Which two Historical icons of India does the festival celebrate the return of?
A Krishna and Rukhmani
B King Krishnadeva Raya
C Lord Ram and Sita
D Raja Raja Chola
Correct Answer is C Lord Ram and Sita
What other religious groups celebrate Diwali in India, apart from Hindus?
A Parsis and Bahais
B Jains and Sikhs
C Taoists and Shamans
D Buddhists and Jains
Correct Answer is Jains and Sikhs
What do the Sikhs commonly call Diwali?
B Bandi Chhor Divas
C Hola Mohalla
Correct Answer is B Bandi Chhor Divas
“Thalai Deepavali” is a unique Diwali custom of which Indian state?
D Tamil Nadu
Correct Answer is D Tamil Nadu
For how many days Diwali is celebrated according to the lunar Hindu calendar?
Correct Answer is D Five Days
What is the first day of the Diwali season called?
C Laxmi Puja
D Naraka Chaturdashi
Correct Answer is A Dhanteras
In which country is Diwali celebrated and referred to as ‘Tihar’ or ‘Swanti’?
C Sri Lanka
Correct Answer is B Nepal
Which town in Tamil Nadu has recently employed, Firecracker consultants from China?
Correct Answer is C Sivakasi
What event from Ramayana does Diwali symbolize?
A The birth of Lord Ram
B The return of Ram & Sita to Ayodhya after 14 years
C The killing of Ravan by Ram
D The breaking of the bow by Lord Ram
Correct Answer is B The return of Ram & Sita to Ayodhya after 14 years
Jains celebrate Diwali because
A Lord Mahaveer was born
B Lord Mahaveer attained to nirvana
C Jain New Year starts
D Jain pilgrimage begins on this day
Correct Answer is B Lord Mahaveer Attained to Nirvana
Diwali is observed in which month according to the Hindu calendar?
Correct Answer is D Kartika
Which day of Diwali, commemorating Krishna’s defeat of Indra is called Goverdhan Puja, Balipratipada, or Annakut?
Correct Answer is D Fourth
South Indians celebrate Diwali in honour of lord Krishana’s win over which Demon King
Correct Answer is B Narakasura
Diwali always occurs on:
A Full moon night
B New Moon
C First quarter of the moon
D Crescent moon
Correct Answer is B New Moon
Which popular Indian Monument’s foundation stone was laid on the day of Diwali?
A Red Fort
B Amber Fort
C Golden Temple
D Taj Mahal
Correct Answer is C Golden Temple
In which among the following Indian States Diwali is celebrated as Kali Puja?
A Uttar Pradesh
C West Bengal
Correct Answer is C West Bengal
Diwali commemorates the spiritual enlightenment of which two famous saints
A Buddha and Jesus
B Guru Nanak and Prophet
C Vardhman Mahavir and Swami Dayananda Saraswati
D Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Shri Ramakrishna Paramahansa
Correct Answer is C Vardhman Mahavir and Dayananda Saraswati
Who was the first US President to host a Diwali party at the White House?
A Bill Clinton
B Donald Trump
C Joe Biden
D Barack Obama
Correct Answer is D Barack Obama
Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped during Diwali However in Eastern and North-Eastern India, which goddess is worshiped?
A Goddess Durga
B Goddess Saraswati
C Goddess Kali
D Goddess Parvati
Correct Answer is C Goddess Kali
What type of oil is traditionally used in oil lamps lit during Deepavali?
A Vgetable Oil
B Mustard Oil
C Olive Oil
D Palm Oil
Correct Answer is B Mustard Oil
Which empire was Lord Rama the ruler of?
Correct Answer is C Ayodhya
Diwali is celebrated as ……… in Malaysia
A Hari Diwali
B Bhai Phota
C Bhai Teeka
D None of these
Correct Answer is A Hari Diwali
For what reason Diwali is celebrated among Sikhs?
A For Ram’s victory over Ravana
B Release of Guru Hargobind
C Defeat of Narakasura by Shri Krishna
D None of the above
Correct Answer is B Release of Guru Hargobind
Which god is worshipped along with Goddess Lakshmi on Diwali?
Correct Answer is D Ganesha
Diwali celebrates which victory?
A Mind over matter
B Chaos over order
C Good over Evil
D Nature over technology
Correct Answer is C Good over Evil
Which country has an official Diwali holiday?
C Trinidad and Tobango
Correct Answer is C Trinidad and Tobango
The largest Diwali celebration outside of India takes place in which British city?
Correct Answer is B Leicester
Sita is the symbol of sacrifice and love. Who is Sita, an avatar of?
A Goddess Santoshi
B Goddess Lakshmi
C Goddess Durga
D Goddess Parvati
Correct Answer is B Goddess Lakshmi
On the occasion of Diwali, a type of body art was practiced by women. What type of body art was it?
A Body Painting
Correct Answer is D Henna