Q. Which of the following is/are the characteristic/s of vijayanagara architecture?
1.Raya gopurams
2.Kalayana mandapam
3.Horse motif on pillars
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D

Explanation: The temple building activity further gained momentum during the Vijayanagar rule.

  • The chief characteristics of the Vijayanagar architecture were the construction of tall Raya Gopurams or gateways and the Kalyanamandapam with carved pillars in the temple premises.
  • The sculptures on the pillars were carved with distinctive features. The horse was the most common motif found on these pillars.

Source: Poonam Dahiya