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Tag: Konark

Glitches Mar Online Ticketing At Odisha Sun Temple, Restive Tourists Give Two Hoots To Covid Norms 
Glitches Mar Online Ticketing At Odisha Sun Temple, Restive Tourists Give Two Hoots To Covid Norms 

The chaotic situation has come to such a pass that the local police had intervened to bring the situation under control.  However, normalcy was restored in the Unesco heritage site as the server started functioning after a one-hour glitch.

Activists March To Chandrabhaga Opposing Proposed Tourism Project Near Konark Sanctuary
Activists March To Chandrabhaga Opposing Proposed Tourism Project Near Konark Sanctuary

Hundreds of people took out a rally at Chandrabhaga in Puri district on Monday, protesting against the Odisha government’s proposal to transfer a patch of forest land to the Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco). 

ECO Retreat Konark
ECO Retreat On Konark Beach Inaugurated

Odisha Tourism’s Eco Retreat 2021 inaugurated in Konark along with Satkosia, Bhitarkanika, Daringbadi, Hirakud, Pati Sonapur and Koraput

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Konark Festival 2021
Konark Festival: Where Graceful Dancers Come Together To Dazzle All

Indian classical dance extravaganza, ‘Konark Festival’- 2021, kicked off at Konark on Wednesday following inauguration by CM Naveen Patnaik. The five-day programme is being organised by the state tourism department in association with Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi and OTDC. A few distance away, the pristine Chandrabhaga Beach in Konark also witnesses renowned sand artists from across the globe sculpting unique creations on the beach during these five days.

Coastal Erosion
Climate Crisis | Signs Ominous As Sea Drives Into Konark Marine Drive

Chandrabhaga Beach located in Konark offers some stunning sunrises and sunsets.

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Odisha: 'Defunct' Drinking Water Project In Konark Irks Locals
Odisha: 'Defunct' Drinking Water Project In Konark Irks Locals

A large number out of the 260 hand pumps and 72 stand posts installed in Konark NAC, are defunct, alleges locals.

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President Kovind Offers Prayers At Puri Srimandir, Donates Rs 1 lakh

Puri: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday donated Rs 1 lakh to the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) after offering obeisance to the Holy Trinity at the 12th century shrine in Puri. He along with his wife Savita-the first lady-offered worships in the sanctum sandstorm and spent around 40 minutes on the temple premises. After […]

Konark: Magha Saptami Rituals Held Without Public At Chandrabhaga (WATCH)

Konark: The holy dip rituals on the occasion of Magha Saptami were conducted at the Chandrabhaga beach in Konark today without the participation of devotees due to prohibitory orders clamped in the wake of the pandemic. As per the tradition, at around 4.30 am, the three presiding deities of Konark – Tribeniswar, Ishaneswar and Dakhineswar, […]

Magha Saptami: Section-144 To Be Clamped Around Chandrabhaga Beach

Puri: The district administration of Puri has decided to enforce prohibitory order under Section 144 around Chandrabhaga beach in Konark in view of Magha Saptami dip scheduled to be observed on February 19, 2021. The decision to impose the prohibitory order has been taken to prevent spread of COVID-19 during the festival that witnesses a […]

Odisha Govt Puts Restrictions On Magha Saptami Chandrabhaga Dip

Konark: The annual holy dip rituals at Chandrabhaga beach observed on the occasion of Magha Saptami, the seventh day of the waxing phase of the Odia month of Magha, will be held with limited devotees this year. As per the information provided by State Minister Tusharkanti Behera, only 500 people will be allowed to participate […]

Konark To Undergo Massive Makeover Under Heritage Area Development Plan (See Pics)

Bhubaneswar: The UNESCO World Heritage, Sun Temple and its periphery in Konark is all set to undergo a makeover. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday gave a thumbs up to the draft of Konark Heritage Area Development Plan. The purpose of the project is stated to ensure safety and security of the temple, attract […]

Hit Hard By Covid-19, Odisha Tourism Sector Limping Back To Normalcy

Bhubaneswar: The tourism sector in Odisha which was hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, has started limping back to normalcy with the relaxation of restrictions and opening of major temples and tourist destinations across the State. The Puri-Konark marine drive, the most sought after holiday destination which witnessed a deserted look throughout the year due […]

Light and sound show at Sun Temple in Konark resumes today
Light And Sound Show At Sun Temple In Konark Resumes Today

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 […]

