Konark, the city of Sun Temple
is essence of Orissan craftsmanship. The Sun Temple
is designed as the Chariot of Surya, the Sun God,
with 12 wheels drawn by 7 horses.
This thousand year
old temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and bears a
unique Lingam – half Shiva and half Vishnu.
Lingaraja Temple is an architectural marvel.
This temple is considered as the”
gem of Orissan Architecture.” Here the figures are carved
in meditative postures. Mukteshwara Temple is dedicated to
This temple is an excellent example
of inventive Orissan form of temple architecture. It’s
in Brahmeswar Temple where iron beams were used for the first
time to build up a structure.
Puri Jagannath Temple-
Puri Jagannath temple stands in the
heart of the city where you can see the expert workmanship
of the Orissan artists of that era. Display of the lion head
motifs and other figures will spellbind you.
The usage of red-gold sandstone,
locally called RajaRani, gave the name to the temple. Although
the temple doesn’t have any deity but the display of
the carvings are worth observing.
It is a 12th century Vishnu
Temple, which is a place of historic and medical importance.
This temple provides traditional Indian treatments.
This temple is completely built of
brick and is well known for the sacred seats of Chausathi
yoginis. It was built for the worship of Shakti in her 64