Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sun Temple Complex, Konark

When touring Orissa, if one does not visit Sun Temple Complex at Konark on the shores of the Bay of Bengal that you have not seen anything. We left Bhubaneshwar early in the morning to visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site



There are many small hotels nearby and we had breakfast in one of the small eatery here. And then we entered the complex that has various structures which strongly represent the Kalingan architecture, that is a outstanding testimony to the 13th century Ganga Empire.



It was built over a period of 12 years by 1200 committed artisans led by master builder, Bisu Moharana. The various architectural marvels are:

The masterclass of this site even though in ruins can be fully appreciated by being there in person. We shall se more of this place in subsequent posts.

29 comments:

Cloudia said...

Namaste Thank You




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Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Good Photos

thanks

Light and Voices said...

Your photographs posted this week of a two temples and a dance hall are excellent.
JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

Chris Rohrer said...

So foreign to me.....but I am absolutely fascinated by it all.

islandwonder said...

Those structures are intense. Wow!

D. Prabhu said...

Beautiful photos :) Konark temple is already on my travel wishlist :)

Muza-chan said...

Amazing...

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for your post.

krishna said...

I went there in 2012. Sadly the marvelous structure is crumbling down...

ladyfi said...

What a lovely family you have!

Gillena Cox said...

Nice, luv the blues in today's sharing, have a good Thursday

Much love...

fredamans said...

Beautiful family photo!
What beautiful architecture! So much history there!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow!!!

carol l mckenna said...

Love your family photo and beautiful photos of your country for SWF ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Judy said...

Not the sort of architecture I expect from India!! There is more than I thought!! Lovely images, especially the first shot!!

Christian Weiß said...

Wow, a stunning place.

Antonina said...

Magnificent buildings!

Photo Cache said...

the first image is special.

Worth a Thousand Words

janiceadcock said...

Nice family dressed in blue!

Nanda Kumar said...

Once again beautiful post!

Pearl Maple said...

Great post, always interesting to learn more about the places you take us on to with the photography tours.

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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice architecture and from so long ago.

Leovi said...

Congratulations on this great family, beautiful temple!

Jeevan said...

Indeed a marvelous site to not give a miss! The temple gives a majestic feel.

Btw. Good to see you all there :)

Priyashi said...

Lovely pictures Rajesh...:)

Tom said...

What wonderful sights you have to share. Thanks Tom The Backroads Traveller

Joe Todd said...

Always enjoyable

Thomas Lee said...

The temple looks huge

Yogi Saraswat said...

Good Photos !!