Tag: Konark Sun Temple

Sun Temple At Konark
RTI report reveals huge irregularities in ticketing at Konark Temple, Khandagiri caves

Local ASI officials, entrusted with collecting tickets from visitors were allegedly involved in ticket recycling affecting up to Rs 50 lakh loss to the ASI coffers every month.

  • Tuesday, 25 October 2022
Srimandir unsafe, amicus curie tells Orissa HC
Srimandir unsafe, amicus curie tells Orissa HC

Orissa High Court appointed amicus curie NK Mohanty submitted an affidavit to the court highlighting his visit to the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri and Sun Temple in Konark.

  • Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Union Steel Minister
Union Steel Minister In Awe Of 800 Year Old Iron Beams In Konark Sun Temple

Singh was surprised to see the massive Iron beams used in the construction of the UNESCO World Heritage temple which haven’t corroded much even after 800 years of exposure to salty air and water

  • Friday, 25 February 2022
Rampant Illegal Sand Mining Threat To World Famous Konark Sun Temple, Flora Fauna
Rampant Illegal Sand Mining Threat To World Famous Konark Sun Temple, Flora Fauna

The magnitude at which the sand mafias are excavating sand from Balibanta will have a catastrophic impact on the Sun temple and the rich biodiversity. 

  • Thursday, 06 January 2022
Experts Work Out On Structural Safety Plans For Konark Sun Temple Post Sand Excavation
Experts Work Out On Structural Safety Plans For Konark Sun Temple Post Sand Excavation

The experts shed light on the ancient techniques using which the famous Sun temple was constructed and the present condition of the shrine's physical structure.

  • Monday, 27 December 2021
World Tourism Day: No 'Sun' Rise day In Odisha
Odisha's 'Best Kept Secret' Out: Konark Sun Temple, Monuments In Golden Triangle No More Fav Of Tourists

The golden triangle is no more the pole star for tourists. Odisha takes a backseat in fort tourism when it's a trending craze among the visitors - domestic and foreign  

  • Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Samaleswari Temple
Temples, Religious Places In Puri, Sambalpur Reopen Today, No Decision On Srimandir Yet

After remaining out of bounds for over three months, temples and religious places in Puri and Sambapur districts reopened today for devotees amid strict adherence to Covid safety protocols

  • Tuesday, 03 August 2021
Konark Sun Temple Reopens For Visitors

The world heritage site which had remained out of bounds for the tourists due to Covid-19 pandemic has been thrown open for the visitors today amid strict guidelines

  • Monday, 02 August 2021
Support pours in for Abhijit Iyer as social media condemns arrest

Bhubaneswar: Following the arrest of journalist Abhijit-Iyer Mitra for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Odisha and Konark Sun Temple, social media users today condemned such step by Odisha police terming it as bizarre and violation of freedom of speech. People from all walks of life including writers, historians and reputed names in national media reacted […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Supreme Court rejects Abhijit Iyer's bail plea

New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) today rejected the bail plea of journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra in connection with a case filed against him for making objectionable remarks about Odisha and Konark Sun Temple. Declining to provide relief from arrest, the apex court said as the scribe has hurt religious sentiments of people, bail cannot […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Abhijit Iyer's arrest not justified: Amnesty India

Bhubaneswar: Non-government organisation, Amnesty India has come out in support of journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, arrested over derogatory remarks on the Konark Sun Temple and comments against Odisha MLAs. In a tweet, the NGO said that Odisha govt must release Mitra as a criminal case for such conduct is not justified. “The Odisha govt must release […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Konark Temple
CM Naveen writes to Centre over ASI replacing stone carvings at Konark Temple

Bhubaneswar: Worried over reports of replacement of stone carvings at Konark Sun Temple by Archaeological Survey Of India (ASI), Odisha government today urged the Centre to look into the sensitive issue. In a letter to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sought the Centre’s intervention based on a news report […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Konark remains out of bound for tourists due to agitation by locals

Konark: Hundreds of tourists were stranded after all the roads connecting to Konark were blocked by members of Konark Bhu Suraksha Committee demanding urgent measures to resolve land related disputes. Visitors from different parts of the country had to face hardship as they could not visit Konark and other tourist destinations. “I had come along […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Waterlogging threat to Konark Sun Temple: CM seeks Centre's intervention

Bhubaneswar: Initiating measures to save the pride of Odisha’s culture and heritage, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday shot a letter to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma urging an immediate intervention into the water drainage problem at the Sun Temple of Konark. In his letter, Patnaik stated that the flooding problem in Konark Temple poses a […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Dharmendra inaugurates Sun Temple beautification project

Konark: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurated the development and beautification project of the world-famous Konark Sun Temple undertaken by the Indian Oil Foundation (IOF), a non-profit trust of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) on the ocassion of Utkal Dibasa on Sunday. Odisha has completed 82 years of its formation on linguistic basis after a […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021