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Which among the following is correct about the famous Dashavatara temple?

  1. It is known as the earliest example of Panchayatana style of temple.
  2. Dashavatara temple is located at Deogarh.
  3. The temple is east-facing, which is less common.

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  1. None of these

  2. Only 1&2

  3. Only 1&3

  4. Only 2&3


Solution

The correct option is B

Only 1&2


Dashavatara temple- Deogarh The Dashavatara Temple or Vishnu Temple also called Gupta temple at Deogarh. It was built in the Gupta Period (320 to c. 600 AD). Archaeologists have inferred that it is the earliest known Panchayatana temple in North India. The Dashavatara temple at Deogarh (in Lalitpur District, Uttar Pradesh) is in the panchayatana style of architecture where the main shrine is built on a rectangular plinth with four smaller subsidiary shrines at the four corners (making it a total number of five shrines, hence the name, panchayatana). A hindu temple is a Panchayatana one when the main shrine is surrounded by four subsidiary shrines. The temple is west-facing, which is less common, as most temples are

east-or north-facing.

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