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the sun temple of konark in india is one of the unique temples around the world because of its planned execution and engineering brilliance.... However, legend has it that the temple was constructed by Samba, the son of Lord Krishna. It is said that Samba was afflicted by leprosy, brought about by his father’s curse on him. After 12 years of penance, he was cured by Surya, the Sun God, in whose honour he built the magnificent Konarak sun temple.
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
the magnet claim reeks of pure BS , sorry - the temple is 3.5km from the coast line [ which is just a beach ] the nearest point a ship would put in is 7km away
and in coastal waters - sailors would navigate by identifiable geolographical features
to affect the compasses of ocean going ships - would require a magnetic feild so powerfull that its effect on ANY magnetic object in the immediated vicinity of the temple would be so great that no iron object could be used withinn 100s of meters
magnetic feilds obey the ` invers square ` rule - to put it simply if you double the distance from the magnet its effect drops to by the square root - with EACH doubling of distance
if the legend was ever true - why does it not address this simple fact - the magnetic effect in the temple vicinity on any iron object - would be far more spectacular than its alleged effect on a ships compass miles away