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Which of the following is/are correctly matched?

1. Srisailam: Lord Mallikarjuna

2. Omkareshwar: Lord Shiva

3. Brihadeshwara: Lord Vishnu


1. 1 and 2 only
2. 2 and 3 only
3. 1 and 3 only
4. 1, 2 and 3

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : 1 and 2 only

The correct answer is 1 and 2 only.

Srisailam:

  • Srisailam is the shrine of Lord Mallikarjuna on the flat top of Nallamala Hills in Andhra Pradesh. Hence, statement 1 is correct.
  • Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple or Srisailam Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deities Shiva and Parvati.
  • This temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva and one of the eighteen Shakti Peethas of goddess Parvati
  • Shiva is worshipped as Mallikarjuna and is represented by the lingam. 
  • Parvati is depicted as Bhramaramba

Omkareshwar:

  • Omkareshwar is situated on the Mandhata hills in Madhya Pradesh (ancient name: Shivpuri). Hence, statement 2 is correct.
  • River Narmada flows here around the Mandhata hill in the form of an Om which gives it the name, 'Omkareshwar'.
  • Omkareshwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to God Shiva.
  • It is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva.

Brihadeshwara Temple

  • The Brihadeshwara Temple also known as Rajarajesvaram or Peruvudaiyar Kovil temple.
  • It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Hence statement 3 is not correct.
  • It is located on the South Bank of the Kaveri river.
  • It was built by Tamil king Raja Raja Chola I.
  • It is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site known as the great living Chola temples along with Gangaikondacholapuram and Airavatesvara Temple.
  • It is also known as Dakshin Meru.
  • It is an example of Dravidian  Architecture from the Chola period. 

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