The Konark Surya Mandir (Temple) (also spelled Konarak) is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu Sun God - Surya Bhagvan. Shaped like a giant chariot, the temple is known for the exquisite stone carvings that cover the entire structure.
Konark wheels-Great Wheel Despite being the symbol of time, The wheels of the chariot have been interpreted as the ‘Wheel of Life’. They portray the cycle of creation, preservation and achievement of realisation. The rims are carved with designs of foliages with various birds and animals, whereas the medallions in the spokes are carved with the figures of women in various luxurious poses, mostly of erotic nature. These wheels may also possibly represent the twelve Zodiacs.