IAS General Studies Prelims Question No. 7

Consider the following statements about Panchayatan style of temples in India:

  1. It is an east-west direction construction
  2. Kandariya mahadev temple of khajurao is an example of Panchayatan style.

Which of the above statements is/ are correct?  
[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
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[C] Both 1 and 2
Both the statements are correct. The main shrine in the temple is surrounded by four other shrines. Sun is placed at centre, with shiva, ganesh parvati and Vishnu at 4 corners.