|7139||KONARAK: CHARIOT OF THE SUN*||KONARAK: CHARIOT OF THE SUN*||1997||color||24 min||vhs|| (Purva Uttara: Past Forward series, Part 4)
(Directed and narrated by Shyam Benegal) Many cultures in many ages have evoked the sun as a deity. Across India worshipers daily greet the rising of the sun in rituals that evoke the age-old verses of the Vedas. On India?s eastern coast a king and his builders created a vast stone chariot for the Sun God that towered towards the sky. Art historian Vidya Dehejia discusses this temple and its significance.
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