A standout amongst the most shocking landmarks of religious centrality, a genuine perfect work of art of engineering gladly remains as Sun Temple at Konark. A summit of Oriya design, the sanctuary is a brilliant place as the dialect of stone annihilations the human dialect here. Worked in thirteenth century by King Narasimhadeva, the sanctuary is planned in the state of a giant chariot with seven ponies and twelve wheels, conveying the sun god, Surya, crosswise over sky. The sanctuary being an imperative point of interest in the beach front voyage of European mariners was named ‘The Black Pagoda’ by them.
The fanciful reference expresses that Lord Krishna’s child Samba was stricken with uncleanliness because of his dad’s revile. The previous experienced serious atonement for a long time at Mitravana close to the conjunction of Chandrabhaga River with the ocean at Konark and at last prevailing with regards to satisfying the God Surya, the healer of all skin sicknesses, and was restored of his ailment.
In appreciation, he chose to erect a sanctuary in the respect of Surya. Surya has been a well known divinity in India since Vedic period. Consequently, it is portrayed in Rig Veda viewing Prayer of Sun God as takes after. It was committed to the Sun-God (Arka) prevalently called Biranchi-Narayan, and the tract in which it is arranged was referred to as Arka-Kshetra and in addition padma-kshetra. Among the five incredible religious zones or Kshetra which were situated in Odisha (Orissa), Konark was thought to be one, the other four being Puri, Bhubaneswar, Mahavinayak, and Jajpur. There are a few littler places of worship arranged in the area of the Sun Temple. In them are discovered Rameswar,Chitreswara,Tribeniswara, and Utpaleswar, all Siva-lingas; and Ramachandi Rudrani, Khileswari, Charchika and Chitreswari, different types of Goddess Durga. Legends encapsulated in the Kapila Samhita, the Madala Panji, and the Prachi-mahatmya, take the holiness of Konark back to legendary circumstances. The legends of these late messages are an undeniable adjustment of a significantly prior convention as recorded in the Bhavisya Purana and the Samba Purana.