KONARAK SUN TEMPLE|You Should Keep In Mind
HISTORY OF KONARAK SUN TEMPLE ( SURIYA MANDIR)
Who build konarak sun temple :
konarak sun temple Builted in the thirteenth century by the first Narsinghdev (121-125) king of the East Ganges dynasty (1-3). This temple listed of World Heritage Sites prepared by the International World Heritage Project and controlled by UNESCO.
konarak sun temple architecture :
The temple, built in the combination of Orissa and Dravidian architecture, has been erected in the form of a huge chariot on gray sandstone. There is a huge chariot of sunrise rising from the sea, in front of it are seven pairs of horses. The whole temple is builted on twelve pairs of huge wheels. The wheel artwork is a major attraction for the visitors.
Each wheel has a single sun clock. The wheels inside the wheel are the thorns of the sun clock. The help of this sun clock known time precisely. Sun clock is the specialty of Konarak sun temple in Orissa. At the entrance to the temple are huge statues of two lions fighting with two warlords. The height of the temple is about 6 feet. The wall of this temple is 25 feet high. There are stone sculptures and crafts in every inch of the temple from the altar to the top. The temples builted in the Kalinga style pyramid-shaped.
konarak sun temple facts
Gods, Apsaras, Kinnars, Yakshas, Gandharvas, Nags, people, different animals, myths of different events, dancing dancers, erotic twins, various scenes of the royal palace, hunting scenes have been erected on the stone chest. Signs of extreme excellence. In front of the temple is the Natmandap. The deva das used to perform worship for the deities. The magnificent shrine of the sun god in the temple is no longer there. Now a day many ancient Coral Grass are destroyed. The Konark Temple was first destroyed by the invasion of Kalapa, the commander of Sultan Khan Qarani, the Bengal Sultan. According to the history of Orissa, Kalapahar invaded Konark in 1.