The Sun Temple Konark Orissa


The sun Temple of Orissa is Located on the shoreline,little over 3 km from the sea, the temple takes the form of the chariot of Surya (Arka)., the Sun God, and is heavily decorated with stone carving. The Temple is located in natural surroundings, abounding with casuarina plantations and other types of trees such as mahogany, rosewood, eel which grow on sandy soil. The area of  the Surya Mandir devoid of people, covered with dense forest, filled with sand, overrun by wild animals and became the abode of pirates. It is said that even the locals feared to go to Konark in broad daylight.
The Sun Temple of Orissa is  devoted Hindu Lord Surya. The Sun Temple, built in the thirteenth century, was conceived as a gigantic chariot of the Sun God, with twelve pairs of exquisitely ornamented wheels pulled by seven horses.
About  The Sun Temple marvel 

This fantastic effort in human perseverance took 1200 workers about 12 years to complete and that the ’’Dadhinauti’’ (Peak) of the main temple had to be installed by the 12 year old son Dharmapada Moharana of the Chief Architect Bishu Moharana. The said peak being a 52 ton magnet. This magnet was the reason the entire edifice endured the harsh conditions (being on the sea front) for centuries without being affected. The main pratima (idol) was believed to be floating in the air because of the unique arrangements of the main magnets and other series of magnets. The placement of the temple had been aligned in a way that the first rays of the Sun falling on the coast would pass thru the Nata Mandir and would reflect from the diamond placed at the center of this idol in the Main Sanctum. This phenomena would last for a couple of minutes during the early morning. These magnets were later removed by the Britishers for acquiring the magnetic stone

The Sun Temple of Orissa Uniqueness of the temple lies in the fact that between every two stone pieces there lies an iron plate. The temples higher floors have been reinforced using massive iron beams in the structure.

Concerning The Sun Temple (Surya mandir) Of Orissa

The  Sun worship in the Konark temple ended upon the removal of the sacred image from the temple. This resulted in the end of pilgrimages to Konark. The port at Konark was also closed, due to pirate attacks.The  people belive Sun worship as it was for commercial activities, but after the cessation of these activities, Konark became deserted and was left to be enveloped by a dense forest over the years.

The Image Of Surya Mandir Orissa

The Popular Sun Temple In Konark Orissa India

Sun Temple Konark Wallpaper

Konark Sun Temple 

The Art  Of Surya Mandir Orissa

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INDIAN HINDU TEMPLE - The Sun Temple Arasavlli Photo

Hindu Sun Temple Arasavlli  

How To Reach Sun Temple Arasavlli ?

The Hindu God Sun Temple Arasavlli placed in Arasavalli Village which is at a distance of about 1 kilo miter east of Srikakulam city in Andhra Pradesh, State of India.

An ancient Indian temple Arasavlli committed to the Sun God Surya.

What is the meaning of Arasavlli ?
The original name of Arasavlli is Harshavalli means house of joy.

About Sun Temple Arasavlli Story (Legend)

Lord Balarama, the incarnation of lord Vishnu brought the flow Nagavali river together with the rut of his farmer as a consequence consecrated a place of worship ( Temple or Mandir ) of Uma ( Goddess Parvati ) plus Rudra ( Lord Shiva ) Koteshwara upon the seashore of the flow.  All the deities arrived on present theirs obeisance on Divine Couple.

God Indra, The God Of Paradise did not show up on time. Lord Indra made his nearness pending late night. Nandi, the vehicle of Lord Shiva was guarding the entrance gate. Lord Indra tried on disobey the rules near entering the house of prayer. Nandi did not grant Lord Indra into come to in, because of it was resting interval of the Divine Couple (Shiva Parvati). God Indra was adamant, on witness the temple.

Nandeeshwara kicked God Indra with his foot also sent Indra’s flowing in the air towards Eastern side. Lord Indra fell down senseless with body pains. God Indra offered prayers on Sun God because of relief.  God Sun took concern upon Lord Indra, touched his body with strong curative rays, as a result and got back his strength and relieved from pain. Indra dev was thankful the Sun who gave him fullback his strength. Indra dev did a appeal toward Sun God Surya to grant him to stay and feed him forever.

Why Important Pushkarini ( Lord Indra Pushkarini ) ?
Lord Surya granted his desire also disappeared. Indra Dev with the aid of his Vajrayudha dug the land and a Pond was formed. The Pond is named next Lord Indra - Indra Pushkarini.

Devotees carry a holy plunge in the Pushkarini previous to visiting the main Sun Temple.

Lord Indra Pushkarini
Lord Indra Pushkarini

About Sun Temple Arasavlli Architect Viswakarma - The  Divine Architect constructed the temple. Lord Surya's mandir(Temple) receive a hit studded with infrequent diamonds, Hands with Abhaya Mudra,  Wide inaugurate eyes, Beautiful attention rings and a Graceful face.

The Arasavalli temple was built by the Eastern Kalinga Kings who ruled over the Kalinga region from the 4th through the 14th centur. Inscriptions reveal grants made by Aditya Vishnu Sarma and Bhanu Sarma of the Kalinga clan. The present structure is largely a result of 18th century renovations.

Sun God Surya Idol Inside Temple
A black granite image of Surya about 5 feet in height bearing lotus buds (hence the name Padma Paani), flanked by his wife Padma, Usha and Chhaaya, on a 7 horse driven chariot is the object of worship here.

At the base of the image are the gate keepers Pingala and Danda and the saints Sanaka and Sananda. Surya's charioteer Aruna (Anoora) is also depicted in the image.

Photos of Sun God Surya Arasavalli
Photos of Sun God Surya Arasavalli

Pictures Of Sun God Surya
Pictures Of Sun God Surya

Why to Visit Sun Temple Arasavlli ?
Hindu Sun temple arrange in such a way that the God Sun rays fall on the feet of the God 2 times a year in the months of February and June during the early hours of the day. The rays fall on the feet of idol for a few minutes through the five entrance gates of the arasavlli templ.

The five idols installed in one place in the temple viz., 1.Aditya 2.Ambica 3.Vishnu 4.Ganesha, 5.Maheswara are worshiped by different devotees.

Mythology About Sun Temple Arasavlli

The People suffering with eye and skin diseases are believed to be making welled by the god at this temple.
Every Sunday people from different places from Andhra & Orissa any from many other state come here for worshiping the Sun God Surya.

Sun temple Arasavalli Entrance Gate

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