Konark Sun Temple was constructed in 1255 CE by the king Narasimhadeva at Odisha in India. This 13 century CE temple is created in the form of enormous chariot, carved stone cycle, pillars and walls. A big part of the temple or structure is now damaged or in shambles. The temple comes under the UNESCO World Haritage Site since 1984. The Word Konark is the combination of two Sanskrit words such as “Kona” means corner or angle and “Ark” means The Sun, which means the temple, was dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun).
In the Odisha, The Konark Sun Temple and The Jagannath Temple Puri are the most popular destination and the distance between Konark village and Puri is 35 km.
According to local fable, the temple has lots of aura power that comes with two powerful magnet towers. The magnets permitted the king’s throne to float in the mid-air. It was built in 13 AD by East Ganga King Narasimhadeva. The Konark Sun Temple is also known as Black Pagoda and Jagannath puri Temple known as white Pagoda by European Sailors. Both Monuments are so attractive and beautiful and also has feature of seven wonders in India by many lists.
In 15 century, Muslim Yavana army was attacked in the temple. But the priests of Puri were able to preserve the central Statue. In the attack, the Sun Temple was spoiled roughly.
As we know that Konark Sun Temple was dedicated to God Surya. The temple was created form of Legend Chariot with twelve pairs of stone wheels and seven horses (Today only one survives in seven horses) pulled the chariot. Lots of thing in the Konark temple, that makes it more attractive and Beautiful.
Regular buses and jeep are available to Konark from Puri. Only 33 km distance between from Konark to Puri and the journey takes around an hour. Auto-rickshaw is another alternate to round trip. Last bus leaves from Konark at 6:30pm.