Gigantic chariot of Sun God
Konark Sun Temple – It was built in 1250 AD by the great king of this region Narasimhadeva-1. The temple is one of its kinds in India which enshrines the Arka (The Surya or the Sun God) who is the local deity of this place.
The temple is in the form of gigantic chariot drawn by seven horses on 24 wheels. Over a period of time the architecture of this temple is damaged and collapsed at few places. One of the many attractions of this site is the walls of the temple which were carved with divine images of humans, animals and enfolded with beautiful symmetric and geometric ornamentation’s. The attractively crafted portraits of kanyas (attractive womanhoods) and in a variety of gestures and actions on the black stone are remarkable depiction of their sensuous lust and different human emotions.
It’s a beautiful site with magnificent temple architecture, rich heritage. I was awe struck looking at the temple, temple architecture at its best.
Visit the following places too: From Bhubaneswar (State capital of Odisha) Konark is 65 kms.
Ramachandi – 7 kms away from Konark. On the confluence of the river Kushabhadra and the Bay of Bengal, Ramachandi, the presiding deity of the Konark region is worshipped here with reverence. On the Marine Drive, the place is ideal for a picnic spot.
Chandrabanga Beach– 3 kms away from Konark. It’s a beautiful beach site.
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