Konark Sun Temple - कोणार्क सूर्य मंदिर

UNESCO world heritage site Konark Sun Temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Shri Sury Dev. Marks the highest point of achievement of Kalinga architecture depicting the grace, the joy and the rhythm of life all its wondrous variety.

Konark also called the Surya Devalaya, it is a classic illustration of the Odisha style of Architecture or Kalinga Architecture. In European sailor accounts, this temple was called the Black Pagoda as early as 1676 because its great tower appears, red-black. it remains a major pilgrimage site for Hindus, every year around the month of February the Chandrabhaga Mela occurs.

The upper levels and terrace of the Konark Sun temple contain larger and more significant works of art than the lower level. These include images of musicians and mythological narratives as well as sculptures of Hindu deities, including Mata Durga in her Mahishasuramardini aspect killing the shape-shifting buffalo demon (Shaktism), Vishnu in his Jagannatha form (Vaishnavism), and Shiva as a (largely damaged) linga (Shaivism).

Sun temple is oriented towards the east so that the first rays of the sunrise strike the main entrance. It is built from Khondalite rocks, was originally constructed at the mouth of the river Chandrabhaga, but the waterline has receded since then. The wheels of the temple are sundials, which can be used to calculate time accurately to a minute.

Religion is frequently at the centre of the Odia cultural expression, and Konark occupies an important space in it as part of The Golden Triangle (Jagannath Temple Puri, and the Lingaraja Temple of Bhubaneswar completing it) which represents the pinnacle of Odia masonry and temple architecture.

The new 10 rupees notes will have motif of the Sun Temple and the Konark on the reverse side, depicting the country's cultural heritage.

Key Highlights

◉ UNESCO World Heritage Site of Odisha
◉ No Murti/Vigrah/Idol in Side The Temple.
◉ Holiday Point for Domestic as well as Foreign Tourists.

Timings

Open Close Timing
5:30 AM- 8:30 PM

Photo Gallery

Photo in Full View
Temple Side View

Temple Side View

Wheel As Sundials

Wheel As Sundials

Complete Temple Singh Dwar

Complete Temple Singh Dwar

Temple In Rath View

Temple In Rath View

Temple Street

Temple Street

Full View Main Temple

Full View Main Temple

Colourful Indain Tourist

Colourful Indain Tourist

Chayadevi Temple

Chayadevi Temple

Other Structure

Other Structure

2 Elephants

2 Elephants

Temple With Outer Line

Temple With Outer Line

Huge Vat Vraksh

Huge Vat Vraksh

Temple Garden

Temple Garden

Mango Tree

Mango Tree

Garden

Garden

Green Garden

Green Garden

Navgrah Dham

Navgrah Dham

Nearby Arkeshwara Temple

Nearby Arkeshwara Temple

Nearby Shiv Temple

Nearby Shiv Temple

Nearby Jagannath Temple

Nearby Jagannath Temple

कोणार्क सूर्य मंदिर हिन्दी में पढ़ें

यूनेस्को(UNESCO) की विश्व धरोहर कोणार्क सूर्य मंदिर भगवान श्री सूर्य देव को समर्पित है। कलिंग वास्तुकला की उपलब्धि के सर्वोच्च बिंदु।

Information

Dham
Navgrah Dham
Basic Services
Sitting Benches, Water Coolar, Shopping Complex, Power Backup, Office, Childrens Park, Free Parking, Washroom, Solar Light
Organized By
Archaeological Survey of India
Dedicated To
Shri Sury Dev
Architecture
Kalinga Buddhist Architecture
Photography
Yes (It's not ethical to capture photograph inside the temple when someone engaged in worship! Please also follow temple`s Rules and Tips.)
Free Entry
🚫 No

Video Gallery

How To Reach

Address 📧
Konark Puri Odisha
Road 🚗
Konark Road / Puri-Konark Marine
Nearest Railway 🚉
Puri Railway Station
Air ✈
Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar
Coordinates 🌐
19.887566°N, 86.095327°E
Konark Sun Temple on Google Map
http://www.bhaktibharat.com/en/mandir/konark-sun-temple

Temple in Puri

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