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The Chariot in the Sky: Sun Temple, Konarak. ©NHK 2010
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The Chariot in the Sky: Sun Temple, Konarak

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"On the shores of the Bay of Bengal, bathed in the rays of the rising sun, the temple at Konarak is a monumental representation of the sun god Surya's chariot; its 24 wheels are decorated with symbolic designs and it is led by a team of six horses. Built in the 13th century, it is one of India's most famous Brahman sanctuaries."

Place/country: India,
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Credits: NHK (publisher), UNESCO WHC (producer). UNESCO TV (producer).
Published in: 2010

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