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Religious Traditions At Vijayanagara as Revealed Through Its Monuments

Anila Verghese (Author)
Synopsis This Monograph Surveys Religion At Vijayanagara, Primarily From The Data Available From Its Monuments.The Fifteenth Century Saw The Royal Sponsorship Of The Cults Of Rama And Vithala; The Latter Grew From Strength To Strength, Until In The Last Quarter Century Before The City`S Destruction The Vithala Complex Became The Foremost Religious Centre In The City. The Sixteenth Century Witnessed The Promotion Of The Vaishnava Cults Of Tiruvengalanatha, Ranganatha And Krishna As Well As Intense Temple-Building Activity. Alongside The Different Sanskritic Cults, There Was Also The Worship Of Minor And Folk Deities. Apart From Hindu Sects, Jainism And Islam Were Also Extant At Vijayanagara. Pluralism Characterised The Religious Life And Activities At Vijayanagara, Yet An Undercurrent Of Sectarian Tension Is Also Evident.
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About the author

Anila Verghese

Anila Verghese is Lecturer and Head of the Department of History at Sophia College, Bombay University. She has been working at Hampi since 1985 and has published extensively, both monographs and research papers, on this site. Her major works are Religious Traditions at Vijayanagara: As Revealed Through its Monuments; Archaeology, Art and Relition: New Perspectives on Vijayanagara and has co-authored, with Anna Dallapiccola, Sculptures at Vijayanagara: Iconography and Style.

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Title Religious Traditions At Vijayanagara as Revealed Through Its Monuments
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1995
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173040869, 9788173040863
length xiii+312p., Illustrations, Bibliography; Plates; Maps; Index; 29cm.