Konark Sun Temple, Konark
Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Take in the architectural prowess, well-preserved art, and historical relevance of Konark Sun Temple, a World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of India. Believed to have been built by King Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty in 1255 CE, the temple honors the sun god Surya and takes the form of a large chariot, with 24 elaborately carved, 3 m (9.8 ft) stone wheels acting as sun dials. As you tour the complex, note the many erotic maithuna sculptures, and carvings adorning the main pillars, walls, and other features. Using our custom trip planner, Konark attractions like Konark Sun Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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A must place to visit. Appreciate the authorities for maintaining it very neatly which was not expected. The drive from Puri to Konark is awesome through Chandrabagha beach. Wonderful road. Credit to ... read more »
We recently travelled to Konark to see the Sun temple, an ancient architectural marvel. It can be easily accessed by road (90 minute drive from Bhubaneswar and 50 minute drive from Puri). It is better... read more »
Few must dos and must not dos - 1. Always - always take a guide for such places as there is so much that they can tell you abt it which neither internet nor the info boards would take it. And even if ... read more »
A historic Sun temple, built in the form of a chariot. Carved out of stone, with intricate stone work, it is a architectural technological and scientific wonder. The place is much ruined now and has no devotional ceremonies and is under restoration. Entry is on chargeable basis. Shoes are allowed, still photography is free. If on a sunny/rainy day, an umbrella is of much help. Taking a guided tour is recommended.
Sun temple was built during the 13th century by the kings of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. Known for its remarkable architecture and antiquity, the temple is built by carving large boulders of rock and resembles a large stone chariot. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is believed to be the exact spot where Lord Krishna’s son Sambha meditated to cure his leprosy.
Architecutral marvel,wonderful caving.Well maintained by archacological dept.Main temple of God SURYA.One of the best temple in India😊.Only sun of the world and very good sculpture surrounded by beautiful park.A excellent temple was so ahead of its time.😲How advantages in India civillisation was.A disgrance on invaders who runied.MUST VISTI HERE.😊😊😊
T Sudhindra Kumar
The Temple is a marvelous master piece in architecture - built to show gratitude the Sun God. Built by a King through 12000 architects and for 12 years. Its specialty was in the sanctum sanatorium the main idol of Surya Bhagwan was suspended in the air by Heavy magnets. Later, Portuguese has destroyed the magnet dome as it was causing wrong direction of their compass and took away those magnets with them. Later a Muslim ruler removed the remaining magnets and the temple collapsed. Now there is only ruins as remaining to see the GATA VAIBHAVAM The Surya Bhagwan Idol is now placed in Jagannath Mandir
Visited Orissa during summer 1985. Visit to Sun Temple at Konarak is still green in our memory. Architectural marvel. Engineering science at glorious heights even ceturies ago.
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