Canto 06, Chapter 04: The Hamsa-guhya Prayers Offered to the Lord by Prajapati Daksha – Quiz

01. After performing austerities under water, the Pracetas saw the entire surface of the world covered by trees. On seeing this ________.
a)    They were extremely pleased
b)    They generated wind and fire from their mouths and began to burn down the trees to ashes
c)    They began to nourish them
d)    They started to cut them down
      
02. Soma, the king of trees, on seeing the actions of the Pracetas ________.
a)    Cursed the Pracetas to be trees
b)    Called for Indra, Lord of the rain to shower water
c)    Felt great sympathy as he is the maintainer of all herbs and trees
d)    Called out for Lord Vishnu
      
03. Soma pacified the Pracetas by telling ________.
a)    Unnecessary anger is contrary to their duty and therefore they are supposed to control anger
b)    The trees are also subjects of the king and have to be given protection
c)    Everybody including trees should be considered as a residence of the Lord and hence be protected
d)    All the above
      
04. All the Pracetas got married to Marisa, who was raised by the trees as their daughter and from her, Pracetas begot _______.
a)    Pramloca
b)    Daksa
c)    Indra
d)    Soma
      
05. ________offered the Hamsa Guhya prayers at Aghamarsana and satisfied Lord Hari.
a)    Daksha
b)    Svayambhu Manu
c)    Pracetas
d)    Marisa
      
06. In the Hamsa Guhya prayers it is said that the Supreme Personality of Godhead is revealed only ________.
a)    When the consciousness is completely purified and the mind is no more agitated by material desires
b)    When one’s material vision and the memories of the mind are vanquished
c)    One comes to the platform of trance
d)    All the above
      
07. By hearing the prayers from Prajapati Daksa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead was extremely pleased and when he appeared before Daksa, ________.
a)    Initially Daksa became somewhat afraid
b)    Daksa became very pleased and he fell to the ground like a stick to offer his respects to the Lord
c)    Because of highly elevated happiness, Daksa could not say anything but simply remained flat on the ground
d)    All the above
      
08. The Supreme Lord blessed Prajapati Daksa by ________.
a)    Giving him long life
b)    Giving him unlimited wealth
c)    Giving him Asikini as his wife and be able to beget hundreds of children in her womb to increase the population as a service to the Lord
d)    Sending him to Vaikunta immediately
 
 
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Answer: b c d b a d d c