity
5. Who is widely recognised as the 1st incarnation of Vishnu?
[x] Matsya
[ ] Rama
[ ] Krishna
[ ] Kalki
The Bhagwat Puran tells us about the various incarnations of Lord Vishnu
6. In Hinduism, who are seen as the first man and first woman?
[ ] Kardam and Prasuti
[ ] Rama and Sita
[x] Manu and Shatrupa
[ ] Adam and Eve
Manu and Shatrupa are considered to be the first man and woman
7. Yama is seen as the god who decides who goes to Hell. However, what is Hell called in Hinduism?
[ ] Hades
[ ] Jehannam
[ ] Tartarus
[x] Naraka
Naraka is the term which is used in the Hindu shashtras to define Hell
8. Which Hindu god is often seen carrying thunderbolts and riding on the back of a white elephant?
[ ] Hanuman
[x] Indra
[ ] Durga
[ ] Shiva
Indra is also known as the King of Gods and the white elephant he rides on is called Airavat
9. Which of the following is not a demon or a race of demons?
[ ] Rakshasas
[x] Ushas
[ ] Mahisha
[ ] Asuras
Apart from Ushas, who is the goddess of the dawn, all the other options are considered to be demonic
10. In Hindu myth, many of the goddesses are seen as aspects of which 'great goddess'?
[x] Parvati
[ ] Durga
[ ] Mahadevi
[ ] Sita
Parvati, the second consort of Lord Shiva, is considered to be the perpetual source of energy