UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2014

  • question_answer
    With reference to the cultural history of India, Hie term Tanchayatan' refers to

    A)  an assembly of village elders.

    B)  a religious sect.

    C)  a style of temple construction.    

    D)  an administrative functionary.

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Exp. [c] Panchayatan is a style of temple construction. A Panchayaten temple has four subordinate shrines on four corners and the main shrine is in the centre of the podium, which comprises their base. Examples of Panchayatan temples are Kandariya Mahadeva temple in Khajuraho, Brahmeshwara temple in Bhubaneshwar and Pashavatara temple in Deogarh.

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