Q. With reference to Martand Temple, consider the following statements;
1.It was built by the Karkota dynasty king Lalitaditya Muktapida.
2.The temple is built in a Maratha style and has a definite Mathura influence.
3.The temple is dedicated to Vishnu-Surya.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 3 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct: The Martand Temple was built by the Karkota dynasty king Lalitaditya Muktapida, who ruled Kashmir from 725 AD to 753 AD.

Statement 2 is incorrect: The temple is built in a unique Kashmiri style, though it has definite Gandhar influences.

Statement 3 is correct: The temple is dedicated to Vishnu-Surya. It has three distinct chambers—the mandapa, the garbhagriha, and the antralaya—probably the only three-chambered temple in Kashmir.

Source: Indian Express