SEQC Margao Monthly - October 2016

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SEQC Margao MonthlyHarsh HegdeOctober 30, 2016

Round 1 : Diwali SpecialWritten6 Questions5 Points Each+10 Bonus for getting allBased on Diwali

1.As per Hindu legend, Between 1428 and 1460, a Pandya king Harikesari Parakkirama Pandian wanted to construct a temple for Hindu god X so and went to Y to bring Z. While returning to his palace with the prized X, he rested under the grove of a vilva tree, the favourite tree of X. When a cow carrying the Z refused to move from the point, the king realised that the wishes of X were different from his own, and he placed the Z in the place where the cow halted. The place where the XZ brought from Y" was installed came to be known as XY?

1.As per Hindu legend, Between 1428 and 1460, a Pandya king Harikesari Parakkirama Pandian wanted to construct a temple for Hindu god X so and went to Y to bring Z. While returning to his palace with the prized X, he rested under the grove of a vilva tree, the favourite tree of X. When a cow carrying the Z refused to move from the point, the king realised that the wishes of X were different from his own, and he placed the Z in the place where the cow halted. The place where the XZ brought from Y" was installed came to be known as XY?

2.Deskin the XNow remove the flesh with a scrapper and keep aside in a bowlApply 1/2 teaspoon salt to itTake a motor and a pestleCrush the X ( the hard centre/ seed ) one by one and keep asideApply another 1/2 teaspoon salt to itIn a pan add 1/2 teaspoon oilAdd the asafoetida , green chillies, pepper corns and coconutRoast this till the coconut browns well on a slow flameOnce roasted well , set it aside to cool a bitIn another 1/2 teaspoon oil , temper the mustardNow in a grinder/ mixie , grind the roasted coconut mixture + tempered mustard + X flesh + Jaggery + another 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a thick paste with minimal waterIn the same pan, add this chutney and the crushed XLet it cook together on a slow flameThe moisture will dry furtherAdjust sweetness by adding more Jaggery if requiredAdjust salt

GIVE Me the Goan/Konkani Name of this dish

3.The X Festival in Nepal is held annually in October and Hindus in the country celebrate it much like they would Diwali, the Festival of Lights during which animals are celebrated and worshipped. That means dogs and cows are covered in garlands and colourful dyes. The five-day festival takes place during the fall and the second day is known at Kukar X , which is when dogs are pampered and celebrated in Nepal. Police dogs have competitions and other ceremonies to honour their service.

"The first day is dedicated to worshipping of the crow, considered the messenger of death or Yamaraj by Hindus. The dog is worshipped as the representation of the Hindu god Bhairav on the second day. The third day is dedicated to the cow, considered the representation of the goddess of wealth, Laxmi. The bull is worshipped as the representation of the earth on the fourth day,. X is also the name of a place where many people in and around Delhi will be mortified of going to?

4.In the Battle of Kurukshetra, Bhagadatta fought on the side of the Kauravas. He was very well known for his skill on his elephant. On the 12th day of the war, he was involved in a fierce battle with Arjuna on his World Elephant Supratika, who was being attacked by Bhima. During the course of this battle, Bhagadatta fired an irresistible weapon called Vaishnavastra on Arjuna. But, Arjuna was saved from death by the timely intervention of Krishna. Krishna let himself to be cushion for that potent weapon, which turned into a garland and fell on Krishna. The Vaishnavastra was only known to Lord Krishna, X, Bhagadatta, Pradyumna and Parashurama during the Mahabharata age. In the Ramayana age the Vaishnavastra was known only to Lord Rama and Indrajit. Finally, Bhagadatta was beheaded by a lethal arrow shot by Arjuna.Who is Bhagadattas father?

5.Sharabha(Sanskrit:) orSarabhais a part-lion and part-bird beast inHindu mythology, who, according toSanskrit literature, is eight-legged and more powerful than a lion or an elephant, possessing the ability to clear a valley in one jump. In later literature, Sharabha is described as an eight-legged deer. Shaivascriptures narrate that godShivaassumed theAvatar(incarnation) of Sharabha to pacifyNarasimha- the fierce man-lion avatar ofVishnuworshipped byVaishnavasect. This form is popularly known asSharabeshwara("Lord Sharabha") orSharabeshwaramurti.The Vaishnavas refute the portrayal of Narasimha as being destroyed by Shiva-Sharabha and regard Sharabha as a name of Vishnu. Another tale narrates that Vishnu assumed the form of the ferociousGandaberundabird-animal to combat Sharabha. InBuddihsm, Sharabha appears inJataka Talesas a previous birth ofthe Buddha.Why have I put this Q today?

