Konark Sun Temple Of Orissa

Konark Sun Temple is one of the well known tourist attractions of the state of Orissa near the sacred city of Puri. The temple is also known as the Black Pagoda is a masterpiece of Orissa's medieval architecture. Sun temple has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. It was built in Orissa red sandstone (Khandolite) and black granite by King Narasimhadeva (AD 1236-1264) of the Ganga dynasty.The temple takes the form of the chariot of Surya (Arka), the sun god, andd is heavily decorated with stoneg.

Sun Temple Konark
Sun Temple, Konarak The Konark temple is widely known not only for its architectural grandeur but also for the intricacy and profusion of sculptural work. The entire temple has been conceived as a chariot of the sun god with 24 wheels, each about 10 feet in diameter, with a set of spokes and elaborate carvings. Seven horses drag the temple. Two lions guard the entrance, crushing elephants. A flight of steps lead to the main entrance.


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