Document Type : Original Article
Department of Mathematics, Jnanabharathi Campus, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, 560 056, INDIA.
Department of Mathematics, Regional institute of Education (NCERT), Manasagangotri, Mysore, 570006, INDIA.
The aim of the present paper is to study Ricci solitons in Kenmotsu manifolds under $D$-homothetic deformation. We analyzed behaviour of Ricci solitons when potential vector field is orthogonal to Reeb vector field and pointwise collinear with Reeb vector field. Further we prove Ricci solitons in $D$-homothetically transformed Kenmotsu manifolds are shrinking.