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KONARK SUN TEMPLE

By amitav
Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century Sun Temple (also known as the Black Pagoda), at Konark, in Orissa. It was constructed from oxidized and weathered ferruginous sandstone by King Narasimhadeva I (1238-1250 CE) of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. The temple is a mix of Orissan and Dravidian styles of architecture that alludes to the dynasty's Ganga and Chola ancestry. The temple is one of the most renowned temples in India and is a World Heritage Site. It is one of the Seven Wonders of India (as per the poll collected by NDTV).

Konark was built a few years after a scion of the dynasty visited and made rich donations to the ancient Koneswaram temple of Trincomalee in the name of King Chodaganga Deva on Puthandu 1223 CE.

Tags: Architecture Temple Suntemple

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bayleaf1 6 7 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 3:02PM
A really nice capture.
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18 Aug 2011 8:43PM
You have captured it well great detail and a excellent wright up .
jj
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
18 Aug 2011 11:08PM
Good shot incredible building ,thanks for the information.

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