Konark – Seaside Temple

Temple on the road between Puri and Konark

From Puri, our adventure took us by way of a little scooter (such a great way to travel in India) to Konark, home of the Sun Temple, once covered in Sand.

They say that when it was built, there was a powerful electro-magnetic stone suspended in the top of the temple that affected boats and ships sailing off the coast.  The walls of the temple are covered in incredibly beautiful and intricate carvings and it’s particularly famous for its erotic carvings.  Looking back, I wish I’d taken more photos of those just to give a sense of the extent of this artwork.

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About Thandiwe

Hopeful cynic, creative, seriously silly, lover of people and places, hypocrite, third-culture kid, queer, life-long learner, white woman, Christ follower, outdoor enthusiast: I am a seeker of justice and truth who has re-found my spiritual home in progressive Christianity. I serve as the Associate Pastor at a small Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation near the mountains of Colorado where I live with my beloved.
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5 Responses to Konark – Seaside Temple

  1. Malou says:

    Beautiful pictures! I hope to also get to visit India someday. 😉

  2. Lee says:

    Interesting photo and slideshow.

  3. anurag3009 says:

    Simply loved your pics. Showcases the true Odisha…I have recently started my own blog. Please do visit and leave a feedback.
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