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Konark Sun Temple


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The beautiful architecture and stone work of the Konark Sun Temple is attracting tourists from all over the world.



Konark Sun Temple

The sun temple located in Konark, Orissa is an attraction for tourists from all over India and abroad. It was built during 13th century (1236-1264 CE) by the King Narasimhadev, of Eastern Ganga Dynasty.

Konark Sun Temple is a heritage place and also has been listed in the 'Wonders of India'. This temple is constructed of ferrous sandstones. There are beautiful pictures of human music playes, dancers, god/goddess animals are carved on the stones which give a panoramic look to the temple. The whole complex is structured like a big chariot on 24 wheels which is driven by seven pairs of horses.

There is a 'Natya Sala' at the entrance of the temple. History says, dancers used to perform dances to worship Lord Sun in this 'Natya Sala'. There are also two tigers (made of stone) on the entrance guarding the temple. The architecture and stone work is the main attraction of this place. Thousands of stone elephants guard on the ground around the temple.

The 'Archaeological Survey of India' is now working for the conservation of the heritage and has opened a museum where some ruined sculptures of the heritage are preserved.


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