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Konârak

Konark Sun Temple is dedicated to the sun God or Surya.
It is a monumental representation of the sun God Surya's chariot.

On the north and south sides are 24 carved wheels, each about 3 m in diameter, as well as symbolic motifs referring to the cycle of the seasons and the months.
Between the wheels, the plinth of the temple is entirely decorated with reliefs of fantastic lions, musicians and dancers, and erotic groups.

The sanctuary
of
the Surya Temple

The name Konark is derived from the Sanskrit word Kona (means angle) and word Arka (means sun) in reference to the temple which was dedicated to the Sun god Surya.

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