Konarak: the sun temple of Orissa

India, 1958

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A 13th century temple to the Sun God on the coast of Orissa State. Pilgrims pray on the seashore at sunrise and then travel inland to make the ritual circumnambulations of the temple before entering the inner sanctum. The temple is designed as a great chariot for the Sun God, and its carvings and statues embody a wealth of religious symbolism. Various figures represent the phases of the solar cycle and the heavenly beings.

Credits

director

P.S. Das Gupta

producer

Hari S. Das Gupta

production company

Documentary Films of India

Language

English

Duration

00:21:07:00

Colour

Black and White

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