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Konarak Pilgrimage Tours
Konarak Pilgrimage Tours
Konark Sun Temple famously called as the Black Pagoda is one of the best example of kalinga architecture and a magnificent monument dedicated to Sun God. Konarak Pilgrimage tours take you to the intricately carved Konark Temple located 3 KM from the seashore. Konark Temple Architecture wins it many admirers from across the globe and some people just take Konark Temple tours to admire the work done by the artisans. Konark Temple is one of the famous World Heritage Sites.
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Konarak Temple History
The term konark that is used in the name of the famous Konark Temple could be broken into words “kona” meaning corner and aark that is used to define sun. According to Konarak temple history, this shrine was built during the 13th century by Kalinga King Narasimha. Konarak temple history suggest that construction of this temple was started by samba after he devoted his life to praise the Lord Sun after he was punished by Lord Vishnu as Samba entered the chamber of his wives unannounced. Samba found an idol of lord Surya sitting on Lotus and he created this temple to place the idol.
Konarak temple history shows that the ruins of Konark Temple were found in 19th century. The dome of the Konark Sun Temple is missing. Konarak temple history suggest that the temple was left incomplete as the structure was not able to take the load of the roof while some others believe that the roof of the Konark Temple was destroyed as it used to crash the ships. Hence the dome of the Konark Sun Temple was removed and the idol of sun lord was taken to puri.
Konark Temple Architecture gives it an appearance of chariot for sun that is driven using 12 wheels. Stunning 10 feet long wheels with intricately carved spokes are the most important aspects of Konark Temple Architecture. You can also see the images of two lions at the entrance and seven horses leading the chariot in the Konark Temple Architecture carvings. The seven horses of Konark Temple Architecture denotes 7 days, 12 wheels represent a year while each wheel has 8 spokes that represent 8 prahars of the day. One more interesting aspect of Konark Temple Architecture are 3 images of sun god each of which are highlighted during 3 different phases of the day, morning, noon and night.
Things To See During Trip To Konark Temple
How to Reach Konark Sun Temple
Air:- Bhubhaneshwar is the nearest airport
Rail:- Puri is the nearest railway station
Road:- You can reach Konark Temple by hiring a taxi or riding a bus from any major town of Orissa
To travel locally you can buy a bus pass of the local buses run Orissa tourism department
Best Time To Go For Konarak Pilgrimage Tours
You can plan to go for Konarak trip all during the year but people visit this temple during dance festival that is held in the first week of December.
Where To Stay During Konarak Pilgrimage Tours
Though most of the tourists prefer to stay in Puri or Bhubaneshwar and take a day trip to Konark Sun Temple but if you prefer to spend more time in the city during Konarak Pilgrimage tours you can stay in yatriniwas and panthnivas run by Orissa Tourism Department.
Phone Number To Help You Book Konarak Pilgrimage Tours
To make reservations at government run hotels when you visit Konark Temple you should call Shri S. R. Das, Tourist Officer - 9437125242 Yatri Nivas, Konark,. You can also call 06758-236821