Konark Sun Temple, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and a unique treasure of Orissa tourism, is one of the most beautiful and sacred temples of Orissa dedicated to the God Sun. A perfect amalgamation of Orissan and Dravidian style architecture speak all about the Konark Sun temple in Orissa.
This globally renowned Orissa temple was constructed by using weathered ferruginous and oxidized sandstone in 13th century on the instructions and wishes of King Narasimha Deva of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty.
The major part of the temple has converted into ruin, but traveler can see the real art of sculptures that are placed in the Sun Temple Museum. However, sculptures like military processions, hunting scenes, elephants uprooting trees, feeding young ones, men attempting to capture elephants, journeys, rows of athletes, lady cooking and more secular scenes of everyday life speak all about the rich and amazing architecture of ancient time.
Interior of Konark Sun Temple is mind blowing that lures the attention of travelers from all parts of the world and persuade them to visit this historical Orissa temple again and again. Especially for those travelers who want to know the basics of ancient architecture of India, prefer to explore Konark Sun Temple at least once in their life. It is one a few kilometers distance from the famous Jagannath Puri temple and the Puri beach.
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- Copyright: Mrityunjoy Chatterjee (mrichat) (1014)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-08
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Ruins
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, EF S18-55 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-18 4:53