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Author: L K Panda
Publisher: Sundeep Prakashan
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
The present work, based on archaeological and literary sources, deals with the historical survey of Shaivism in Orissa from the fourth century A D to the twelfth century AD, covering important dynasties like the Matharas, the Vasisthas, the early Gangas, the Sailodohavas, the Bhaumakaras, the Bhanjas and the Somavamsis.
The role of the Shaivite teachers of the Lakulisa-Pasupata and the Shaiva Siddhanta schools in the resurgence of the Shaivite culture of Orissa, and the rise of several Shaivite cults, have been evaluated in the work. Though a specialized study on Orissan religious history, this book has great relevance to the general trend of Indian history during that period.
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
II Rise of Lakulisa-Pasupata School
III Beginning of the Harihara Culkt : Epoch of the Early Gangas
IV Advent of Uma-Mahesvara Cult : Age of the Sailodbhavas
V Saivism Versus Buddhism : Ascendancy of the bhaumakaras
VI The Evolution of Bhairava Cult : Age of the Bhanjas
VII Progress of the Saiva Siddhanta System : Saivism in South Kosal
VIII Golden Age of Saivism : The Somavamsis
IX Orissan Saivism in Art & Thought