A fascinating documentary on south Indian temples

This is an interesting documentary on temples of south India particularly on the Cholas. It dwells in great lengths on the construction of the Vimana of the Brihadeswara Temple at Thanjavur. What is fascinating and impressive is the extent to which the film makers have gone in giving a very palpable feel of the temples - They try to recreate the process by which the huge granite blocks could have possibly been moved to built the vimana of the Brihadesvara temple. This documentary also underscores the fact how the Taj Mahal and the other Mughal monument which appealed a lot more to the British with their Victorian morality, eclipsed the temples of central and south India from popular imagination.
Thus it is Taj Mahal which continues to be associated with India and things Indian rather than temples. There are interesting insights into the social significance of temples and the social culture that temples embodied. This documentary certainly would make a fascinating watch for children while dealing with medeival south India.

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