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Sharmili Mallick

Konark: After a long nine months of hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent nation-wide lockdown, the light and sound show at the historic Sun Temple in Konark will resume from today while adhering to all the Covid-19 protocols strictly.

As per the Sun Temple authorities, two shows of 40 minutes each will be held in a day. The first slot will start at 6.30 PM while the second show will begin at 7.30 PM. Keeping the pandemic situation in mind, only 200 seating arrangements have been done in each show.

The show which describes the glorious history behind the construction of temple and its rich culture, can be watched in three languages- Odia, Hindi and English. The entry ticket for the show has been kept at Rs.50 per person.

Meanwhile, the concerned temple authorities have made elaborate arrangements to ensure social distancing among the visitors are maintained. Besides, thermal screening will be done at the entry points and masks have been made mandatory for the tourists.

Last year in May, the light and sound show at Konark Sun Temple was suspended for a month due to the extensive damage caused to electrical wires and antennas in the gusty winds during cyclone Fani which hit Odisha on May 3.

Earlier on September 27, the light and sound show at Dhauli in the outskirts of Bhubaneswar had resumed while following the Covid-19 restrictions.

(Edited by Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)

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