What are stories behind Sun Temple, Ellora Caves, Kailashnath and Sanchi?
Any sort of help about the following topics with these places will be greatly appriciated!
1) Who Build It
2) Physical Environment Of The Monument/ Temple
3) Materials used to build them
4) Stories/Legends behind monument
8) Dangers to monument
9) Ways to protect
10) Need to protect
Thank You. You little effort along with mine will make my day and help me in my project report
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavourite answer
the sun temple:
Konark is the site of the 13th-century Sun Temple (also known as the Black Pagoda), built in black granite by King Narasimhadeva I (AD 1236-1264) of the Ganga dynasty. The temple is one of the most important Brahman sanctuaries, and is a World Heritage Site. It takes the form of the chariot of Surya (Arka), the sun god, and is heavily decorated with stone carving. The entire complex was designed in the form of a huge chariot drawn by seven spirited horses on twelve pairs of exquisitely decorated wheels. The entrance is guarded by two lions, which are shown crushing a war elephant each. Each elephant in turn lies on top a human body. The temple symbolises the majestic stride of the Sun god. At the entrance of the temple is a Nata Mandir. This is where the temple dancers used to perform dances in homage to the Sun-god. All around the temple, there are various floral and geometric patterns. There are also human, divine and semi-divine figures in sensuous poses. The poses contains couples in various amorous poses, and are derived from the Kama Sutra. The temple is now partly in ruins, and a collection of its sculptures is housed in the Sun Temple Museum, which is run by the Archaeological Survey of India. The poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote of Konark: "here the language of stone surpasses the language of man".Source(s): http://wikipedia.org/
- Anonymous1 decade ago
wish I did know it