Konark Sun Temple in Odisha, dedicated to Sun, mesmerizes you with jewelers precision in its sculptures and with the scale at the same time.
The British had filled the Jagamohan with sand and sealed it in 1903 to ensure the stability of the 13th-century monument.
Source: Konarak Sun Temple
Not far from Puri, around 35 km away, and an hour’s drive is the Konark Sun Temple, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and a structure which has inspired awe in the hearts and minds of all the enlightened souls who have witnessed its sublime architecture.
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In the fifth edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, Swathi Gopalakrishnan looks at the magnificent Sun Temple of Konark. Built in the 13th century, this tribute to Surya in the form of a massive celestial chariot continues to awe visitors with its architectural depiction of the Sun’s journey through time.
Anubhuti Krishna visits the famed temple in Konark and finds that everything there, including the art, has a logic behind it.