Odisha, a costal state of India, situated on eastern side of the country, by the Bay of Bengal. This region is an ancient land with rich history portrayed through its magnificent #architectural monuments.
The temples of Odisha exhibit majestic glory. An Oriya temple usually consists of a sanctum, one or several front porches, usually with pyramidal roofs and a dancing hall. The #Lingaraja Temple at Bhubaneswar and #Jagannath Temple at Puri form the most exquisite example of this kind of architecture.
The Odiya architecture is different from other parts of India. Where temples are intricately carved with marvellous architectural design, on the other hand housing structures are much simpler and basic. Though there are some #Maths(where sadhus can stay) and Dharamshalas which have remarkable colonial style structure. In Puri, every house has painted graphic of Lord Jagannath at the entrance.
PEOPLE AND STREETS
KONARK – SUN TEMPLE
#Konark- sun temple built in 13th century by King Narasimhadeva, the temple is designed in the shape of a colossal chariot with seven horses and twelve wheels, carrying the sun god, #Surya, across heavens. Temple located 35km north of Puri and 65km from #Bhubaneswar.
There are 18 caves in #Udayagiri hill. These caves were excavated by #Kharavela and his successors in 1st century B.C. The activity continued till the time of A.D. 10th – 11th century. Most of the caves consists of a row of cell. This cells are dormitories. In later periods some of the cells were converted in to shrines with minor alterations.
Fishing occupation is one of the major income source for the costal villagers. Fishermen sail in to Bay of Bangal for daily fishing activity.
Some low cost mobile shops of vendors, who carry their goods from one place to another, on this innovative set-up.