24 Must See Things At Konark Sun Temple In Odisha; Anuradha Goyal; Inditales

Konark Sun Temple in Odisha, dedicated to Sun, mesmerizes you with jewelers precision in its sculptures and with the scale at the same time.

Source: 24 Must See Things At Konark Sun Temple In Odisha | Inditales

Soon, you can walk through interiors of Konark Sun Temple, now sealed with sand; New Indian Express

The British had filled the Jagamohan with sand and sealed it in 1903 to ensure the stability of the 13th-century monument.

Source: Soon, you can walk through interiors of Konark Sun Temple, now sealed with sand

Konark Temple: Is Archaeological Survey of India Good Enough To Prevent Sun Temple’s Decay?; Sandeep Sahu; Outlook India

Preservation of the original stones that have those intricate and erotic designs is a massive task. Will ASI let UNESCO step in and save this world heritage site?

Source: Konark Temple: Is Archaeological Survey of India Good Enough To Prevent Sun Temple’s Decay? | Outlook India Magazine

Uproar After ASI Allegedly Replaced Centuries-Old Murals Of Konark Temple With Plain Stones; Bobins Abraham; India Times

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.

Source: Uproar After ASI Allegedly Replaced Centuries-Old Murals Of Konark Temple With Plain Stones

Pilgrimage sites in Odisha that will please the soul of every believer; Yash Tripathi; Republic World

Pilgrimage sites in Odisha are filled with experiences that are too peaceful and blissful to miss out. Here is a list of some must-visit temples in Odisha.

Source: Pilgrimage sites in Odisha that will please the soul of every believer – Republic World

Konarak Sun Temple; Avantika Lal; Ancient History

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Try out top ten tours that give you… access all areas; Neil Simpson; Daily Mail

Small escorted tour holidays are increasing in popularity, whether they offer trips to Russia or the Lake District. Neil Simpson rounds up ten of the best with VIP treats galore.

Source: Try out top ten tours that give you… access all areas 

Odisha’s Golden Triangle. Have You Been?; Uttara Gangopadhyay; Outlook India


Bhubaneswar, Puri and Konark are the holy trifecta…

Source: Odisha’s Golden Triangle. Have You Been?

Travel Diaries 2019: Things you must do when visiting Konark; Saurav Ranjan Datta; Hindustan Times

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.

Source: Travel Diaries 2019: Things you must do when visiting Konark | travel | Hindustan Times

Shortage of entry tokens sparks tension at Konark Temple in Odisha; New Indian Express

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.

Source: Shortage of entry tokens sparks tension at Konark Temple in Odisha

Waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, acres of lush green: Here’s a glimpse of rustic Odisha; Shireen Kanchwala; Economic Times

Odisha has on offer a unique perspective on culture and history.

Source: Waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, acres of lush green: Here’s a glimpse of rustic Odisha

Top UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India Every Traveller Must Visit; Charu Chowdhary; India.com

From Madhya Pradesh to Odisha, Karnataka to Rajasthan, these are India’s top UNESCO sites.

Source: Top UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India Every Traveller Must Visit

Konark Sun Temple reopens 11 days after Fani; Bikram Keshari Jena; OTV

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.

Source: Konark Sun Temple reopens 11 days after Fani | OTV

Times Passion Trails – Cultural heritage of Odisha; Lakshmi Sharath

On a cultural heritage of Odisha, exploring some of the places to see in Odisha with Times Passion Trails…

Source: Times Passion Trails – Cultural heritage of Odisha

Sun temples in India – the big four; Times of India

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.

Source: Sun temples in India – the big four

Know Your Monument: The Sun Temple at Konark; Swathi Gopalakrishnan; Indian Express

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.

Source: Know Your Monument: The Sun Temple at Konark

Neglect and paradoxical rules on preservation threaten India’s historic Hindu Sun Temple; Religion News Service

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.

Source: Neglect and paradoxical rules on preservation threaten India’s historic Hindu Sun Temple – Religion News Service

No threat to Konark Temple: UnionMin; New Indian Express

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.

Source: No threat to Konark Temple: UnionMin

Konark Sun Temple in good shape, no threat of any kind: Union Minister Sharma; Odisha Sun Times

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.

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Dodgy over Konarak; The Statesman

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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