Normal Life Thrown Into Disarray As Dense Fog Blankets Parts Of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Normal life has been thrown out of gear due to dense fog that enveloped several parts of the State on Thursday. The extreme foggy condition especially in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack and interior parts of Odisha has also disrupted the road as well as railway traffic due to poor visibility. Such condition continued till late […]

Odisha: Handicraft Traders Allege Illegal Sand Lifting By ASI From Konark Sun Temple Premises

Konark: The Konark Handicraft Traders’ Association on Wednesday alleged that the officials of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have illegally lifted and transported sand from around the world famous Sun Temple here in Puri district. Sand has been lifted from the land adjacent to the world heritage site, which is under the care of ASI. […]

Konark Dance Festival
WATCH: Odissi, Kathak Artistes Enthrall Audience On Concluding Day Of Konark Dance Festival

Konark: Audience saw some dazzling performances by Odissi and Kathak artistes on the final day of Konark Dance Festival on Saturday. On the concluding day, the fest opened with ‘Mangalcharan’ dedicated to Lord Sun, the presiding deity of Konark by the senior artists of Bhubaneswar-based Guru Kelu Charan Mohapatra Odissi Research Centre. It was followed […]

Konark: Stunning Sculptures In International Sand Art Festival Leave Crowd Awestruck
Konark: Stunning Sculptures In International Sand Art Festival Leave Crowd Awestruck

Konark: The second day of 9th edition of International Sand Art Festival on Wednesday saw stunning sand sculptures themed on ‘Sea Life’, ‘Our Heritage’ and ‘Covid-19 awareness’. The sand festival is underway at pristine Chandrabhaga beach, around 3 kilometres from the Sun Temple in Konark adhering to all the Covi-19 protocols prescribed by the State […]

Odisha: Konark Festival, Sand Art Festival Start From Dec 1

Bhubaneswar: The twin events of Konark Festival of classical dance performances with the grand Sun Temple in the backdrop and the International Sand Art Festival will kick start in Odisha’s Konark on December 1 and go on till December 5. The 31st edition of the Konark Festival being organised by Odisha Tourism will be held […]

Odisha: Miscreants Loot Woman Bank Employee In Konark
Odisha: Miscreants Loot Woman Bank Employee In Konark

Puri: In a broad daylight heist, unidentified miscreants looted a two-wheeler and other belongings including cash from a woman in Annasara area in Konark here today. The woman, whose identity is yet to be established, reportedly works at a private bank. Sources said three miscreants came on a speeding vehicle and intercepted the woman near […]

Watch: Dying Baby Monkey Gets New Life, Netizens Thankful

Puri: At a time when instances of wild animals being killed for their body parts continue to do rounds often, an act of utmost compassion by two friends towards an injured baby monkey in Odisha is flooding the internet with notes of heartfelt thanks. Two friends from Bhubaneswar who were on their way to Konark […]

Wait Is Over: Mo Bus Service To Puri & Konark From September 27

Bhubaneswar: The Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) has decided to introduce the services of MoBus from the capital city to Odisha’s tourist corridors Puri and Konark on World Tourism Day, i.e. September 27 (tomorrow). The public transport service in MoBus to Puri and Konark will commence in two routes – Route 50 would connect Master […]

Police Gheraoed By Villagers: 20 Women Among 30 Persons Detained In Odisha

Puri: Police detained 30 persons including 20 women on Monday on charges of holding police personnel captive for five hours and obstructing them from discharging their duty. As per the reports, a team of Gop Police including the Inspector In-Charge had gone to the Redhua village on August 6 to arrest a person on charges […]

Road Corruption Unmasked: Multiple False Bills Made For An Unconstructed Road In Last 10 Years

Konark: Residents of Sorova Panchayat under Gop block in Puri district have alleged large-scale corruption in the construction work of a road in their locality. As per sources, over Rs 10 lakh has been sanctioned in various phases for the road construction of the 8-km road connecting Sorova High School and Maheswar ME School to […]

Column: ASI Must Now Go The Whole Hog

By Sandeep Sahu Thank God good sense has finally prevailed! After stubbornly resisting all suggestions by experts for years, the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has finally relented and agreed to remove the sand from under the Jagamohana of the Sun Temple in Konark, the 13th century architectural marvel. The first recommendation for removal of […]

Decision To Remove Sand From Inside Konark Temple After Report: Union Minister

Puri: UNESCO, in its website describes Konark Sun temple as, “On the shores of the Bay of Bengal, bathed in the rays of the rising sun, the temple at Konarak is a monumental representation of the sun god Surya’s chariot.” However, the centuries old temple’s structural integrity needs protection and for the purpose, the National […]