About Konark Sun Temple India

According to Purushottam Mahatmya, Lord Vishnu killed the demon Gayasur and to commemorate his victory, placed his Sankha (cronch) in Puri, Chakra (disc) in Bhubaneswar, Gada (mace) in Jajapur and Padma (lotus) in Konark. These were later known as Sankha Kshetra, Chakra Kshetra, Gada Kshetra and Padma Kshetra respectively. It is described in Puranas that Sun and Lord Shiva themselves had performed penance in this Arka Kshetra to get rid of their sins

Konark Sun Temple full Structure