Take a Quiz on Hindu Festivals

Test your knowledge about Hindu festivals.

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1. Panchang is another name for a Hindu Calendar? Yes/No


2. A Hindu calendar usually has 12 months but every few years it ends up having 13 months? Yes/No


3. Hindus in Bali, Indonesia use a Saka calendar for determining when to celebrate their Hindu festivals? Yes/No


4. Deepavali or Diwali means a row of lighted lamps? Yes/No


5. Durga Puja and Navratri festivals are dedicated to worship God in multiple female forms? Yes/No


6. Krishna killed demon Kansa on Krishna Janamashtami day? Yes/No


7. During Ganesha chaturathi festivals, clay idols of Ganesha are immersed in the sea to dissolve them? Yes/No


8. Makar sankranti and Pongal are the same festival? Yes/No


9. Hari Raya Saraswati festival of Bali, Indonesia is same festival as?


10. Thaipusum is a Hindu festival celebrated in Thailand and coincides with Deepavali? Yes/No


11. Holi is a common name of all holy festivals of Hindus? Yes/No


12. Shiva Ratri is a night of introspection and meditation for Hindus everywhere? Yes/No


13. Ram Navami is celebrated nine days after Lord Rama’s birthday? Yes/No


14. Which of the following festivals start a Hindu new year? You can tick multiple answers.


15. It is auspicious to see Kani as the first thing on Vishu day? Yes/No.


16. Bihu and Vishu are two different names for the same festival? Yes/No


17. Rongali Bihu coincides with Poi-Sangken festival in Thailand and other regions of East and South-East Asia? Yes/No


18. Which Hindu organization started Rath Yatra in western countries?


19. Guru Purnima is celebrated to pay respects to your Guru? Yes/No


20. Which of the following statements are true? Tick the correct answers.


21. Galungan is a Thai buddhist holiday? Yes/No


22. Odolan is the start of the Balinese new year? Yes/No


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