Puri by Rakhee Mullick

Puri

HORSE OF THE KONARK TEMPLE: Sun Temple of Konark is renowned throughout the world for its stone sculptures. The temple was designed in the shape of a huge chariot drawn by 7 mighty spirited horses on 12 pairs (total 24 wheels) of gorgeously decorated wheels at its base.The representation of these seven horses has been explained in different ways by many. The seven horses, which pull the sun temple eastwards towards the dawn, represent the seven days of the week. These seven horses at Konarak are the seven colours visible in a rainbow - VIBGYOR. The seven horses are named after these seven colors.