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Bhubaneswar, Puri, Konarak

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The temples here stand unrivalled for the beauty of their carving.

Hindu God Jagannath is worshipped in the temple in Puri, 63 km from Bhubaneswar. This idol is taken out annually in procession on a giant wood chariot, which resembles the structure of a temple. "Juggernaut" is derived from this ritual.

Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa, is an ancient cathedral city, with over a hundred medieval temples.

Another architectural masterpiece in Orissa is the 13th century Sun Temple in Konarak, 85 km from Puri. Built as a chariot with 12 pairs of wheels, this temple has some marvelous carving.

   

 

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