Konark Sun Temple is a beautiful Indian Temple, located in Konark (Orissa) and it was constructed during the 13th century by King Narasimhadeva I with oxidized and weathered ferruginous sandstone.
In its long history the temple was renovated several times (is one of the most renovated template from India) and it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also, Konark Sun Temple is one of the Seven Wonders of India.
The name Konark is derived from two words: the Tamil word Kona(meaning Lordor Peak) and the Sanskrit word Arka(sun) in reference to the temple which was dedicated to the Sun god Surya.
According to some experts, Konark Sun Temple had once a 60 meters height, and it was the tallest temple in India. It was destroyed in 1508 along with other Hindu temples, when Orissa was invaded by Kalapahad.