Jagannatha & the Gajapati Kings of Orissa

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Lord Jagannatha of Puri, one of the most famous Hindu deities, was the rashtradevata of Orissa in the medieval period and became a symbol of Oriya identity in modern times. The erstwhile imperial Gajapati Kings of Orissa and their successors, the Khurda Rajas, enjoyed special privileges in the cult as adyasevaka or ‘first servant’ of Jagannatha and even controlled it to a certain extent. The present work consists of a comprehensive palm-leaf manuscript combining several originally separate Oriya texts of the fifteenth/sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, compiled by the Duela Karanas, the temple scribes of Puri, in the late eighteenth or the early nineteenth century. They provide first hand and most authoritative information on land endowments to religious shrines throughout the medieval Orrisan period, on rituals and duties or priests and temple servitors and, most important, on legendary and various historical and cultural events during the reign of the Gajapatis. The present compendium is a unique source for the study of the cult of Jagannatha and the culture and history of pre-colinial Orissa. Coming to light for the first time, it may be regarded as the most important study of its genre after the publication of Puri’s temple chronicle, the Madala Panji, by A B Mohanty in 1940.

 

 

Gajapatis pre-colinial Orissa Madala Panji


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Baraha Dwadashi in Laxmi Baraha Temple, Kendrapara

Sri Lakshmi Varaha Swamy Temple is a 500-year-old Indian temple dedicated to Varaha, the boar incarnation of Vishnu. The temple is located in the Kendrapara District. Brahmani River is the nearest river. Baraha Dwadashi, Avatara divas of baraha on Maagha shukla dwadashi gathers a lakh of devotees from around the area. Baraha Dwadashi is dedicated…

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ବ୍ରହ୍ମଗିରିର ସୁନାମୁହିଁ ଠାରୁ ଦକ୍ଷିଣ ଦିଗକୁ ରହିଛି ଏକ ପ୍ରସିଦ୍ଧ ଶିବ ପୀଠ । ଏଇ ପୀଠରେ ଶ୍ରୀହରିସହଦେବ ଉପାସିତ ହେଉଛନ୍ତି । ବହୁ ପ୍ରାଚୀନ ସମୟରୁ ପାଣ୍ଡବ । ପାଞ୍ଚଭାଇ ଶିବ ରୁପେ ବ୍ରହ୍ମଗିରି ଅଞ୍ଚଳରେ ପୂଜା ପାଉଛନ୍ତି । ସଂସ୍କୃତ ମହାଭାରତର ବନପର୍ବର ଅଜ୍ଞାତବାସ ବଣ୍ଠନା ପ୍ରସଙ୍ଗରେ ପାଞ୍ଚ ଭାଇ, ମାଆ ଓ ଗୁରୁ ଲୋମଶ ମହର୍ଷି ବୈତରଣୀ ନଦୀପଥରେ ଯାତ୍ରା କରି ପୁରୁଷୋତ୍ତମ ଧାମର ପୁରୁଷ ମଣ୍ଡପ ଦେଇ ମହୋଦଧୀରେ ତିଳତର୍ପଣ ଦେଇ…

Benta or sikara niti of Dola Govinda on Basant Pachami Day

One special ritual is being celebrated in the month of Magha Shukla Panchami tithi. Ofering,arati and Benta Bindha niti of of Lord Jagannath is celebrated in Jagannanth Bhalab Matha. At Jagannath temple, chandan and fagu are used on the body of triad. In offering mandua, one special kind of dish is offered to Lord. As…

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ଆପଣ ଜାଣି ଖୁସି ହେବେ ଯେ, ଶ୍ରୀକ୍ଷେତ୍ର ପୁରୀରେ ‘ଶ୍ରୀଜଗନ୍ନାଥ ଗୋ ସେବା ସଂସ୍ଥାନମ୍’ ବଡ଼ଶଙ୍ଖ, ପୁରୀ ବିଗତ ଦେଢ଼ବର୍ଷ ବ୍ୟାପି ନିରାଶ୍ରିତ ଗୋ-ବଂଶର ରକ୍ଷା ଏବଂ ଚିକିତ୍ସା ଦିଗରେ କାମ କରି ଆସୁଅଛି । ଏହି ଅନୁଷ୍ଠାନରେ ଅସୁସ୍ଥ ଗୋ-ବଂଶକୁ ଏଲୋପାଥିକ, ହୋମିଓପାଥିକ୍, ଆୟୁର୍ବେଦିକ ଉପାୟ ଏବଂ ଫିଜିଓଥେରାପି ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ଚିକିତ୍ସା କରାଯାଉଥିବାରୁ ଏହା ଏକ ଗବେଷଣା କେନ୍ଦ୍ର ହୋଇଯାଇଛି ଏବଂ ଗତ ଗୋଷ୍ଠାଷ୍ଟମୀ ଦିନ ଠାରୁ ଏହି ସଂସ୍ଥାରେ ସକ୍ରିୟ ଭାବରେ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟରତ ଥିବା…

Fact about Goddess Saraswati

Maa Saraswati is called the mother of all Vedas. Maa Saraswati is the repository of Brahma’s all knowledge and intelligence. Maa Saraswati also has another popular form – Gayatri. Gayatri was so much attracted by the brilliance of Sun God Surya, that she dissolved herself to become the Gayatri Mantra dedicated to Surya. Maa Saraswati…


Festival in Puri

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