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Under the rule of which king was the Sun Temple at Konark built?

  • 1
    Anantha Padmanbhan
  • 2
    Samudragupta
  • 3
    Narasimhadeva 1
  • 4
    Anantavarman Chodaganga
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Answer : 3. "Narasimhadeva 1"
Explanation :

1. The Sun Temple of Konark was built in the 13th century during the reign of King Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty and is located in the Puri district of Odisha state.

2. This temple is dedicated to Lord Surya and is known for its huge size and unique architecture.

3. The temple was built in the form of a huge chariot, the roof of which was decorated with 12 huge ratha-chakras.

4. The walls of the temple were decorated with sculptures of gods and goddesses and mythological scenes.

5. The temple was destroyed by a cyclone in the 15th century.

6. The temple was rebuilt in the 1980s.

7. Konark Sun Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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