Contents: Foreword. Preface. Abbreviation. List of illustration. 1. Introduction. 2. Glimpses on the history. 3. Legends and genealogy of Bhanja dynasty. 4. Artisans in the temple art, architecture and culture. 5. Gada or fort in lieu of architecture. 6. Forests in the role of art and architecture. 7. Caves - twist between temple and art. 8. The fresco painting and its effect on temples. 9. Stones in the form of religious art. 10. Temple role of South Odisha in stone inscription screen. 11. Literature in the form of architecture. 12. Jainism. 13. Buddhism. 14. Roll of road communication in promoting the art and architecture. 15. Patriotism of Bhanja Rulers. 16. The Perennial Freedom Movement of Bhanja Dynasty. 17. Conclusion. Glossary. Annexure. Bibliography. Index.
The book deals with the various religious places of Jainism, Buddhism, Hindu Temples of Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism, etc., and Kabyas of Upendra Bhanja relating to the religion, culture, art and architecture.
The first chapter is devoted to physical features earth science, the rivers. Chapter II placed the history from early period to medieval period. Chapter III is based on the legends and genealogy of Bhanja Dynasty. Chapter IV emphasizes the dynamic role of artisans in the temple art, architecture and culture and periodical modification in sculptural art. Chapter V deals with the architecture of Gadas and its activities in the sphere of civilization. Chapter VI highlights the forests and caves corroborated the rock arts. Chapter VII accumulates the importance, classification, evolution of Fresco Paintings along with its significance. Chapter VIII has taken to account some connive stone arts in confirmatory form of water. Chapter IX has scrutinized the stone inscriptions of early periods. Chapter IX has scrutinized the stone inscriptions of early periods. Chapter X equalizes the literature along with the art and architecture. Chapter XI incorporates the religious places of Jainism, Jain heritages, Jain sculptures and monuments etc. Chapter XII deals with precious Buddhist sculptures, Buddhist places etc. in details. Chapter XIII economical status along with growth and developments of art and architecture iconography/sculptures are discussed with special references of cultural life and role of temples. Chapter XIV deals with an out line of the Patriotism of Bhanja rulers, integrity in the art of temple structure, images is dealt with all its branches. Chapter XV is devoted to outstanding works of the inhabitants. The last chapter deals with conclusion where some typical notes are given to highlight the subject.