Get to Know India's Forgotten Heritage Structures
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Delhi, Nov. 19 -- Did you know that in 1806 the English East India Company's Marine Board urged the Council in Fort William, Calcutta (now renamed Kolkata), to save the 'Black Pagoda' on the eastern coast of India as it was growing shorter in height? The 'pagoda' served as a navigational landmark when they sailed through the Bay of Bengal. An investigation into the matter led to the discovery of Odisha's famous Sun Temple of Konark. The magnificently carved temple-which was built in the 13th century to resemble the chariot of the Sun god, pulled by seven straining horses and running on 24 giant wheels, yet maintaining all the rules of Indian temple architecture-was lying forlorn and in ruins, with local people removing the stones to be us...
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