Hello, Welcome to the izi.TRAVEL tour of Konark Sun Temple dedicated to Surya, the sun GOD. Today, we are going to witness the pinnacle of Kalinga Temple Architecture, inscribed by UNESCO as the World Heritage Site in 1984. Developed in the 13th century, Konark is one of India's most famous Brahman temples. Bathed in the rays of the rising sun on the shores of Bay of Bengal, the Konark temple is a monumental representation of the sun GOD Surya's chariot with its 24 wheels adorned with symbolic motifs; dragged by seven horses inducing its movement across the heavens.
Its scale, elegance and conception signify the strength and stability of the Ganga Empire as well as the value systems of the historic ambiance. One of the world’s most decorated poet, Rabindranath Tagore labelled Konark stating; ‘here the language of stone surpasses the language of man’.
So, let us now proceed to the ticket counter to get the tickets. My name is Aparna and I am delighted to be your iziTRAVEL tour guide. I will try my best to navigate you through the temple and enlighten you with the stories, waiting to be told at each point.
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