Walkway to the temple, 13th Century temple, Konark Sun Temple.
Surprise curios on the entry walkway to the Konark Sun Temple
Vendor at Konark Sun Temple.
Family visit to the temple. Weekends are very popular for families as you will see.
13th Century temple, Konark Sun Temple, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Designated "movement" pathway - choose your own movement and use at your own discretion.
Two guardian simha-gaja(Lion/Elephant) at the entrance of the temple.
Next layer above the base.
Scaffold for repair of façade. And many more wheels. Surya to the left of the scaffold in the large niche.
Sun God Surya carved in blue chlorite aka soapstone.
Infinite numbers of carved images.
Details on the base-platform. So many images.
Horse pulling the chariot.
One of the wheels of the chariot on the sunny side.
Vast amount of detail just in this small segment.
Drawing dated July 2, 1815
For La Donna - Elephant Lover Supreme!
On the shady side, no shadows.
We were there on a Saturday, family day and lots were out proudly showing themselves.
Remember the Bull Rule, now the Elephant Rule: Don't mess with the big trunk.