Q. Consider the following statements regarding rashtrakutas architecture:
1.The rock cut shrines at Ellora and Elephanta located in present-day Maharashtra belong to their period.
2.The Monolithic Kailasanath Temple was hewn out of a single rock during the time of Krishna I in the 8th century.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: The Rashtrakutas made splendid contributions to Indian art. The rock cut shrines at Ellora and Elephanta located in present-day Maharashtra belong to their period.

  • The Ellora cave complex contains the features of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain monuments and art work.
  • Amoghavarsha I espoused Jainism and there are five Jain cave temples at Ellora ascribed to his period.
  • The most striking structure at Ellora is the creation of the Monolithic Kailasanath Temple.
  • The temple was hewn out of a single rock during the time of Krishna I in the 8th century.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT