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Thursday, June 08, 2006  

Video: Raja Raja Chozhan, one of the greatest Indian emperors, and his fantastic temples. [52:10]

Arun Pradeep, a friend of mine, sent this to our mail-group with the following note:
Felt so very proud! I ended up watching it 3 times so far with different sets of people and also sent it to 3 or 4 people and some of them have visited India but only the North and not the South. It always pisses me off when people think that Taj Mahal and other Mughal architecture is all that India has to offer ... South India is actually so much richer in such things than the North.

Also, if you guys have read the Da Vinci code ... you will notice the interesting coincidences between early European paganism and early Hinduism (worship of phallic symbol in Shiva temple, open eroticism in arts and sculptures in temples etc etc).
I agree.

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finally saw the video tonight. it was very well made and narrated. Learnt a lot of things as well.
The video seemed to stress the continuity of Indian culture just upto Raja Raja but the fact is that it goes much beyond him.

By Anonymous Manoj, at 12:30 AM 

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