Travel News Desk, Konark is a small town in Odisha. This city is world famous for its Sun Temple. This is a world heritage site. The word Konark is made up of ‘kon’ and ‘ark’, which means ‘shore of the sun’. Tourists from abroad also visit this temple. Konark Sun Temple is built in the shape of a chariot with 12 pairs of wheels, which symbolize the 12 months of the year. And seven horses are pulling this chariot. These seven horses represent seven days. At the same time, 4 of these wheels are made in such a way that they can tell you the time of the day.
Konark Sun Temple is in Puri, Odisha. This temple is dedicated to Lord Surya. This temple was built in 1250 AD by King Narasimhadev I of the Ganga dynasty, that is, the Sun Temple of Konark is 772 years old. It is believed that 1200 skilled artisans worked for 12 years in the construction of this temple but the temple The construction work could not be completed. It is also said that Dharampad, son of prominent architect Disamuharna, completed the construction and after the construction of the temple, he committed suicide by jumping into the Chandrabhaga river. This temple is located at a distance of about 35 kilometers from Jagannath Puri. This temple was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1984. Historians say that the stones used to build this temple were brought from outside India.
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