Kid’s Quiz – Thyagaraja & Purandaradasa

This time of the year sees the Aradhana days of both Sri Thyagaraja as well as Sri Purandaradasa. Here is a quiz on these great saint-composers.

1. What does the word ‘Thyagaraja’ mean”
A. King of comforts
B. King of knowledge
C. King of renunciation

2. What did Sri Thyagaraja propagate to the world through his kirtans?
A. Knowledge
B. Devotion [Bhakti]
C. Music Awareness

3. Name the Pancharatna kirtan composed by Sri Thyagaraja in Sanskrit
A. Jagadananda Karaka
B. Dudukugala
C. Sadhinchene

4. Which king invited Sri Thyagaraja for a career at the royal court?
A. King of Vijayanagar
B. King of Thanjavur
C. King of Maharashtra

5. Who came down as Sri Purandaradasa at the advent of Kali Yuga?
A. Lord Brahma
B. Lord Shiva
C. Sage Narada

6. In which other language did Sri Purandaradasa compose his kirtans, apart from Kannada?
A. Sanskrit
B. Hindi
C. Telugu

7. On which Lord did Sri Purandaradasa compose most of his kirtans?
A. Lord Ganesha
B. Lord Shiva
C. Lord Krishna

8. When is the Aradhana of Sri Purandaradasa?
A. Thai Amavasya
B. Thai Poosam
C. Thai Ekadasi

Compiled by Ramya Srinivasan, San Jose CA
Answers:
1-C, 2-B , 3-A, 4-B, 5-C, 6-A, 7-C , 8–A

Click here to take another quiz on these two composers published in our Dec 2011 issue

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