The Puri temple is built on a gigantic raised platform in the heart of the city, The temple complex is enclosed by a wall about seven meters high -including the height of the platform. The area of this platform is more than 4,20,000 sq.ft. The wall is pierced by four gates ,facing the four directions. On the east-facing gate, there are stone images of two lions and it is called the Lions Gate. The north, south and west facing gates are similarl
Konark Sun Temple located in the village of Konark. It is the World Heritage Site since 1984. most popular tourist destination in Orissa. which is 35km north of Puri on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century Hindu temple dedicated to the sun god. Shaped like a giant chariot, having elaborately carved stone wheels, pillars and walls. A major part of the structure is now in ruins.