Deified in His Own Lifetime
Monika Varma
HISTORY OF THE CHAITANYA FAITH IN ORISSA by Prabhat Mukherjee Manohar Publication, New Delhi, 1980, 126 pp., 55.00
Jan-Feb 1980, volume 4, No 1-2

The words and names Orissa, Jagga­natha and Chaitanya are synonymous. Prabhat Mukherjee says in the Preface of his book, ‘Chitanya’s influence on the religious history of Orissa was profound. Chaitanya is probably the only Hindu saint who was deified during his lifetime. The belief in his divinity was caused by his extraordinarily fair complexion and out­standing religious personality.’

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