ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF DURGA CULT IN SRI SIVALOGANATHA TEMPLE AT GRAMAM - A STUDY
Bhakti also resulted in greater roya patronage. This patronage took the form of extensive gifts of land and gold to temples. The temples grew in size and so did their management too each generation added to the growth in wealth of the temple which in turn resulted in more business relations with the neighbourhood. The temple administration was two cumbersome for the village. The royal donation included granting of villages or lands for the benefit of the temple or making over to the temple of taxes due to the state, or remitting taxes on the lands gifted away to the temple.
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