GK Quiz on Krishna Janmashtami

Take this General Knowledge Quiz on Krishna Janmashtami here. It is a festival observed on August 30, 2021 in North India. Take a look at the questions below.
Created On: Aug 27, 2021 16:49 IST
Modified On: Sep 7, 2021 12:35 IST
GK Quiz Janmashtami
GK Quiz Janmashtami

Janmashtmi is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna. He was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, as per the mythology born to kill Kansa, the demon ruler on the Earth. Answer the following questions related to this festival below.  

  1. Who was the actual mother of Lord Krishna as per Hindu Mythology?
  1. Yashoda
  2. Devki
  3. Rukmani
  4. Satyabhama

Ans. b

Explanation: Krishna was actually the son of Devki and Vasudev but he was taken care of by Yashoda. 

  1. How was the demon ruler Kansa related to Lord Krishna?
  1. He was the father of Krishna 
  2. He was the maternal uncle of Krishna 
  3. He was the brother of Krishna 
  4. None of the above 

Ans. b

Explanation: Kansa, the ruler of Mathura, was the maternal uncle of Lord Krishna and was killed by him. 

  1. Who among the following was not the wife of Lord Krishna 
  1. Radha 
  2. Rukmini
  3. Satyabhama 
  4. Jambavati

Ans. a

Explanation: Krishna never married Radha. However the other three options were his wives. 

  1. Which wife of Krishna was considered to be the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi?
  1. Rukmini
  2. Radha 
  3. Jambavati
  4. Bhadra

Ans. a

Explanation: Krishna had eight wives namely: Rukmini, Satyabhama, Jambavati, Nagnajiti, Kalindi, Mitravinda, Bhadra, and Lakshmana. Rukmini was said to be the earthly incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi.

  1. Whose incarnation is said to be Kalindi, the wife of Krishna?
  1. Ganga 
  2. Yamuna 
  3. Saraswati
  4. Krishna 

Ans. b

Explanation: Kalindi is the personified Yamuna (daughter of Sun God). 

  1. Who was the childhood friend of Krishna, who was a poor brahmin?
  1. Yudhisthir
  2. Balaram
  3. Sudama 
  4. Nanda

Ans. c

Explanation: Sudama, the poor Brahmin was the childhood friend of Lord Krishna who met him in Gurukul. 

  1. What is the Kingdom of Lord Krishna called?
  1. Vrindavan
  2. Mathura 
  3. Dwarka 
  4. Hastinapur

Ans. c

Explanation: Lord Krishna was the ruler of Dwarka. It is now submerged under water in Gujarat. 

  1. What was the prophecy due to which Krishna was separated from his parents as per the mythology?

i) The only son of Kansa’s sister Yashoda would be his killer

ii) The eighth son of Devki, Kansa’s sister will kill him

iii) The only son of Kansa’s sister Devki will be his killer

  1. Only i
  2. Only ii
  3. Both ii and iii 
  4. None of the above 
  5. Ans. b

Explanation: As per the prophecy, Devki’s eighth son, Krishna would be the killer of the demon king Kansa. 

  1. Whose side did Krishna fight from in the Mahabharata?
  1. Kauravas
  2. Pandavas
  3. He did not fight
  4. He fought independently

Ans. c

Explanation: Krishna did not fight from any side in the Mahabharata but was the chauffeur of Arjuna. 

  1. Who was the only person to watch Mahabharata?
  1. Vidur
  2. Yashoda
  3. Sanjay
  4. Gandhari

Ans. c

Explanation: No one else but Sanjay watched the Mahabharata and commented on it Live to Dhritarashtra. 

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