With reference to the art and archaeological history of India, which one among the following was made earliest?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2015 Prelims]

(a) Lingaraja Temple at Bhubaneswar

(b) Rock-cut Elephant at Dhauli

(c) Rock-cut Monuments at Mahabalipuram

(d) Varaha Image at Udayagiri


Answer: (b)

Explanation:

  • The rock-cut Elephant at Dhauli was crafted during the reign of Ashoka (272-231 BC) and stands as the earliest among the four options.
  • The Lingaraja Temple in Bhubaneswar was constructed in the 11th century AD.
  • The rock-cut monuments at Mahabalipuram were created in the 7th century AD.
  • The Varaha Image at Udayagiri was crafted in the 5th century AD.

Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.

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