Consider the following statements about Hoysala architecture:

  1. Hoysala built temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu as well as Jain temples
  2. Most of the Hoysala temples were Indo-Aryan style of temple architecture

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

The Hoysalas usually dedicated their temples to Shiva or to Vishnu, but they occasionally built some temples dedicated to the Jain faith as well. Second statement is incorrect because study of the Hoysala architectural style has revealed a negligible Indo-Aryan influence while the impact of Southern Indian style is more distinct.

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