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Why the Konark temple was built?

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Asked by anju chauhan, 19 Jul '12 10:20 am
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Konark Sun Temple is a 13th century Sun Temple (also known as the Black Pagoda), at Konark, in Orissa. It was constructed from oxidized and weathered ferruginous sandstone by King Narasimhadeva I (1238-1250 CE) of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. The temple is an example of Orissan architecture of Ganga dynasty . The temple is one of the most renowned temples in India and is a World Heritage Site. It is one of the Seven Wonders of India (as per the poll collected by NDTV). Legend has it that the temple was constructed by Samba, the son of Lord Krishna. It is said that Samba was afflicted by leprosy, brought about by his fathers curse on him. After 12 years of penance, he was cured by Surya, the Sun God, in whose honour he built the magnificent Konark Sun Temple.
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Answered by LIPSIKA, 19 Jul '12 10:41 am

 
  
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King Narasimha Deva-I of the Ganga Dynasty had ordered this temple to be built as a royal proclamation of the political supremacy of his dynasty. A workforce of 12 hundred artisans and architects invested their creative talent, energy and artistic commitment for an exhausting period of 12 years!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 19 Jul '12 10:27 am

 
  
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Ganga king Narasimhadeva built the temple to commemorate military successes against Muslim invaders.
Answered by beena john, 19 Jul '12 10:22 am

 
  
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The Konark Temple is the culmination of Orissan temple architecture, and one of the most stunning monuments of religious architecture in the world. The entire temple was designed in the shape of a colossal chariot with seven horses and twentyfour wheels , carrying the sun god, Surya, across the heavens.It was built by the King Narasimhadeva in the thirteenth century.
Answered by ankit shivam, 19 Jul '12 10:21 am

 
  
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For worshiping god surya.
Answered by provu rai, 26 Jul '12 03:28 pm

 
  
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Narega programme of maharaj
Answered by robinson, 19 Jul '12 11:18 am

 
  
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There are various reasons 1.konark temple is also known as the SUN temple ......... the temple has been built in such a way that the ray of SUN use to reflect at a particular place(a wheel shaped) from sun rise to sun set ......... from there we can know the accurate time in the day with hour, minute and second too with a help of a stick ........ 2nd. one can learn the Vastchayan sastra or get the knowledge on sex ........ it was very important in the earlier year's ........ people use to visit the temple to get the view of GOD and apart from that particularly the couples use to gain the knowledge on sex from the temples ........ sex is such a topic which can't be discussed openly ....... the only source to get the knowledge on sex from the temples ....... 3. the only temple in the world where magnets were used(around 20 tons) to protect the invaders in the sea route ........ there were such powerful magnets which were pulling the ships from a long distance(say about 2kms) to destroyee ...more
Answered by pradeep mishra, 19 Jul '12 10:38 am

 
  
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For worship of surya
Answered by Robin Hood, 19 Jul '12 10:35 am

 
  
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Legend has it that the temple was constructed by Samba, the son of Lord Krishna. It is said that Samba was afflicted by leprosy, brought about by his fathers curse on him. After 12 years of penance, he was cured by Surya, the Sun God, in whose honour he built the magnificent Konark Sun Temple.
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Answered by peeping tom, 19 Jul '12 10:25 am

 
  
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