Expert Hour with Dr. Vasudha Narayanan

Expert Hour by Sandeep & Gitanjali Maini Foundation

Apr 1 2021 • 20 mins

How many of you know and understand the significance of the story of the 'Churning Of The Ocean of Milk' and how many of you know that the temple complex of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, displays a spectacular 49 meters of intricately sculpted bas-reliefs that are part of a larger ensemble of scenes from the Battle of Kuruksetra, the Ramayana, the 37 Heavens and the 32 Hells.

Professor Vasudha Narayanan from the Department of Religion, University of Florida, is an expert on Hindu Traditions: Iconography in Temples in Cambodia. She explains the significance of this iconic bas-relief work based on Indian and Khmer culture.