Q. Consider the following statements regarding Kesaria Buddha Stupa:
1. It is regarded as the tallest and the largest Buddhist stupa in the world.
2. The current Kesaria Stupa belongs to Ashoka dynasty.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
  • Statement 1 is correct 
  • Statement 2 is incorrect: The original Kesariya stupa probably dates to the time of Ashoka (circa 250 BCE) as the remains of a capital of a Pillar of Ashoka were discovered there.  The current stupa dates to the Gupta Dynasty between 200 AD and 750 AD and may have been associated with the 4th century ruler Raja Chakravarti.