Seven Wonders of India: Konark temple

15 May 2018  Tue

The sun temple of Konark is a spectacular architectural marvel of ancient India, adorning the eastern shores of the Indian peninsula. This human-made phenomenon represents the tranquillity of temple architecture and art of Orissa.

This Black Pagoda was built by the King Narasimhadeva I of the Ganga dynasty in the 13th century. It's believed that a workforce of twelve hundred artisans and architects have invested some of their best skills to create this wonder. This structure of this temple is like the chariot of the sun drawn by the seven horses and twelve pairs of the intrinsically carved wheel.

This grand temple of the sun god consists a Deula (sanctum), Jaganmohan (public hall) and the Nata Mandir (performing hall). The wall of this grand sanctum represents the daily life, style, art, religion and culture of that period. The beauty of this so structure is so enduring that it has found its place in world heritage list.

To promote and acknowledge this wonder of India, India Post has issued a se-tenant stamp of the Rekha deual/ Jaganmohan and the Konark wheel in 2001.

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