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Consider the following statements
1. At Puhar off Kaveripattanam, a great-festival described vividly by Sangam epics, was held in honour of Lord Indra.
2. The Goddess Kannagi of Sangam Age was the Goddess of Chastity.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below


A
Only 1
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B
Only 2
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C
Both 1 and 2
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D
Neither 1 nor 2
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Solution

The correct option is C Both 1 and 2
 As per the Sangam Epics, the hunters of the hill tracts worshipped Murugan as the God of the hillock. Indra, god of Marudam, was worshipped by the agriculturists. There was a special festival instituted in Puhar in honour of Indra. Gajabahu I of Sri Lanka who was present on the occasion of the installation of a temple to Kannagi the goddess of chastity, by the Chera king Senguttuvan.

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