Sun Temple


The Sun Temple is also known as the Konark Sun Temple and is a 13th-century Temple. The Temple is situated in Konark (Odisha), India. It is believed to have been built in 1255 AD.

Why it is special: Elaborately carved and engraved, the Sun Temple was built by King Narshimhadeva-I. The uniqueness of the Temple is in its shape, which is built in the form of the giant chariot of the Sun-god, complete with stone wheels, pillars and walls, pulled by a set of 7 horses. Built in the traditional Kalinga style of architecture, the Temple was built from Khondalite rocks.

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