6.In Kerala, especially in Fort Kochi, a city in Ernakulam District, it is known as X. Hindu Vaishyas (Konkani-speaking linguistic minority of Kerala), who had skulked out from Goa during the Portuguese regime, dwelt in Kerala. During the Hindu lunar month of 'Kartika', the people use to X, colloquially known in Konkani dialect "Panjire.It is a gesture to invite the spirits of their ancestors moving around to come back home and be with them during the festival time;

Answers

1.As per Hindu legend, Between 1428 and 1460, a Pandya king Harikesari Parakkirama Pandian wanted to construct a temple for Hindu god X so and went to Y to bring Z. While returning to his palace with the prized X, he rested under the grove of a vilva tree, the favourite tree of X. When a cow carrying the Z refused to move from the point, the king realised that the wishes of X were different from his own, and he placed the Z in the place where the cow halted. The place where the XZ brought from Y" was installed came to be known as XY?Sivakasi

2.Deskin the XNow remove the flesh with a scrapper and keep aside in a bowlApply 1/2 teaspoon salt to itTake a motor and a pestleCrush the X ( the hard centre/ seed ) one by one and keep asideApply another 1/2 teaspoon salt to itIn a pan add 1/2 teaspoon oilAdd the aesofotida , green chillies, pepper corns and coconutRoast this till the coconut browns well on a slow flameOnce roasted well , set it aside to cool a bitIn another 1/2 teaspoon oil , temper the mustardNow in a grinder/ mixie , grind the roasted coconut mixture + tempered mustard + X flesh + Jaggery + another 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a thick paste with minimal waterIn the same pan, add this chutney and the crushed XLet it cook together on a slow flameThe moisture will dry furtherAdjust sweetness by adding more Jaggery if requiredAdjust salt

GIVE Me the Goan/Konkani Name of this dish

Ambadyachi/Hog Plum Karam

3.The X Festival in Nepal is held annually in October and Hindus in the country celebrate it much like they would Diwali, the Festival of Lights during which animals are celebrated and worshipped. That means dogs and cows are covered in garlands and colorful dyes. The five-day festival takes place during the fall and the second day is known at Kukar X , which is when dogs are pampered and celebrated in Nepal. Police dogs have competitions and other ceremonies to honor their service.

"The first day is dedicated to worshipping of the crow, considered the messenger of death or Yamaraj by Hindus. The dog is worshipped as the representation of the Hindu god Bhairav on the second day. The third day is dedicated to the cow, considered the representation of the goddess of wealth, Laxmi. The bull is worshipped as the representation of the earth on the fourth day,. X is also the name of a place where many people in and around Delhi will be mortified of going to?

4.In the Battle of Kurukshetra, Bhagadatta fought on the side of the Kauravas. He was very well known for his skill on his elephant. On the 12th day of the war, he was involved in a fierce battle with Arjuna on his World Elephant Supratika, who was being attacked by Bhima. During the course of this battle, Bhagadatta fired an irresistible weapon called Vaishnavastra on Arjuna. But, Arjuna was saved from death by the timely intervention of Krishna. Krishna let himself to be cushion for that potent weapon, which turned into a garland and fell on Krishna. The Vaishnavastra was only known to Lord Krishna, X, Bhagadatta, Pradyumna and Parashurama during the Mahabharata age. In the Ramayana age the Vaishnavastra was known only to Lord Rama and Indrajit. Finally, Bhagadatta was beheaded by a lethal arrow shot by Arjuna.Who is Bhagadattas father?

5.Sharabha(Sanskrit:) orSarabhais a part-lion and part-bird beast inHindu mythology, who, according toSanskrit literature, is eight-legged and more powerful than a lion or an elephant, possessing the ability to clear a valley in one jump. In later literature, Sharabha is described as an eight-legged deer. Shaivascriptures narrate that godShivaassumed theAvatar(incarnation) of Sharabha to pacifyNarasimha- the fierce man-lion avatar ofVishnuworshipped byVaishnavasect. This form is popularly known asSharabeshwara("Lord Sharabha") orSharabeshwaramurti.The Vaishnavas refute the portrayal of Narasimha as being destroyed by Shiva-Sharabha and regard Sharabha as a name of Vishnu. Another tale narrates that Vishnu assumed the form of the ferociousGandaberundabird-animal to combat Sharabha. InBuddihsm, Sharabha appears inJataka Talesas a previous birth ofthe Buddha.Why have I put this Q today?

6.In Kerala, especially in Fort Kochi, a city in Ernakulam District, it is known as X. Hindu Vaishyas (Konkani-speaking linguistic minority of Kerala), who had skulked out from Goa during the Portuguese regime, dwelt in Kerala. During the Hindu lunar month of 'Kartika', the people use to X, colloquially known in Konkani dialect "Panjire.It is a gesture to invite the spirits of their ancestors m