Consider the following pairs with respect to Kalinga temple architecture:

  1. Konark Sun Temple→ Pidha Deula
  2. Lingaraj Temple→ Rekha Deula
  3. Baitala temple→ Khakhara Deula

Which of the above is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

Kalinga temple architecture consists of three distinct types of temples namely Rekha Deula, Pidha Deula and Khakhara Deula. While Rekha and Pidha Deula are associated with Shiva, Vishnu and Surya, Khakhara Deula is associated with Chamunda and Durga temples. The Konark Sun Temple is a living example of Pidha Deula. The Lingaraj Temple is an example of Rekha Deula. The Lingaraj Temple is an example of Rekha Deula. The Baitala temple in Bhubaneswar is an example of Khakhara Deula

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