The army comprised of officers like Jagadala, Dandanayaka and Senapathi. A prince of the royal family who is crowned helped the king in the affairs of administration. The duties of the governors were executed by the princesses of the royal family. For instance King Kakusthavarma had appointed his son Krishna as governor of Thriparvatha region. This however proved harmful to the kingdom as it gave opportunity for break away factions in the kingdom.
Tax System in Kadamba Dynasty
The kingdom was divided into provinces. Under a province came various districts. Nine provinces have been recognized. The taluks or Mahagrama and Dashagramas came under a Vishaya. A taluk had more villages than Dashagramas. One sixth of land formed the tax collection. Taxes were collected as levy on load or Perjunka, social security tax for royal family or Vaddaravula, sales tax or Bilkoda, land tax or Kirukula, betel tax or Pannaya and other professional taxes on traders.
Religion in Kadamba Dynasty
The Kadamba dynasty followed Vedic Hinduism. Mayurasharma was a Brahmin by birth. However, later his successors changed their surname to Varma to indicate that they were Kshatriyas. Some kings performed the horse sacrifice. They also worshipped Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The Madhukesvara temple was built by this dynasty. Grants were also allotted to Buddhist viharas. The Kadambas patronised Jainism as many kings adopted the religion and built numerous Jain temples that are scattered around Banavasi, Belgaum, Mangalore and Goa.
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