CONTENTS:- Introduction; 1. Chariot of the Sun-God by Bettina Baumer; 2. Konarka- World Heritage Site its Geographical and Historical Position by M.A. Konshi.
The volume is introduced by two scholars in the fields of Orissan temple architecture and archaeology. Bettina Baumer in introduction approaches the temple with a new interpretation, based on the saura, Vedic and Tantric tradition, throwing light on its symbolism and mystical dimension. M.A. Konishi places the temple in its historical and geographical context and its importance as a World Heritage. The book provides both, a visual delight by the excellent photographs, and a scholarly insight and introduction to this great monument of Orissa. It can well serve as a guide to understanding and appreciating the temple of Konarka.