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Konark Temple Sculptures

Listed under Works of Art in Orissa, India.

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Sculptures abound in Orissa’s Konark Temple, built in the 13th century to commemorate Surya the Sun God. However, the temple itself is actually a giant sculpture of the Sun God riding his chariot and is deemed a World Heritage Site because of the unfathomable intricacy of the carvings. From the gigantic chariot wheels to the detailed depictions of every aspect of Orissan life at the time, the Konark Temple is unparalleled anywhere in the world.

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