Sunday, April 30

The Sun Temple at Konarak

On a hot Sunday morning in March I went to see The Sun Temple at Konarak. I didn't expect to see such a huge structure.
Every inch of the temple is carved intricately.
Naga figures, amorous couples, vines and geometric motifs which form a texture. Such wealth of patterning.
The temple is in the form of a chariot and the wheels are iconic of Odisha.
One would require a lifetime to examine and appreciate the wealth of detail and iconography in this temple. It's simply mind blowing.
The person who conceptualised and directed the creation of this masterpiece must have been a master at his craft.One assumes it was a man but I wonder if were a woman.
In any case the person's knowledge of material, architecture, Hindu iconography and sculpture must have been unparalled.  

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