Waiting for Surya

Waiting for Surya

The house of the Hindu sun god Surya is sculpted with intricate details. From its base to the roof, you will find markings smaller than a thumb to huge structures all of which seem to have interesting stories to tell. Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore once said that “here the language of stone surpasses the language of man.”

What looked like a very ancient temple is actually just under 800 years old. Konark Sun Temple is a UN World Heritage Site located in Puri District, Odisha state, India. It is one classic example of Kalinga architecture.

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3 thoughts on “Waiting for Surya

  1. There are many symbolic features. Like the Statue in four directions showing the process of ageing. Many erotic carvings too. Indeed a marvelous temple. The seven horses symbolic of seven wavelengths making up light. etc etc..

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      1. Ancient temples are all about symbolism. Surya Dev or God of Sun in reality is a demi God, not the supreme being or God. He is worshiped as a marvelous gift of nature.

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