Konark (India) Reviews
Newest Review: ... is the fact that the first rays of the rising sun always descend in the temple. I am a great fan of the architecture of the temple which is designed in the shape of a huge chariot with seven horses and twenty four wheels. This temple was built for Lord Surya (Sun) and is a very famous and sacred place. You will discover plethora of sculptures and images of deities, scenes of life events carved with sincere effort. I was really enchanted with hospitable guides who will also narrate the story of Dharmapada who built the temple top crown and other popular events, diversified themes associated with this temple. You can also enjoy early sun ri... more
Customer Konark (India) Reviews (2)
by - written on 19/08/09 (Very useful, 25 readings)
The Sun Temple, KONARK ----------------------------- If you love to explore rich cultural heritage of India you must call on The Sun temple (Known as Black Pagoda) in Konark which is in Orissa (Eastern part of India). I have been there several times as I loved the place in my heart of hearts. It is a stunning monumental religious architecture built in thirteenth century. The amazing feature of this temple is the fact that the first rays of the rising sun always descend in the temple. I am a great fan of the architecture of the temple which is designed in the shape of a huge chariot with seven horses and twenty four wheels. This temple was built for ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/08/00, updated on 11/08/00 (Very useful, 83 readings)
South of Calcutta, in the state of Orissa, is the coastal town of Puri, a popular beach resort for many Indian people. About an hours journey by bus to the north of Puri lies the small community of Konark, the locals existing off the economy from the tourists visiting the Sun Temple. This is definitely worth a visit if you happen to be in the area. The Temple was built in the thirteenth century and is as beautiful (although under extensive repair) as any of the many Hindu Temples to be seen in India, if only for its size. What is amazing is the base of the Temple. Only very recently rediscovered beneath the sands around the Temple is a base, largely intact and ... Read the complete review
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