About Konark

The Sun Temple of Konark, often called as the Black Pagoda, was constructed in the mid thirteenth century by Raja Narasinghs Deva-I of the Ganga Dynasty. It is an ample testament to the artistic glory of the time. Conceived in the form of a huge chariot drawn by seven spirited horses on 12 pairs of exquisitely decorated wheels--after the mythical seven horse chariot of Sun God--the temple was unique in its architecture and implementation.

Intricate carvings on the walls of the main temple and the Natya Mandap (a separate structure just in front of the temple) are a sight to behold. It is often considered the best among other temples of its kind and that is saying something when you are talking about the golden triangle of Odisha (Orissa) which boasts of Sri Jagannath temple and Lingraj Temple of Puri and Bhubaneswar.

The Sun Temple has lost its many of its original structures to time and disrepair, but the remaining structures and the remainder of the structures confirm till today the infinite imaginative power of the artistes of the time and their inspiring contribution to Vaisnav Culture.

 

Konark Beaches

Konark-BeachesThe serenity of the sea breeze and the pleasure of leisurely walking beside the calm or noisy sea is truly a memorable experience and it is realized in its full form as you visit the Konark Beach. Just 3 Km away from the Sun Konark Temple, Konark Beach in Odisha (Orissa) is a nirvana for a beach lover since a beach visitor can simultaneously bathe in the warmth of the sun and witness the beauty of sunrise or sunset. Another beautiful sight is that of the spotting fishermen, grossly involved in their daily chores ...

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Legends of Konark

Konark-Beaches There are many legends of Konark that tell us a lot about the construction, existence as well as the origin and history of Konark. The story related to how Dharampada sacrificed his life in order to bring peace and harmony to his community has been narrated many a times. Dharampada, the intelligent son of Bisu Maharana did a great job in providing an appropriate solution for timely completion of the temple work ...

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Konark Map

Konark-BeachesAs you go through the Konark City Map, you discover that Konark adjoins the coast of the Bay of Bengal. In Puri district, you have the State Highway 13 that directly takes you to Konark. Another long road that starts from Kakatpur Police Station connects you to Konark. Konark Travel Map also shows you the places in the vicinity of Konark that are considered to be all time...

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How To Reach Konark

Konark-BeachesIf you are a Konark fan and are thinking over how to reach Konark, then don't wrack your brains because we are here to provide you information. Getting to Konark by Air can be made faster, if you head your way towards the Bhubaneshwar airport, which is not more than 64 Km from Konark. In this way, you can save your taxi fare of Rs 1400. Reaching Konark by Bus can also be exciting. There are private owned deluxe Volvo buses with their comfy ...

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Climate & Weather of Konark

People residing as well as the tourists visiting Konark experience the extremely soothing Konark weather. This is due to the fact that the climate of Konark enjoys its seasonal blend that consists of a mix of summers, winters as well as rainfall ...

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