Nov. 21, 2022

Prelims Question

Consider the following statements–

1. Most of the Gupta rulers were Shaivites.

2. Construction of temples started in the Gupta period and small sacntum sactorum were built for the deities.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are true?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) both 1 and 2

(d) neither 1 nor 2


Explanation- Most of the Gupta rulers were Vaishnavas. During this period, the rulers gave huge grants for the construction of temples and sanctum sanctorum were built for the idols of deities.