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Konarak

KONARAK or KANARAK, a ruined temple in India, in the Puri district of Orissa, which has been described as for its size " the most richly ornamented building externally at least in the whole world." It was erected in the middle of the 13th century, and was dedicated to the sun-god. It consisted of a tower, probably once over 180 ft. high, with a porch in front 140 ft. high, sculptured with figures of lions, elephants, horses, etc.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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