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Tag: Konark Temple

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 […]

Were Murals At Konark Sun Temple Replaced With Plain Stones? ASI Responds

Bhubaneswar: A few days back, a tweep had shared two pictures of Sun Temple in Konark alleging that some of the centuries-old murals have been replaced with plain stones. A massive uproar by Twitterati over the alleged replacement of actual stone carvings has forced the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to come up with a […]

Odisha Govt's Temple Development Drive Politically Motivated: Opposition

Bhubaneswar: With the Odisha government initiating a massive temple development, beautification and renovation drive across popular religious shrines across the State, the Opposition parties have termed the move politically-motivated. Congress MLA Sura Routray said that instead of concentrating on the real issues affecting the people of the State, Odisha government has shifted its focus towards […]

Orissa High Court Raps ASI Over Delay In Konark Temple Repair Work

Bhubaneswar: While hearing the PIL on repair and conservation of the Sun Temple at Konark, the Orissa High Court on Tuesday expressed disappointment over the ‘delay’ in the repair work of the 13th century monument. The renovation work of the temple is reportedly not going on as per the direction of the HC appointed amicus […]

Op-Ed: Why No Odisha Monument In Centre’s List of Iconic Destinations?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha has always prided itself on its art and culture. Temples scattered across the state bear testimony to its great architectural tradition. The sun temple at Konark, a marvel of architectural excellence, has been listed as a UNESCO heritage site. Apart from the Sri Jagannath temple in Puri and the shrine […]

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No stones replaced at Konark Sun Temple: ASI

Bhubaneswar: Two days after the Odisha government urged the Centre to look into the issue of replacement of stone carvings at Konark Sun Temple by Archaeological Survey Of India (ASI), the organisation on Monday clarified that not a single stone carving has been replaced and denied allegations of replacement of artistic stone works at the […]

Chopper Conspiracy: While Police Summons Have Discrepancies, Minister Too Changes Version

Bhubaneswar: Even after officials of the BPI Airport and Chilika Development Authority presented their stance on the former MP Jay Panda’s helicopter route and plan approval, the police summons to IMFA and Panda have been reportedly framed with lot of discrepancies. In a tweet, Panda mentioned that the FIR by Odisha Police changed ‘sea plane’ […]

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Norwegian Ambassador to India on two-day Odisha tour

Bhubaneswar: Norwegian Ambassador to India Nils Ragnar Kamsvag inaugurated a comprehensive skill lab in the MCH premises of Capital Hospital, a family care centre at the special newborn care unit (SNCU) and attended several other events here on Monday during his two-day visit to Odisha. Earlier in the day, Kamsvag had met the Minister of […]

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Konark temple to undergo endoscopy

Bhubaneswar: After reports of stones falling from the Konark Temple, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) are gearing up to conduct an endoscopy of temple to review its internal structure for safety and maintenance purposes. The innards of the temple are still unknown and in a bid to […]

Threat to Konark temple: Odisha to draw attention of Centre

Bhubaneswar: A day after experts cast apprehensions on the stability of Konark Sun temple, Odisha on Sunday said it will draw attention of the Centre in this regard. “It is certainly a matter of concern. We hope that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) should take adequate steps for conservation of the historical monument. We […]

Sun Temple remains closed for tourists for second day

Konark: Hundreds of domestic and foreign tourists were unable to enter the Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, for the second day in a row as the protest over hike in entry fee launched on Friday continued on Saturday.

Collector requests ASI to put hike in Konark entry fee on hold for a month

Puri: The district Collector Arvind Agarwal on Wednesday wrote a letter to the superintendent archaeologist of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) requesting him to put the collection of revised entry fee for the world famous Sun Temple here on hold for the next one month keeping the law and order situation in mind. Efforts will […]

Hike in entry fee for Konark put on hold

Konark: Keeping the law and order situation in mind, Puri district collector on Tuesday asked authorities of the Archaeological Ssurvey of India (ASI) to put the collection of revised entry fee for the world famous Sun Temple at Konark on hold. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting between the sub collector […]

Hike in entry fee for Sun Temple opposed

Konark: Opposing the Central government decision to raise entry fees for Sun Temple here, Konark Suraksha Samiti closed all ticket counters at the world famous heritage site on Friday. The Central government had raised entry fees for 116 Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) managed monuments in India, including the Sun Temple at Konark, with effect […]

Lakhs take dip at Chandrabhaga on Magha Saptami

Konark: Lakhs of pilgrims thronged to Chandrabhaga near Konark in Puri district on Sunday to take a holy dip and offer prayers to the Sun God on the occasion of Magha Saptami. On the seventh day of the first half of the ‘Magha’ month, pilgrims took dip in Chandrabhaga with the age-old belief that a […]