Deities, cults and kings at Vijayanagara

  title={Deities, cults and kings at Vijayanagara},
  author={Anila Verghese},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  pages={416 - 431}
  • A. Verghese
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • History
  • World Archaeology
The purpose of this paper is to examine aspects of Hindu worship at Vijayanagara, which formed the capital of an empire from the mid-fourteenth century to ad 1565. While the earliest cult was that of a local goddess known as Pampa, this deity was absorbed in the pre-empire period into the pantheon of the great gods of Hinduism, through her marriage to Virupaksha (a form of Shiva) who soon superseded her in importance. Virupaksha was chosen as the tutelary deity of the Vijayanagara kings and… 

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