Deities, cults and kings at Vijayanagara

  title={Deities, cults and kings at Vijayanagara},
  author={Anila Verghese},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  pages={416 - 431}
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period into the pantheon of the great gods of Hinduism, through her marriage to Virupaksha (a form of Shiva) who soon superseded her in importance.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… Expand
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From ‘Pampa’s Crossing’ to ‘The Place of Virupaksha’: architecture, cult and patronage at Hampi before the founding of Vijayanagara
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She has been conducting research work on Vijayanagara city and empire since 1985
  • Her publications include Religious Traditions at Vijayanagara: As Revealed through Its Monuments
  • 1995
Vijayanagara, architectural inventory of the urban core