Vikramashila was founded by Pāla king Dharmapala in the late 8th or early 9th century. It prospered for about four centuries before it was destroyed by Bakhtiyar Khilji along with the other major centres of Buddhism in India around 1193.
Bagh painting of Gupta Empire was found in which of the following Indian states?
The Bagh Caves are a group of nine rock-cut monuments, situated among the southern slopes of the Vindhyas in Bagh town of Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh state in central India. These rock cut caves posses the most amazing paintings known to be made by ancient man. These are renowned for mural paintings by master painters of ancient India.
Which emperor wrote the play 'Nagananda' in Sanskrit language?
Nagananda is among the most acclaimed Sanskrit dramas. Through five acts, it tells the popular story of Jimutavahana's self-sacrifice to save the Nagas. The unique characteristic of this drama is the invocation to lord Buddha in the Nandi verse, which is considered as one of the best examples of the dramatic compositions. Harshavardhana was the great scholar of Sanskrit and he had written this play.
Which of the following books is based on Astrology?
Maharishi Parasara was the first to use this term in his monumental classic “Brihat Parasara Hora Shastra” (BPHS) showing that this scientific basis of Astrology was at different stages of development and that the rules and principles had not been fully revealed.
Which Veda deals with magical hymn or charms of spell?