Hindu Quiz on Holy Forests

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Dandakaranya

Post No. 733 by London swaminathan

(Vanam, Aranya are the Sanskrit words for Forest/Jungle)
1.What is the name of the forest that was burnt down by Arjuna and Krishna?
2. In which grove Sita was kept under custody by Ravana? Where was it?
3.Brindavan is associated with Lord…………?
4. Where did Suka recite the Puranas (mythology) to his disciples? Where is it?
5. What is the name of the forest that was visited by the famous Tamil saints Appar and Sambandhar ?

6. What are the sections named after forest in the Hindu epics Ramayana and Maha Bharata?
7. In what way Dandakaranya forest is linked to Rama?
8. What is the stage known as in which a family man is supposed to go to forest for penance?
9. What is the Upanishad that contains the word forest?
10. In which Vana (forest) Buddha gave his first sermon?

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Picture of Gangotri

11. What is the name given for the region that consists of forests in ancient Tamil literature?
12. What happened in Tarukavanam?
13.Where is Svetaranyam?
14. What God you can see in Badarivanam?
15. What is the name of the Vedic God in charge of forests?

16. What is the name of Forest Treatises in Vedas?
17. Where is Tapovan?
18. What is the name given to Indra’s garden?

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Naimisaranya

ANSWERS:

1.Kandava Vanam; It was near modern Delhi.
2. Asokavan; it was in Sri Lanka
3.Krishna
4. Naimisaranya; it is in Uttar Pradesh. There is a famous Vaishnavite shrine with the same name.
5.Vedaranayam; once the area was full of woods. Now there is a small town with this name. Appar and Sambandhar did miracles in this place.

6. Ramayana: Aranya Kanda;Maha Bharata: Aranya Parva also known as Vana Parva
7. Dandakaranaya was he forest where Rama met several Rakshasas (demons) such as Kara, Dushana, Surpanaka.
8. Vanaprastha is the third stage in which one went to forest for self introspection and penance
9. Brhat Aranyaka Upanishad (Aranya means forest)
10. Mrga Vana (Deer Park)

Khandava in Flames
Khandava Forests in Flames sculpture

11. Mullai
12. Arrogant ascetics ignored gods. So Shiva and Vishnu went in the disguise of Bikshatana and Mohini and taught them a lesson at Tarukavanam (Vanam means forest)
13. Svetaranyam is Tiru Ven Kadu near Mayiladuthurrai
14. Badarivanam is the abode of Vishnu in the form of Nara Narayaa or Badari Narayana
15.Aranyani

16. Aranyakas
17. Tapovan is a common noun but there is one famous place with that name just above the Gangotri where Ganges originates
18. Indra’s garden is known as Nandanam. That is the name for Temple gardens as well.

Earlier Quiz posted by me:

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dandakaranya
Dandakaranya forest

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