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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Sun Temple of Konârak is a Hindu temple in Puri district, Konark, in the state of Orissa. This magnificent temple was built in the 13th century, and is one of the most famous Brahman sanctuaries in India. It was built of oxidizing and weathered sandstone, which gives it the reddish color. The construction of the Sun Temple is attributed to King Narasimhadeva (AD 1236-1264).

Sun Temple, Konârak, Orissa, India
Sun Temple, Konârak, Orissa, India
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The Sun Temple is also known as the Black Pagoda. It depicts the chariot of the sun god Surya. At its entrance is a pair of giant lions. The entrance is also where temple dancers perform to entertain the sun god. The temple is from the Kalinga architectural style, as reflected in its curvilinear towers topped by cupolas.

Sun Temple of Konârak was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 8th session of the World Heritage Committee in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 29 October - 2 November, 1984.


The Sun Temple at Konark, built in the 13th century by Narasimhadeva I
The Sun Temple at Konark, built in the 13th century by Narasimhadeva I
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N19 53 15 E86 5 40.992
Inscription Year: 1984
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, III, VI


Sun Temple Wheel, Konark
Sun Temple Wheel, Konark
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Konark Sun Temple, Odisha
Konark Sun Temple, Odisha
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