QUIZ ON 100 GREAT INDIAN WOMEN PART-2! (Post No.5594)

Written by London Swaminathan
swami_48@yahoo.com
Date: 26 October 2018

Time uploaded in London – 12-24

(British Summer Time)

Post No. 5593

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UP TO QUESTION.20 GIVEN IN PART 1

HERE IS PART 2

CAN YOU NAME THESE FAMOUS WOMEN IN INDIAN HISTORY WHO ARE PART OF OUR HISTORY BOOKS,SCRIPTURES, DRAMAS OR INSCRIPTIONS?

21.LEGENDARY QUEEN OF GREAT KING UDAYANA OF SIXTH CENTURY BCE, CONTEMPORARY OF BUDDHA

22.KING HARSHAVARDHANA’S SISTER, WHO HARSHA RESCUED FROM FOREST

23.ONE OF LEGENDARY LOVERS- POET KAMBAN’S SON AMBIKAPATHY’S LADYLOVE

24.WOMAN WHO INSPIRED VEERA SHIVAJI BY TELLING HIM HEROIC HINDU TALES

25.FIRST WAR CORRESPONDENT OF INDIA WHO ACCOMPANIED HER HUSBAND AND WROTE MATHURA VIJAYAM- LIVE COMMENTARY ON DESTRUCTION OF MUSLIM RULE IN MADURAI.

26.GREAT WOMAN FROM KANDAHAR IN AFGHANISTAN WHO BLINDFOLDED HERSELF BECAUSE HER HUSBAND WAS BLIND

  1. A VEDIC WOMAN WHO BOLDLY SENT HER SON TO VEDIC SCHOOL AND INFORMED HIM ‘I DON’T KNOW YOUR FATHER’. TELL MY NAME TO THE TEACHER.
  1. MOTHER OF GRAMMARIAN AND HE WAS THE AUTHOR OF AMAZING WORLD’S FIRST GRAMMAR BOOK

29.WHEN ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS CALLED GOD AS ‘HE’, HINDUS GAVE GREAT RESPECT TO WOMEN AND CALLED THIS WOMAN ‘ MOTHER OF GODS’, PERSONIFICATION OF INFINITY,SUSTAINER OF ALL THINGS, ‘UNBOUND, LIMITLESS POWER’.

30.THIS WOMAN FROM EAST COAST OF INDIA SPREAD HER NAME TO SOUTH EAST ASIA; GREAT DEVOTEE OF LORD SHIVA; SHE BECAME A SKELETON AND WAS CALLED ‘MADAM GHOST’

31.MOTHER OF GAUTAMA BUDDHA, WIFE OF SUDDHODANA

32.THIS WOMAN WAS VIBBISHANA’S DAUGHTER AND GAVE POSITIVE THOUGHTS TO SITA DEVI WHENEVER SHE BECAME SUICIDAL.

33.GREAT MALWA QUEEN WHO LED ARMIES WHEN HER HUSBAND KAHNDERAO HOLKAR WAS KILLED IN A BATTLE

34.’JHANSI KI RANI’ WHO FOUGHT AGAINST THE BRITISH; HEROINE OF 1857  FIRTST WAR OF INDIAN INDEPENDENCE; WAR AGAINST THE BRITISH

35.GREAT QUEEN OF KITTOOR IN KARNATAKA WHO FOUGHT AGAINST THE BRITISH

36.A GREAT DEVOTEE OF SHIVA AND QUEEN OF PANDYA KING WHO REVIVED SAIVISM IN PANDYA KINGDOM

37.FIRST QUEEN TO FIGHT AGAINST THE BRITISH; RULED IN RAMANATHAPURAM AREA OF TAMIL NADU

38.GREAT PRINCESS WHO INSPIRED THE MIGHTY CHOZA KING RAJARAJA TO BUILD SHIVA TEMPLE IN THANJAVUR; PERSONALLY DONATED TO VARIOUS TEMPLES

39.FAMOUS QUEEN OF MADURAI WHO WAS KNOWN FOR HER BUILDING WORK IN MADURAI.

  1. A WOMAN WHO INSPIRES MILLIONS OF HINDUS EVEN TODAY BY SACRIFICING HERSELF IN FIRE TO SAVE HER HONOUR FROM ALAUDDINN KHILJI, MUSLIM INVADER.

ANSWERS:-

21.VASAVADATTA

22.HARSHA’S SISTER RAJYASHRI

23.AMARAVATHY

24.JEEJABHAI

25.GANGADEVI

26.GANDHARI

27.JABALA (Satyakaman was her son)

28.DAKSHI

29.ADITI

30.PUNITHAVATHY (PEYAAR, KARAIKKAL AMMAIYAAR)

31.MAYADEVI

32.TRIJADA

33.AHALYABHAI

34.RANI LAKSHMIBHAI

35.CHITTOOR RANI CHENNAMMA

36.MANGAYARKARASI

37.RANI VELU NACHIAR

38.KUNTAVAI

39.RANI MANGAMMAL

40.CHITTOOR RANI PADMINI (PADMAVATI)

–subham–

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