A list of Vaishnavite Dynasties in Indian History:
Vaishnavism in Orissa,
, closely linked culturally to the Guptas
, patronised Vaishnavism
, and supported
. However, Vaishnavism
received a setback under the East
these patronised Shaivism
, and the Bhaumakaras
because he followed Ramanuja
but after him different faiths were patronised by different kings.
rose to it pinnacle of glory in Orissa
under the Suryavamsi
in the form of Jagganathism
The Sungod (Surya) was not adored by Vaishnavites in the 5th Century
AD, as evidence by the degradation of Samba, a champion of the Surya cult,
and sometimes identifified with the Sun-God, in the estimation of
Vaishnavas, and also in the Gangdha Inscription, verses 21-22 (c. AD 423).
Sri-Lakshmi worship may be the equivalent to the cult of the Indo-Greek
goddesses, e.g. Pallas, Athene, introduced by the Indo-Greeks as
seen on their coins circa 2nd Century AD.
The early Chalukyas of Badami has the boar (Varaha) as their family
emblem, obtained by the grace of Narayana. Most of their inscriptions and
subordinates begin with stanzas in praise of this boar incarnation of
Vishnu. The early Chalukya Emperors bor the title
Shri-Prithivi-Vallabha (Lord of Sri and Prithivi) apparently claiming
to be the incarnations of Vishnu.
The Ikshvaku kings used to worship Vishnu in the 6th Century.
The 5th Century Vakataka Queen, Prabhavati, daughter of Chandragupta
II, was devoted to Ramagiriswamin ("lord of Ramagiri" [Ramtok, near