Konark Sun Temple: The wheel of the Sun's chariot was installed in the G-20 conference, know what is its specialty...


Konark Sun Temple: There are many grand temples in India, which are dedicated to different gods and goddesses. One such special temple is in Odisha, which is dedicated to Sun God. During the welcome of the delegates of the G-20 summit, a big wheel was placed in the background in the Bharat Mandapam, which made many people curious to know about it. This wheel is a replica of the Konark Wheel of the Konark Sun Temple in Odisha. This temple, famous as Konark Sun Temple, is also known as Padma Khetra. It is also included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Know the special things related to this temple and how you can visit here.


Temple dedicated to Sun God
Konark is part of the Golden Triangle of Odisha, which also includes Bhubaneswar and Puri. It was built by King Narasimhadev in 1250 AD. The grandeur of this temple is worth seeing. This temple looks like the chariot of Sun God which has 12 pairs of wheels and seven horses pulling it. Konark Wheel is the main attraction here. It worked like a sundial and was believed to show the exact time. The twelve wheels represent the twelve months of the year and the eight dials within the wheel represent the eight hours of the day. Decorated with beautiful artwork, this temple is a wonderful example of architecture and carving.

This is the specialty of the temple
The courtyard of the temple is divided into dance pavilion and Jagmohan. Due to security reasons, it is prohibited to enter the main part of the temple, but apart from this, you can see many other things here, which make this temple attractive. There are twelve pairs of wheels in the adjacent parts of the temple, on which different figures are made. The shape of each wheel has its own significance.

That's why the temple is special
Apart from this, there are many erotic carvings on the walls of the temple. Along with this, there are also five galleries where you can see historical artifacts. A film about a particular temple is also shown in the auditorium. Apart from this, there is also Chandrabhag Beach and Ashtarang Beach nearby, where you can make your trip more memorable by enjoying the beautiful sunrise and sun set. Balukhand Konark Wildlife Sanctuary is also nearby.

How to reach this temple
Konark Sun Temple is located in the Puri district of Odisha. It is about 60 km from Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha. Being a very famous tourist spot, transportation facilities are easily available here. To reach Puri you can book a train or flight. Then you can easily reach here by taking a bus or taxi from Puri.


What is the best time to come?
The best time to visit here is between October to February. Due to its proximity to the sea, the weather here is quite pleasant at this time. However, the visiting time is from 6 am to 10 pm.
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