ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Jagannath and Alekh-A Study in Juxtaposition

A Study in Juxtaposition It is commonly perceived that the Mahima Dharma constituted a critique of the Jagannath cult in Orissa. But neither the theological beliefs of the Mahimapanthis nor the poetic output of Bhima Bhoi vindicate this notion. What the Mahimapanthis stood against was the increasing ritual orthodoxy in the worship of Jagannath and desired to purge his worship of it.

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