OSPF Multi-Area Configuration

Hello Aditi

Such a topology does not present a problem for OSPF. Whether these routers are in different OSPF areas or the same one, having multiple paths within a topology is perfectly acceptable. The mechanisms used to prevent loops in such cases have to do with the choice of a single path to a particular destination.

For more information on how OSPF operates to prevent loops, take a look at this post:

I hope this has been helpful!