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Konark Temple

భారతదేశంలోని పుణ్యక్షేత్రాలు తెలుగుకిరణం

Konark Sun Temple The Sun temple is in a small town of Konark, Puri district of Odisha. This marvel of architecture is dedicated to Lord Sun. And resembling his carriage, the temple has been built in the shape of a chariot, which has twelve wheels and is shown as being dragged by the seven horses. The temple is believed to be constructed in the 13th century by a king called Narasimhadeva. Like with most things in India, this temple too has connections with a few legends. As per one of the legends, God Krishna cursed, one of his own sons with leprosy. To seek penance, Samba worshiped Surya for a period of twelve years. Pleased with his devotion, Surya healed him. Samba made the Sun temple in return to express his gratitude. The mesmerizing beauty of the place was best summed up by the Rabindranath Tagore through these words: ‘Here the language of stone surpasses the language of man.’The temple was granted World Heritage Site status by the UNESCO in 1984
How to reach Konark : By Railway : Nearest Railway Railway Stations : Puri (31 kms and Bhubaneswar (approx. 70km)
By Air: Nearest Airport: Bhuveneswar