Consider the following statements about Vesara style of temple architecture:

  1. This style was mainly adopted by the Chalukyas of Badami
  2. Brihadeeswarar Temple is an excellent example of Vesara temple architecture

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

Vesara style of temple architecture is often regarded as hybrid of Nagara and Dravida temple architecture. This style was a result of series of experiments done of Chalukyas in Karnataka. Second statement is incorrect because Brihadeeswarar Temple is in Dravidian style.

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