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Sun Temple, Konârak

CountryIndia
Date of Inscription1984
CategoryCultural Sites
UNESCOhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/246

On the shores of the Bay of Bengal, bathed in the rays of the rising sun, the temple at Konarak is a monumental representation of the sun god Surya's chariot; its 24 wheels are decorated with symbolic designs and it is led by a team of six horses. Built in the 13th century, it is one of India's most famous Brahman sanctuaries.

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