Vijayanagara Empire - GS questions based on daily current affairs

1)   Consider the following statements about Hampi

1. It is the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire.
2. Traditionally it was known as Pampakshetra of Kishkindha.

Which of the above statements is / are correct?

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None
Answer  Explanation 


Hampi continues to be an important religious center, housing the Virupaksha Temple, as well as several other monuments belonging to the old glorious city. The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed as the Group of Monuments at Hampi. The emperor Ashoka's minor rock edicts in Nittur & Udegolan (lead one to believe that this region was within the Ashokan kingdom during the 3rd century BCE).