International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 7, Issue 9 (2020)

Patronage of Viṣṇuism in Odisha from c. 3rd century BCE to c. 13th century CE: An epigraphic and iconographic analysis


Karpurika Devi

The theme of this chapter is based on the patronage of the Vi??uism in Odisha from c. 3rd century BCE to c. 13th century CE. A thorough analysis of different copper-plates and stone inscriptions along with the iconographic and architectural developments of different dynasties of Odisha have been done in order to understand the origin, continuity, development and downfall of the Vi??uism in Odisha. Discussions will be done how the royal patronage played a key role to give it a status as major religion. It will also focus on how Vi??uism was continued along with the other contemporary religious sects like Buddhism, ?aivism and ?aktism during the different dynastic periods in Odisha. Thorough discussions will be done on about the process of cult assimilation and how the autochthonous deity was became the state deity, the Lord Jagannatha.
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Karpurika Devi. Patronage of Viṣṇuism in Odisha from c. 3rd century BCE to c. 13th century CE: An epigraphic and iconographic analysis. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 7, Issue 9, 2020, Pages 104-109
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