Consider the following pairs
1. Besnagar : shrine
2. Bhaja : Buddhist cave
3. Sittanavasal: Jain cave shrine
How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?
a. Only one
b. Only two
c. All three
The correct answer is (c).
All three pairs are correctly matched.
- Besnagar is a town in the Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is known for the Heliodorus pillar, a stone pillar with an inscription in Brahmi script that dates to the 2nd century BCE. The pillar was erected by Heliodorus, an ambassador from the Indo-Greek kingdom of Taxila, who converted to Hinduism.
- Bhaja is a village in the Pune district of Maharashtra, India. It is known for the Bhaja Caves, a group of 22 rock-cut caves that date to the 2nd century BCE. The caves are Buddhist monasteries and temples, and they contain some of the earliest examples of Buddhist art in India.
- Sittanavasal is a village in the Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu, India. It is known for the Sittanavasal Caves, a group of 11 rock-cut caves that date to the 2nd century CE. The caves are Jain monasteries and temples, and they contain some of the earliest examples of Jain art in India.