Question: When was the Iron Pillar made?
Answer: It was made about 1500 years ago.
Question: Mention the most striking feature of the Iron Pillar.
Answer: The Pillar has not rusted in all these years.
Question: What do you mean by the word ‘Stupa’?
Answer: The word Stupa means a mound. It is a Buddhist religious building.
Question: Why did devotees walk around the stupa in a clockwise direction?
Answer: They did so to show their devotion.
Question: Why was Amaravati famous?
Answer: Amaravati was a place where a magnificent stupa once existed.
Question: Marne the deities worshipped in the earliest Hindu temples.
Answer: Vishnu, Shiva and Durga.
Question: What was the garbhagriha?
Answer: It was a room in the temple during this period.
Question: Why was the garbhagriha so important?
Answer: The image of the chief deity was place in the garbhagriha. Also, the priests performed religious rituals here.
Question: What was the shikhara?
Answer: It was a tower built on the top of the garbhagriha to mark this out as a sacred place.
Question: What do you know about the monolithic temples at Mahabalipuram?
Answer: Each of these temples was carved out of a huge, single piece of stone.