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Sun Temple, Konark
Sun Temple, Konark
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Situated at a distance from the famous religious and tourist centre of Puri (35 Km.) and the capital city of Bhubaneswar (65 Km).

The entire temple was designed in the shape of a colossal
chariot with seven horses and twenty four wheels, each about 10 feet in diameter, with a set of spokes and elaborate carvings.

It was built in red sandstone (Khandolite) and black granite.

The Sun Temple of Konark marks the highest point of achievement of Kalinga architecture depicting the grace, the joy and the rhythm of
life all in its wondrous variety.

It was built by King Raja Narasimhadeva-I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty in the thirteenth century.

It is a temple to Surya, the sun God.

The Sun temple has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO.
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