Wheel, Konark Sun Temple

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Prapti Panda
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published on 29 June 2016

Carving of a wheel on the 13th century CE sun temple in Konark (Konarak), 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.



About the Author

Prapti Panda
Prapti has spent years researching pre-Columbian civilizations, especially those in Colombia and Peru. Her work has been published many times and her first book, based on the Chibcha tribes of South America, will be released soon.

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