Kings without a Kingdom: The Rajas of Khurda and the Jagannatha cult

Kulke, Hermann

In: Indian Historical Review, 4 (1974), Nr. 1. pp. 60-77. ISSN 0975-5977

[thumbnail of Kings without a Kingdom.pdf]
PDF, English
Download (6MB) | Terms of use

Download (6MB)
For citations of this document, please do not use the address displayed in the URL prompt of the browser. Instead, please cite with one of the following:


In February 1877 Divyasimha Deva, Maharaja of Puri and hereditary Superintendent of the great Jagannatha temple in Puri, was convicted of murder of a sadhu and sentenced to transportation for life to the Andaman Islands. Only a few years later in 1882, however, various groups of Puri priests and Oriya Brahmins petitioned the British Government in support of the Puri royal family and against a proposal to take over the administration of the Jagannatha temple: The Maharaja of Pooree is the most respectable person among the Hindoos of India. Though there are many wealthier Rajas in Hindoostan none of them is held by the Hindoos with equal veneration.

Document type: Article
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2017
ISSN: 0975-5977
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: General history of Asia Far East
Controlled Keywords: Khurda, Rathayātrā
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jagannatha Kult, Raja von Khurda, Puri / Jagannatha cult, Rajas of Khurda, Puri
Subject (classification): History and Archaeology
Countries/Regions: India
Series: Personen > Schriften von Hermann Kulke
Volume: 6