UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2014

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    With reference to the Indian history of art and culture, consider the following pairs.
    Famous work of sculpture site
    1. A grand image of Buddha?s Mahaparinirvana with numerous celestial musicians above and the sorrowful figures of his followers below. Ajanta
    2. A huge image of varaha avatar of Vishnu, as he rescues goddess earth from the deep and chaotic waters, sculpted on rock Mount Abu
    3. ?Arjuna?s Penance?/Descent of Ganga Sculpted on the surface of huge boulders Mahabalipuram
    Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

    A)  1 and 2               

    B)    Only 3

    C)  1 and 3               

    D)      All of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Exp. [c] Ajanta caves, the rock-cut caves that have been excavated in a panoramic horse shoe-shaped bend of rock. These caves comprise Chaitya halls or shrines, vihar as or monasteries. The cave number 26 has the grand image of Buddha's Mahaparinirvana be his ultimate release from cycle of rebirth. There are numerous temples to the Varaha Avatar of local Vishnu.

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