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Wheels of Konark – Majestic and Sublime

konark wheel

Konark Sun Temple in Odisha is remarkable for its wheels. The temple has been built in the form of a giant ornamented chariot of the Sun God, Surya.

The temple has 12 pairs of elaborately carved stone wheels. Each is 3 m wide and the chariot temple is pulled by 7 horses. According to wikipedia, wheels were used as sundials.