Sri Chaitanya faith in Odisha

Sri Chaitanya’s arrival in Odisha ushered in a new era in the state’s religious history. The Vaishanavite religion, which was already in existence, had a profound effect on the Odia people. His teachings and Sankirtan had such an effect that the people of Odisha lost their military capability. His Sankirtan had spread throughout Odisha. In …

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Pancha Sakhas of Medieval Odisha

Pancha Sakhas were the collective name for the famous five Saints or five Friends of mediaeval Odisha. Balarama Das, Jagannatha Das, Achyutananda Das, Yasobanta Das, and Sisu Ananta Das were among those present. They established their own Sampradaya by preaching Bhakti for Radha and Krishna in Odisha prior to Chaitanya’s arrival, carrying on a tradition …

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