India - Sun Temple, Konârak

On the shores of the Bay of Bengal, bathed in the rays of the rising sun, the temple at Konarak is a monumental representation of the sun god Surya's chariot; its 24 wheels are decorated with symbolic designs and it is led by a team of six horses. Built in the 13th century, it is one of India's most famous Brahman sanctuaries.

Date of Inscription: 1984

Postcard 1: rec Oct 2011 from elbe (Germany) - Built in the thirteenth century in the formof a chariot on which the sun rides through the sky daily.

Postcard 2: rec Oct 2011 from elbe (Germany) - One of the Wheels of the Chariot has minutely sculptored erotic figures.

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