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Konark Sun Temple

Konark Sun Temple

By: Hari Prasad Doddi On: 2015-08-23 Category: Ancient Temple Views: 1159

Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century Sun Temple at Konark in Odisha, India. The name Konark derives from the combination of the Sanskrit words, Kona (corner) and Arka (sun), in reference to the temple which was dedicated to the Sun god Surya. It is believed that the temple was built by king Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty around 1250 CE. The temple is in the shape of a gigantic chariot elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars and walls.   The main attraction of the temple is its...

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