There are many souls and stories merged in the walls of Konark Sun temple. They all have the stories, Culture and Art of an era curved in it. Those are the stories that various artists have inked.

Tale of wall of Konark sun temple.

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Symbol of Art : Wall carvings are the symbol of Arts
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Wall Carvings : Art of Converting formless into form

Stories and tales have always had a way of preserving and evoking the past. Furthermore, in today’s society, skepticism abounds regarding the authenticity of stories that are solely transmitted through generations. As a result, such narratives are often dismissed and eventually forgotten. Moreover, it is important to note that the narratives etched into stone hold a distinctive and enduring significance. They remain for longer periods and vividly illustrate the past. Moreover, the Konark Sun Temple stands as an architectural wonder where we can witness the intricacies of all the sculptures. Many artists painstakingly carved these works of art on the walls over the course of almost 12 years. Additionally, these narratives serve as a medium for preserving and safeguarding forgotten tales of the past.

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Standing proud : Sun template, the walls of Carved spirits

The voracious appetite of the age is destroying these masterpieces, which were laboriously and time-intensively produced. The deterioration and atmospheric pollutants have dulled their beauty. They reveal a wealth of important details about historical periods and how our ancestors lived. From kings to peasants, they have a wealth of stories to share. The Konark Sun Temple, a marvel of the ancient world, stands as a testament to the devotion of the Hindu sun god Surya.

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Art of Building

The carvings vividly depict scenes from the Kama and Midhuna. Additionally, each year, this architectural marvel attracts tens of thousands of tourists and followers. Moreover, the Konark Temple distinguishes itself from other temples in Odisha in several ways. Notably, the wheels in this temple bear the name Ashoka Chakra, resembling the wheels of the sun god’s chariot. It is noteworthy that the Ashoka Chakra also finds its place on the Indian flag. Despite the fact that these wonders have lost their novelty, they continue to stand proud in Konark, Odisha.

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Altered Perspectives  : Different views of the walls of the Sun temple
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Surreal creations : Surrealistic arts of wall carvings
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Ancient Stories : Engraved stories of the ancient ages
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Finest in details : An icon of perfection with finest details
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Faded out : Pollutions are masking away these stories
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Dance Forms : Depiction of Odisha’s arty dance performances
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Ancient Kingdom : Ancient times come alive in these walls

All the photos and text in this post are copyright of Ajayakumar S A, Pathanamthitta ,Creative Hut Institute of Photography. A photography school in Kerala called Creative Hut gave him a Professional Diploma in the Art of Photography. It is illegal to copy them, in whole or in part, without the permission of the rightful owners.


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