Stone Carving has been a significant art form in Orissa since the 11th century. The most glorious example of it is the Sun Temple at Konark, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The temple, in the form of a chariot for the Sun God (Surya), embellished with exquisitely ornamented wheels testifies the superior carving skills of Orissa’s rock artists.
I headed from Konark to Puri in search of artists still practicing this dying art form and was lucky to spot one of their workshops on the way…
These sculptors have carried the legacy from their forefathers and continue to tell the tale of Orissa’s glorious past in the field of art and architecture.