SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-5

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    Which of the following statements correctly describes the difference between a chaitya and a stupa?

    A)  Chaitya is a religious term, while stupa is an architectural term for a mound containing a relic of the Buddha and later one of leading Buddhist saints

    B)  Chaitya is a place of prayer/worship, while stupa is a funeral monument

    C)  Chaitya were constructed by the monasteries white stupas were constructed by the king and the rich merchants

    D)  Chaityas represent Mahayanism while stupas represent Hinayanism

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    [a] A chaitya is a Buddhist shrine including a stupa. In modem texts on Indian architecture, the term chaitya-griha is often used to denote an assembly or prayer hall that houses a stupa.

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