The Konark Sun Temple

Temple Name  The Konark Sun Temple
God   Others
History Name Samba
Timings 6.00 am to 8.00 pm
City  Konark, Konark
District  Puri , Odisha
Moolavar  Lord Sun
Special God Sun God


The temple is believed to be constructed in the 13th century by a king called Narasimhadeva. Like with most things in India, this temple too has connections with a few legends. As per one of the legends, God Krishna cursed, one of his own sons with leprosy.


he Sun temple is situated in the small town of Konark, which is situated in the Puri district of Odisha. This marvel of architecture is dedicated to Lord Sun. And resembling his carriage, the temple has been built in the shape of a chariot, which has twelve wheels and is shown as being dragged by th


To seek penance, Samba worshiped Lord Sun (Surya) for a period of twelve years. Pleased with his devotion, Surya healed him. Samba made the Sun temple


The mesmerizing beauty of the place was best summed up by the Rabindranath Tagore through these word


According to Bhavishya Purana and Samba Purana, there may have been a sun temple in the region earlier than current one, dating to the 9th century or earlier

Address  Konark, Odisha 752111
Phone 06758 236 821

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