The Gupta period in ancient India is known for brilliant development in the fields of Buddhist art, architecture, sculpture and literature. The enormous wealth of the country during the Gupta period had led to a cultural resurgence in India. The Gupta period witnessed a culmination of earlier tendencies and style and the beginning of new style and technique in the field of architecture. Buddhist art had flourished during the Gupta period.
A famous rock-cut monastery in Ajanta caves consists of several Chaitya halls and numerous residential Viharas and fine example of Buddhist art. The cave paintings mainly depicted the Jataka stories and the life of Lord Buddha. The Bodhisattva-Padmapani painting of Ajanta represents Bodhisattva standing in a trivanga style. The Buddhist art and sculpture had attained an unprecedented excellence during the Gupta period.
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Which one of the following is correct about Shrimad Bhagwat Gita ?Correct
The Bhagavad Gītā (Sanskrit: भगवद्गीता, ˈbʱəɡəʋəd̪ ɡiːˈt̪aː (help·info), Song of God), also more simply known as Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the ancient Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharata, but is frequently treated as a freestanding text, and in particular, as an Upanishad in its own right, one of the several books that comprise the more general Vedic tradition.[source wikipedia]Incorrect
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Ajanta paintings depict scenes from the :Correct
Ajanta, a UNESCO world heritage site, is famous for its Buddhist rock-cut cave temples and monasteries with their extraordinary wall paintings. The temples are hollowed out of granite cliffs on the inner side of a 20-meter ravine in the Wagurna River valley, 105 km northeast of Aurangabad, at a site of great scenic beauty. About 30 caves were excavated between the 1st century BCE and the 7th century CE and are of two types, caityas (“sanctuaries”) and viharas (“monasteries”).Incorrect
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The subject matter of Ajanta paintings were :CorrectIncorrect
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Which of the following schools of art is associated with the two colossal images of the Buddha at Bamiyan ?CorrectIncorrect
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The earliest extent (still standing) temples date from:CorrectIncorrect
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Most of the Ajanta paintings were done during the period of:CorrectIncorrect
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Who among the following has been called the ‘Napoleon of India’?CorrectIncorrect
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Which of the following Gupta rulers was equally great in the art of peace, wars and personal accomplishment ?CorrectIncorrect
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Use of white marble, long legs and slender frames,human beings as central characters and prominence of kings, princess and palaces’’ were the characteristic features of which one of the following ancient art froms of India ?CorrectIncorrect
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Amongst the following, who contributed the Chalukya in Western India was that of theCorrectIncorrect