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138251. King Bali was the grandson of an ardent devotee of Vishnu. Who was his grandfather?

Answer: Prahlada.

138252. What was the capital of Kartaviryarjuna?

Answer: Mahishmati.

138253. Who were the physicians to the devas?

Answer: Ashwini twins.

138254. How many heads does Brahma have?

Answer: Four (To indicate that he could see in all the four directions).

138255. Vajranabha is a weapon used by Vishnu. It is however better known by another name. What is that name?

Answer: Sudarshana-Chakra.

138256. Amba, one of the daughters of the king of Kashi vowed to take revenge on Bhishma because she blamed him for her sorry plight. After receiving a boon from Shiva, she was reborn and in that birth was instrumental in killing Bhishma. Who was she reborn as?

Answer: Shikhandi.

138257. Where does the marriage of Arjuna and Subhadra take place?

Answer: Dwaraka.

138258. What was the vehicle of Kama?

Answer: Parrot.

138259. What are the four yugas, according to Indian Mythology?

Answer: a) Krita yuga. b) Treta yuga. c) Dwapara yuga. d) Kali yuga.

138260. Where did Krishna teach the Gita to Arjuna?

Answer: On the battlefield of Kurukshetra.

138261. Where did Krishna shift his people from Mathura?

Answer: Dwaraka.

138262. Who was Purochana?

Answer: A minister of Duryodhana who built the shellac palace at Varanavata.

138263. How many Puranas are there?

Answer: Though there are a number of puranas, according to tradition, only 18 puranas are recognised.

138264. What is the meaning of Pundarikaksha?

Answer: Lotus eyed.

138265. Who were the two wives of Pandu?

Answer: Kunti and Madri.

138266. Identify the child who was blessed in the following manner by the devas: - Vishnu - "May you live your life as the greatest devotee              of god" Indra - "No weapon of any kind will wound or hit your            body" Agni - "Fire will never affect you."

Answer: Hanuman.

138267. Who drove the chariot in which Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita left for the forest after Rama was banished?

Answer: Sumantra.

138268. In what disguise did Shiva appear before Parvati while she was performing penance?

Answer: In the disguise of a hermit.

138269. Where did Krishna say, "I will be born again and again when there is decline of Dharma"?

Answer: Kurukshetra.

138270. What kind of sacrifice was Vishwajit?

Answer: At a Vishwajit sacrifice one has to give away everything he possesses.

138271. What was the name of Mandodari's father?

Answer: She was the daughter of Maya.

138272. Why did Drona want to humiliate Drupada?

Answer: Because when Drona had sought Drupada's help, he had been humiliated.

138273. Why did Dushyanta forget Shakuntala?

Answer: When Sage Durvasa visited Kanva's ashram, Shakuntala was lost in the thoughts of Dushyanta. He cursed her, "May he forget you, in whose memory you are now lost." (It must be noted however that the original version in the Mahabharata does not mention this. This version is found in Abhijnana Shakuntalam by Kalidasa.)

138274. On the bank of which river is Panchavati?

Answer: Godavari.

138275. Why was Jarasandha angry at Krishna?

Answer: Because Krishna had killed the husbands of his two daughters.

138276. What was the name of Kamsa's father?

Answer: Ugrasena.

138277. Who were the three warriors in the Kaurava army who planned an attack on the sleeping Pandavas?

Answer: Ashwatthama, Kripacharya and Kritavarma.

138278. Before the battle of Kurukshetra Krishna promised his help to both the Kauravas and the Pandavas. How did he manage to keep his promise?

Answer: To the Kauravas he promised the help of his entire army. To the Pandavas, his personal help (without his taking up any weapons).

138279. Why did Kacha go to Shukracharya's place?

Answer: To know the secret of immortality.

138280. How was Kripacharya related to Ashwatthama?

Answer: His maternal uncle.

138281. Who first conveyed the news of Dasharatha's death to Rama?

Answer: Bharata.

138282. With whom does Nala play the game of dice?

Answer: Pushkara, his cousin. (His brother according to some versions.)

138283. What was the name of the mountain that was used to churn the Ocean of Milk?

Answer: Mandara.
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