In ancient India, altars with combination of shapes like rectangles, triangles and trapeziums were used for

Question:

In ancient India, altars with combination of shapes like rectangles, triangles and trapeziums were used for
(a) household rituals
(b) public rituals
(c) both (a) and (b)
(d) none of (a), (b) and (c)

Solution:

The construction of altars (or vedis) and fireplaces for performining vedic rituals resulted in the origin of the geometry of vedic period. Square and circular altars were used for household rituals whereas the altars with combination of shapes like rectangles, triangles and trapezium were used for public rituals.

Hence, the correct answer is option (b).

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