Konark Sun Temple in Odisha, dedicated to Sun, mesmerizes you with jewelers precision in its sculptures and with the scale at the same time.
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The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has rejected reports that centuries-old stone carvings at Odisha’s Konark Temple as part of restoration works at the monument. On Monday ASI tweeted saying such reports are false and misleading and that the images being circulated are from different locations. The controversy erupted after two pictures which were said to be before and after images from Konark Temple began making rounds on social media.
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Not far from Puri, around 35 km away, and an hour’s drive is the Konark Sun Temple, an UNESCO World Heritage Site and a structure which has inspired awe in the hearts and minds of all the enlightened souls who have witnessed its sublime architecture.
While the temple witnesses a heavy footfall on Sundays and holidays with more than 5,000 tourists, entry tokens can be issued to only 1,000 tourists as per the norms.
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The Konark Sun Temple which had suffered minor damages in cyclone Fani was reopened for visitors today. Visitors were allowed entry inside the UNESCO World Heritage site, 11 days after cyclone Fani, through manual tickets.
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India is a land of mysticism, and ancient sun temples in India only add to its glory. Dedicated to the Sun god Surya, there are quite a few Sun temples in the country.
In the fifth edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, we look at the magnificent Sun Temple of Konark. Built in the 13th century, this tribute to Surya in the form of a massive celestial chariot continues to awe visitors with its architectural depiction of the Sun’s journey through time.
BHUBANESWAR, India (RNS) — The uncertain fate of a 13th-century temple to the Hindu sun god has many demanding that the government re-examine its approach to cultural preservation.
Asserting that not a single stone of the temple has been replaced after 1997, the Union Minister said preservation works of the temple is being done as per the UNESCO guidelines.
Reiterating his claim that the Sun Temple in Odisha’s Konark is in a good state of preservation, Union Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma today.
It is deeply unfortunate in terms of cultural history that Odisha’s Konarak Sun Temple, declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, should now be at the centre of an unseemly controversy.
Source: Dodgy over Konarak