Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Puri: Photo 11
The east or main gate. The temple was established in the 12th century by Anantavarman Chodagaga as a temple of Purushottama, the god later transformed into Jagannathat. The column or ceremonial pillar originally stood before the temple at Konark but was brought here after Muslim invaders defiled that place and caused its abandonment, apparently in the 16th century.
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