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=> Odisha government has planned to run the Sun Temple completely on solar energy.
=> Konark is going to be the first model town in Odisha to shift from grid dependency to green energy.
About Konark Sun Temple:
=> Location: Konark is situated at a comfortable distance from the famous religious and tourist centre of Puri (35 K.M.) and the capital city of Bhubaneswar (65 K.M.)
=> Meaning of Name: "Konarka" , the place bears a name composed of two World elements: Kona meaning corner and ARKA meaning the Sun.
=> The main Temple was called by European sailors "The Black Pagoda" as it formed an important landmark for them in their coastal voyage.It forms part of the golden triangle of Odisha, along with Puri and Bhubaneswar, and attracts tourists, pilgrims, and history and art lovers.
=> Built by: Built by King Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga dynasty from 1238-1250 CE.
=> Features: The Sun Temple built in the thirteenth century was conceived as a gigantic chariot of Sun God, with twelve pairs of exquisitely ornamented wheels pulled by seven pairs of horses.
=> The alignment of the Sun Temple is in the east-west direction.
=> The temple is a World Heritage Site is situated in the eastern state of Odisha and is a massive temple dedicated to the Sun God temple
=> Great poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote of Konark: “Here the language of stone surpasses the language of man.”
=> Protection : The Sun Temple, Konârak is protected under the National Framework of India by the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (AMASR) Act (1958) and its Rules (1959).
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