Odisha Konark Sun Temple
Sun Temple
Konark, Odisha 752111 [Direction]

One of the most prominent historical temples in India, the Konark Sun Temple (or Surya Mandira), is a 13th-century CE Sun Temple at Konark, situated about 35 kilometers northeast from Puri on the coastline of Odisha.

Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God Surya, the Konark Temple was called the Black Pagoda in European sailor records as ancient as 1676 because its grand tower appeared black.

The survived structures and components are famed for their elaborate artwork, iconography, and themes, including erotic kama and mithuna scenes.

Also called the Surya Devalaya, the Konark Temple is a classic illustration of the Odisha style of Architecture or Kalinga Architecture. An important pilgrimage site for Hindus, the Konark Temple, was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1984.

06:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Entry Fee
INR 30 for Indians
INR 500 for Foreigners
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