The Sun Temple at Konark was built in the 13th century AD. Among all North Indian temples the one that stands unparalleled in terms of both architectural conception and sculptural brilliance is the Sun Temple at Konark. The temple is massive and designed as a chariot of Sun God with 12 pairs of wheels and drawn by 7 horses. It is a monument of epic imagination. The main temple is characterised by a curvilinear tower, which is no more extant.