stone elephant - konark sun temple (india)

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Elephant sculpture at the Konark Sun Temple (India)

Not sure if the human figure that the Decorated Elephant is holding is a Hindu deity.­

It could be a war elephant and an enemy soldier.­

The Konark Sun Temple is famous for the thousands of high-relief sculptures of Maithuna (sexual union in a ritual context).­

For more photos and information about this place, go to the Konark Sun Temple album.

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Konark Sun Temple (India) Elephants India 2013
State Highway 13, Ranihatsahi, Konark, Odisha 752111, India