Q. Consider the following statements:
1. The wild boar was the royal insignia of the Chalukyas.
2. The bull, Shiva’s mount was the symbol of Cheras.
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: A
Notes:

The wild boar was the royal insignia of the Chalukyas.  

  • It was claimed that it represented the varaha avatar of Vishnu in which he is said to have rescued the Goddess of the Earth.  
  • The bull, Siva’s mount, was the symbol of the Pallavas. 

Source: Tamil Nadu state board.