Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Day 8 April 23 Konark Odisha

Early Morning,  I went back to the Sun temple. Fresh pristine air around.

Sun temple, full view 

                        In front of the sun temple, :) With two of the horses that pull the chariot.
                              Originally there were 7 horses. One for each day of the week.

Intricate carvings cover the whole structure.
That of dancers.
Also that of figurines depicting the kamasutra. Konark and also the Khajuraho temple in Madhya Pradesh is famous for that.

There is a belief that if one takes a dip in the sea nearby as the first rays of the sun fall, one will get cured of skin diseases. Even leprosy.
More pictures and matter later. When I have more time.

:) Found some men gathering mangoes from a tree.
Enjoyed a freshly plucked mango that they gave me.

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