The Lost Temples of India

This documentary is part of a series called the Mysteries of Asia. The film explores temples built in South India more than 1,000 years ago starting with the reign of Rajaraja Cholan, one of India’s greatest kings. The U.S. Senate, Versailles, the Houses of Parliament, and St. Paul’s Basilica in Rome could all fit within a single temple complex. Records reveal that trained elephants had to drag millions of stone blocks to help erect these structures, more than the Egyptian pyramids.

4 Responses

  1. CS says:

    I have been reading up on Rajasthan and this has been a good diversion as I will also be visiting the south. Great history about the lost temples and now I am hoping to see some…

  2. shapeshift says:

    There seems to be so many temples everywhere in India. These do have the romantic history of being lost.

  3. CS says:

    Yes, absolutely. The lost and found aspect makes them all the more attractive.

  4. Nanami Eki says:

    Angkor wat is Indian’s? How come I heard different

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