Temple of Surya, Konarak

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Mark Cartwright
by Anshika42
published on 22 June 2016
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The temple of Surya at Konarak (aka Konarak Sun Temple), Orissa, North-east India. It was dedicated to the Hindu sun-god Surya and has 12 pairs of wheels on its sides to imitate the god's chariot which he rides across the sky each day. Built during the reign of Narasimha I (r. 1238-1258 CE).

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