Q. The “Sthaviravadins” was related to which of the following sect?

[A] Buddhism

[B] Jainism

[C] Ajivikas

[D] Lokayatas

Answer: A

Explanation: The Second Buddhist Council met at Vaishali a century after Buddha’s death. The Buddhist Order split into two later.

One was called the Sthaviravadins or ‘Believers in the Teachings of the Elders’ and the other known as Mahasanghikas or ‘Members of the Great Community’.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT