Religious Places

The Sun Temple at Konark, Orissa

The Sun Temple at Konark, Orissa has been time and again named as one of the seven wonders of India by various media outlets. Constructed in 1255 C.E., the iconic temple is built in the shape of a giant ornamented chariot with twelve pairs of carved stone wheels pulled by a set of seven horses, like the one used by the Sun god, Surya. The temple is also structured in such a way that the first rays of sunrise strike its principal entrance.

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