Temple of Surya, Konarak

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Mark Cartwright
by Anshika42
published on 22 June 2016
Temple of Surya, Konarak

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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Anshika42, . (2016, June 22). Temple of Surya, Konarak. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5256/

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Anshika42, . "Temple of Surya, Konarak." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 22, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/5256/.

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Anshika42, . "Temple of Surya, Konarak." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 22 Jun 2016. Web. 29 Feb 2020.

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