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Question: With reference to the cultural history of India, the term 'Panchayatan' refers
1)an assembly of village elders
2)a religious sect
3)a style of temple construction
4)an administrative functionary

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Exam Exam: CSAT IAS 2014

An hindu temple is a Panchayatana one when the main shrine is surrounded by four subsidiary shrines.The origine of the name are the sanskrit words Pancha (=five) et Yatana (=god).

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