The Konark Sun Mandir is one of the greatest scientifically designed structures ever built.

The knowledge and precision of our ancestors is unmatchable!!

@LostTemple7

#EngineersDay
Built in the 13th century C.E, the Konark Sun Mandir combines advanced engineering techniques with astrological knowledge to correctly predict time of the day accurate to the minute. It does this via multiple sun and moon dials.

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The large sundial consists of 8 major spokes which divide 24 hours of the day into 8 equal parts of 3 hours each. There are 8 minor spokes which run exactly in the middle of the major spokes such that the time between a major spoke and a minor spoke is 1.5 hours or 90 minutes.
The edge of the wheel has 30 beads in between a minor & a major spoke dividing 90 minutes into 30 equal intervals of 3 min each. The beads are large & one can determine if the sun`s shadow falls on the center or on the ends. Thus we can calculate time accurate to the minute.

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11 Sep
Kedarnath dham Stood against so many natural adversities but still is in its full Glory.

It is a symbol of our unwavering faith from time Immortal!!

Har Har Mahadev 🙏🚩
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It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas

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But still the faith and the devotion of Bhakts was so strong that they used to face every difficulty to have darshan of baba kedarnath.
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7 Sep
Such marvels our ancestors had made thousands of years back across the landscape of the World.

Be proud of ur Civilisation 🚩

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Prambanan is an 8th-century Hindu temple compound in Special Region of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, dedicated to the Trimūrti,
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3 Sep
Ayodhya🚩
Abode of Prabhu Shri Ram!!
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one of the most important mandir in the city.
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It houses Hanuman ji's mother, mata Anjani, with a young Hanuman Ji sitting on her lap.

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13 Aug
The Jewel of Hampi- The iconic Chariot🚩

Would u believe if i say it is made of Stone ??
Stone Chariot is an iconic monument located in front of Vijaya Vittala mandir in #Hampi central #Karnataka
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

It is a shrine dedicated to Garuda, vahan of bhagwaan Vishnu

It is meant to represent the beauty and artistic perfection of the Empire
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It has been built by slabs of granite whose linkages have been cleverly hidden with artistic designs.

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2 Aug
Grandeur and Precision of our ancestors is Unparallel !!

Brihadeeswara Mandir 🚩

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Built by Tamil king Raja Raja Chola.
the temple is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site
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It is surrounded by massive walls that are divided into levels by sharply cut sculptures and pilasters providing deep bays and recesses.

Each side of the sanctuary has a bay with iconography.

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Look at the Sheer size,
Minute details,Vibrant colours, Exceptional design and the Craftmanship of ancestors🙌

Meenakshi Amman Mandir🚩

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Located in Madurai #TamilNadu

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