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Special Quiz - 7 Years

(NOTE: This quiz is now over. See below for quiz answers and winners)
Its yet another milestone week at Raga Surabhi and here we are with yet another special quiz!!

Special Quiz 7 years: Winners

A note to participants from Raga Surabhi:
Dear Rasikas,
We are delighted to announce the results for our special quiz - 'Fun with Raga Names'! We are quite sure you had real fun solving this quiz! Thanks for your overwhelming participation, this quiz has now topped our series of special quizzes with the highest number of participants and perfect scorers :)
Before we go to the results, our hearty congratulations to all participants and winners!! And of course, special mention needs to be made of those rasikas who came up with some nice alternative answers.

» Perfect scorers: All 25 Correct: Lalitha S, Saranya G, Meera S, Ashwin S V, Bhuvaneswari R, Srinivasan P A, Pavithra S, Venkataraman N, Nagarajan Iyer, Vinatha R, Sattanathan S, Lakshmi Narasimhan R, Jayaram, Kala K, Vasuki, Deepa R, Sujatha S, Kavya S M, Janardan S, Meera L N, Neel Shankar, Vyass R, Savitha S
» Just missed: 24 Correct: Prashanti S, Suddarsun S, Prabha R, Anjna G, Darsana, Hareesh P, Sree Lakshmi, Vatsala S, Anuradha S, Vijay Kannan
» Missed a few: 21 - 23 Correct: Sowdhamini J, Rajashree A, Raveendranathan R M, Kausalya S, Muthukumar K, Arun C, R M Namagiri, Madhulika M, Nitin G, Radhika V, Ganesh Iyer, Lalitha K, Durai S, Nirmala, Meera P, Vaishnavey R, Nirmala H K
» Other creditable performances: Viji G, Vaishnavi R, Chaya R, Sriram S, Kalyanaraman R, Sanjana, Yashica P, Nithyashree J Scroll down below to end of this page for quiz answers (Click here for Special Quiz 7 years answers)


Dear Rasikas,

We are happy to welcome you to this edition of special quiz - 'Fun with Raga Names'. This quiz is strictly not a quiz but a kind of fun game based on Carnatic ragas. We are sure this would prove to be a wholesome entertainment and you will absolutely love it!

You are provided with approximate translations of Carnatic raga names. Can you figure out the actual name of the raga from these descriptions?? Some translations sound good, some are a bit funny and a few really hilarious!!

You just have to start thinking in all possible languages, Sanskrit, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu etc. Also think inside, outside, beyond and around the box to get the right answers :)

To get you started, see few example questions and their answers below:

Question - Ornaments of Shiva
Answer - Shankarabaranam

Question - Melody of Swan?
Answer - Hamsanadam!

Got it??? :))

Rules of the game

Please mail your answers to quiz@ragasurabhi.com on or before 8th September 2016. Results will be published on 10th September 2016. ALL THE BEST!

Special Quiz 7 years - Fun with Raga Names: Questions

Question 1: Emperor’s court
Question 2: Stone nail
Question 3: Goddess of Art
Question 4: Country
Question 5: A favourite beverage
Question 6: Fully rolled
Question 7: Heroine
Question 8: Downpour of nectar
Question 9: Coloured beads
Question 10: Wedding spring
Question 11: Flame of moon
Question 12: Dear to Rama
Question 13: Pleasing to the ears
Question 14: Serpent notes
Question 15: One with a beautiful hair
Question 16: A carnatic fan’s delight
Question 17: Many roots
Question 18: Pure wealth seek alms
Question 19: Strange yet so melodious
Question 20: As beautiful as the full moon
Question 21: Hill Hanuman
Question 22: One with a decorated nose
Question 23: Melody and name in action
Question 24: Lion with Lord of Devas in between
Question 25: Olympic Silver with 3.14 Sun

Please mail your answers to quiz@ragasurabhi.com on or before 8th September 2016. (This quiz is over) Results will be published on 10th September 2016. ALL THE BEST!


Special Quiz 7 years Answers

Click here to view answers (Spoiler alert: All answers are shown at once)