Q. Consider the following statements regarding the palas:
1.Gopala was the founder of Pala dynasty.
2.Mahayana Buddhism flourished during the Pala reign.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Explanation: The founder of Pala dynasty Gopala was elected to rule by the chieftains and rulers of little kingdoms.
- Dharmapala, Devapala and Mahipala I ruled ably and kept their domain under effective control.
- Weak successors contributed to the decline of the dynasty.
- Mahayana Buddhism flourished during the Pala reign.
- The patronage of Palas to Vikramashila and Nalanda universities paved the way for the progress of Buddhist, Jain and Sanskrit literature.
Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT