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Hand Carved Sundials (clock ) at Konark Temple

This temple is dedicated to the Sun god Surya, and no wonder that it embodies an accurate clock, which dates back to 1250 A.D. The whole sanctuary is a flawlessly adorned chariot mounted on 24 wheels (for day clocks and night clocks), each around 10 feet in measurement and drawn by 7 strong stallions. The 7 steeds speak to the times of the week and the 12 sets of wheels speak to the 12 months of the year.

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Shiva Linga at Amarnath Cave

Arranged in a thin canyon at the elevation of 3,888 meters, the sacred Amarnath cave bears the world renown stalagmite of ice. The well known Amarnath Ice Linga is framed by dropping water through the mountain hole, which grows up vertically to form that Linga. People say that on the Shravan day, Lord Shiva described Amar Katha — the mysteries of the universe — to Goddess Parvati.

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Burnt Mysore Palace

The Wooden Palace is said to have got burnt during the time of the wedding of the Princess Jayalakshammanni. It is only in 1897 that a plan was commissioned to build a new palace.

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15 Years of Hard Work

A plan for constructing an exotic palace was commissioned by the Maharaja Krishnarajendra Wodeyar IV to the British Architect Henry Irving. It took 15 long years to finish the architecture. Finally, the grand Mysore Palace was complete in 1912.

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The Extravaganza of Dasara

The age-old tradition of Dasara festival is celebrated in the Mysore Palace even to this day. Mysore Dasara is one of the famous festivals which even attracts the global audience to Karnataka.

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