Study centre for Lord Jagannatha, Mahaprabhu Chaitanya
The Orissa Chair was established under Rashtriya Sanskrit
Vidyapeetha, (Deemed University), Tirupati, on behalf of the
Government of Orissa, with the aims of carrying out
intensive and extensive research work and to bring out
Publications on three important aspects of not only the
culture of Orissa but also of India viz Lord Sri
Jagannatha Dharma and his Cult, Sri Chaitanya and his
Vidyapeetha with the munificent grant sanctioned by the
Government of Orissa.
Vacaspati Srijukta Janaki Ballabha Pattnaik
the then Chief Minister and present Chancellor of
Vidyapeetha was kind enough to sanction an amount of Rs.
50,00000(Fifty Lakh) to institute a chair in this
Vidyapeetha to carry out research and extension activities
on Shri Jagannatha Culture, Shri Jayadeva Literature, Shri
Chaitanya Philosophy. Prof. S.B.Raghunatha Acharya
the then Vice-Chancellor of the Vidyapeetha was instrumental
in pursuing the Orissa Govt. in establishing the Chair. Late
Prof. Ramaranjan Mukherji, Former Chancellor of Our
Vidyapeetha and Prof Harekrishna Satapathy the then
Vice-Chancellor of SJSV Puri and present Vice-Chancellor of
our Vidyapeetha played a key role in getting the Chair
The Chair was formally inaugurated in the
year 2000. Justice Sri Ranganatha Mishra, Chairman
,Central Board of Sanskrit Education Govt. of India has
inaugurated the Chair on 15th October,2000.
Justice Sri Ranganatha Mishra speaking on the
occasion observed that the Vidyapeetha is the right
institution for carring out research on the subject.
Prof. Harekrishna Satapthy the then Vice-Chancellor
of Shri Jagannatha Sanskrit University and present
Vice-Chancellor of Our Vidyapeetha delivered the inaugural
address on the occasion.
Constitute and expound theoretical framework from the
primary intellectual texts of the Jagannatha tradition.
research on Shri Jagannatha Culture
research on Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
research on the poetics of Shri Jayadeva
Shri Jagannatha Culture and universal brotherhood
To bring out
rare works on the three subjects.
workshops, seminars and conferences on the subjects
extension lecture series.
orissan culture day
bibliography of works available on the subjects.
cultural exchange tour of students.
Undertake comparative research
in Indian and Western traditions of thought in literary and
cultural theory, philosophy including philosophy of
and prosody, sociological thought, polity, gender, and
ethnic studies and culture.
These objectives are sought to be achieved by our associates
or researchers through a carefully evolved teaching,
research program’s, organizing seminar at national level,
various books and research articles are publishing at
our study centre in (Orissa Chair) premises of Rashtriya
Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.