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SCULPTURE MASTERPIECES FROM THE SAIVA TEMPLES OF PRACHI VALLEY OF ODISHA IN EASTERN INDIA: STYLE AND ICONOGRAPHY

Ratnakar Mohapatra, Abesha Shirko Lambebo.

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The region of Prachi Valley is famous for its remarkable antiquities and religious sanctuaries in Odisha of Eastern India. The historians of Odisha had not sufficiently highlighted the Prachi Valley civilization before the independence of India. On the basis of the extant archaeological remains, the Prachi Valley can be considered as an important place of cultural-heritage in Odisha. This valley is a co-ordinating place of many religious sects of India like Buddhism, Jainism, Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Tantricism, Saura, Muslim, etc. as evidenced of the availability of stone images of above sects. Really, the Prachi Valley has produced an excellent trend of sculptural activities in Odisha of Eastern India. A large number of images of various sects noticed in the different shrines of the Prachi Valley. Hence, the region of Prachi Valley is an interesting study for the scholars and art historians. In the present piece of work, the authors are restricted to the sculpture masterpieces from the Saiva temples of Prachi valley of Odisha. All the extant images of Prachi valley are executed by the artists of Klingan School of artists of Eastern India. The rare images noticed from the Saiva temples of Prachi Valley represent the iconographic features of the Odishan classical art of the medieval period. The study of unique sculptures of the Saiva temples of Prachi Valley of Odisha is one of the fascinating aspects of the Kalingan school of art of India. Indeed, the Prachi valley is well known for the place of preservation of masterpiece sculptures of Odisha in Eastern India.

Key words: Saiva, Sculpture Masterpieces, images, Prachi valley, Odisha, India.


 
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Ratnakar Mohapatra, Abesha Shirko Lambebo (2020) SCULPTURE MASTERPIECES FROM THE SAIVA TEMPLES OF PRACHI VALLEY OF ODISHA IN EASTERN INDIA: STYLE AND ICONOGRAPHY. JCR, 7 (4), 572-580. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.104



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Ratnakar Mohapatra, Abesha Shirko Lambebo. 2020. SCULPTURE MASTERPIECES FROM THE SAIVA TEMPLES OF PRACHI VALLEY OF ODISHA IN EASTERN INDIA: STYLE AND ICONOGRAPHY. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (4), 572-580. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.104



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Ratnakar Mohapatra, Abesha Shirko Lambebo. "SCULPTURE MASTERPIECES FROM THE SAIVA TEMPLES OF PRACHI VALLEY OF ODISHA IN EASTERN INDIA: STYLE AND ICONOGRAPHY." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.4 (2020), 572-580. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.104



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Ratnakar Mohapatra, Abesha Shirko Lambebo (2020) SCULPTURE MASTERPIECES FROM THE SAIVA TEMPLES OF PRACHI VALLEY OF ODISHA IN EASTERN INDIA: STYLE AND ICONOGRAPHY. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (4), 572-580. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.104





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