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Which of the following temples was also called Black Pagoda by the Germanic Navinco?

A. Konark Temple

B. Jagannath Temple

C. Brahmeshwar Temple

D. Mukteshwar Temple


1. C
2. B
3. D
4. A

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The answer is Konark Temple.

  • Konark Temple was called the "Black Pagoda" in European sailor accounts because it looked like a great tiered tower that appeared black.
  • It is located in Konark, Puri district, Odisha.
  • The temple was built around 1250 CE by King Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty.

  • Jagannath Temple:
    • Jagannath Temple in Puri was called the "White Pagoda".
    • The famous annual Ratha Yatra or chariot festival held at Jagannath Temple.
    • It was built in the 12th century by Ananta Varman Chodaganga Deva, a well-known Ganga dynasty king.
  • Brahmeshwar Temple:
    • It is a Hindu temple in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, dedicated to Shiva.
  • Mukteshwar Temple:
    • It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva built in the 10th century in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

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