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With reference to the religious history of india, consider the following statement:

1. Sthaviravadins belong to Mahayana Buddhism
2. Lokottaravadin sect was an offshoot of Mahasanghika sect of Buddhism.
3. The deification of Buddha by Mahasanghikas fostered the Mahayana Buddhism.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1,2 and 3



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1. Statement 1 is incorrect: Sthaviravadins belong to the Theravada school of Buddhism, not Mahayana.

2. Statement 2 is correct: The Lokottaravadin sect is considered to have emerged as a separate sect from the Mahasanghika sect of Buddhism.

3. Statement 3 is correct: The Mahasanghika sect played a role in the development of Mahayana Buddhism, which emphasized the deification and worship of the Buddha.


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