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Ancient History :

Thotlakonda Stupa

Recently, the Mahastupa Thotlakonda, reconstructed in 2016 by the state archaeology department, collapsed on during torrential rainfall. Consider the following statements about the Thotlakonda Stupa:

  1. Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex is situated on a hill near Bheemunipatnam in Andhra Pradesh,
  2. The excavations by the Archaeology department established the existence of a Mahayana Buddhist complex in Thotlakonda.

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Chalukyas Of Badami

Recently, graves of Chalukyan rulers have been found in a village near Huligemmanakolla in Pattadakal of Bagalkot district in Karnataka. Consider the following statements about the Chalukyas of Badami:

1. The Chalukya dynasty was established by Kirtivarman I in 543 AD at Vatapi (modern Badami)

2. The most important source of history of the Badami Chalukyas Dynasty is the Aihole inscription of Pulakesin II written by his court poet Ravikirti in Sanskrit language and Kannada script.

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Chaukhandi Stupa

Recently, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) declared the ancient Buddhist site Chaukhandi Stupa as a protected monument of national importance. In which of the following place is it situated?


Dharmarajika Stupa

Consider the following statements:

  1. Dharmarajika Stupa at Sarnath was built by Chandragupta II to commemorate Buddha’s first sermon.
  2. Faahien left detailed accounts of the Dharmarajika Stupa and Ashok’s Lion Pillar.
  3. Humayun sought refuge in Sarnath while he was escaping from the Battle of Chausa.

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Kalinga War

Consider the following statements:

  1. The Kalinga war was fought in Dhauli hills on the bank of River Daya.
  2. Rock Edict 1 gives insight about the Kalinga war.

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