Wheel, Konarak Sun Temple


Prapti Panda
published on 29 June 2016
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Carving of a wheel on the 13th century CE Konarak Sun Temple (Konrak), Orissa, India. The temple was dedicated to the sun god Surya. There are a total of 12 pairs of wheels and the main shrine is shaped like a chariot and the wheels represent time. In fact, they can each be used as sundials to read time.

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Prapti Panda
Prapti is currently a student of history and archaeology. Her interests lie in the Stone Age industries of Central India and associated rock art, and she has also previously explored a few pre-Hispanic cultures of South America.

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