Puri, Konark & Chandrabhaga – Part 2

Day starts with an incredible sight of sunrise. It is believed that Chandrabhaga is the first point on earth where the sun spreads its magical rays. This was probably the reason we were at Chandrabhaga. It is just 3 kilometers from the Sun Temple.

Not so calm atmosphere, Chandrabhaga was already occupied with hundreds of us. After 15/20 minutes wait, a yellowish red ball of fire sprung up on the horizon of an unending sea. I’m short of words to describe the majestic beauty of the sun, turning up so elegantly, so mesmerizingly. It looked to be very happy and smiling saying everything would be great as long as I’m here to take care of you.

Absolute beauty

Rolled up my jeans, trod gently on the pristine sand hand-in-hand and let the cold water caress my feet, cleaning sand underneath my soles.

Mostly in dilapidated state, the 13th century Sun Temple is surely a work of marvel. The awe-inspiring architectural grandeur of the Sun Temple made me admire those wonderful artisans who created such a world class spectacle. The UNESCO World Heritage site looks like a giant chariot with sumptuously designed stone pillars, walls and wheels. Looking at the erotic images engraved on the structure one would agree that these are no less than the impressive sculptures of Khajuraho. What add more beauty to the structure are the rambling gardens. They are attractively scattered, giving ample space to individuals to relax and unwind and couples to rekindle romance.

Sun Temple