Konarak: Chariot of the Sun*

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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. (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Architecture, Art: History, History: Asian, Religions: Eastern, South Asian Studies)