Kid’s Quiz — Tulasi Trivia

“Tulasi Kalyanam” or “Tulasi Vivah” which commemorates the marriage of Tulasi Devi with the Lord is celebrated on Kaisika Dwadasi (also known as Uttana Dwadasi) in the month of Karthika. This year it fell on Nov 7, 2011. Let’s see how much you know about Tulasi Devi and this auspicious occasion.

1. Tulasi Pooja  is generally celebrated
A. A fortnight after Deepavali
B. A fortnight after Sri Rama Navami
C. A fortnight after Holi

2. The term ‘Tulasi’ connotes
A. The incomparable one
B. The unfathomable one
C. The one who bestows strength

3. The Tulasi Vivah happens on this auspicious day
A. Karthika Dwadasi
B. Margasirsha Ekadassi
C. Shravana Ekadasi

4. Tulasi is considered as an embodiment of
A. Goddess Durga
B. Goddess Saraswathi
C. Goddess Lakshmi

5. Tulasi was married to the Lord who was in the form of a
A. Saligramam
B. Snake
C. Deer

6. According to the Hindu Mythology, Tulasi was born as
A. A woman named Vrinda
B. A deer named Vrinda
C. A boy named Vrinda

7. In Tulasi Vivah, who is Tulasi getting married to?
A. Lord Krishna
B. Lord Shiva
C. Lord Vishnu

8. Tulasi in her previous birth was married to a
A. Demon called Denukasura
B. Demon called Jalandhar
C. Demon called Vritrsura

9. This type of Tulasi has lot of medicinal value
A. Rama Tulasi
B. Shyama Tulasi
C. Vana Tulasi

Compiled by:
Ramya Srinivasan, San Jose, CA

Answers:
1-A, 2-A, 3-A, 4-C, 5-A, 6-A,7-C, 8-B, 9-B

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