Devotees take dip near Sun temple in Odisha

At least three lakh devotees offered prayers to the Sun god after a mass ritual bath in Odisha`s pilgrimage town of Konark on the auspicious occasion of Magha Saptami, an official said.

Free entry in Konark temple to be taken up with ASI: Katoch

Union Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch said her ministry would take up demand of people of Odisha for free entry into Sun Temple at Konark once week with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Bodh Gaya blasts: Odisha sounds alert in Puri, Konark and Dhauli

As the countdown for the annual Rath Jatra of Lord Jagannath has already began, Odisha government on Sunday sounded high alert at Puri, Sun Temple at Konark and different Buddhist sites including Dhauli.

Lakhs take holy dip in Konark

More than five lakh devotees Sunday took a holy dip in Odisha`s temple town Konark and offered prayers to the sun god on the occasion of Magha Saptami.

Four lakh people take holy dip in Konark

At least four lakh pilgrims on Thursday took a holy dip in a pond in Orissa`s temple town of Konark on the occasion of Magha Saptami which Hindus consider auspicious, the authorities said.

Konark Sun Temple safe and sound, claims ASI

ASI which is in charge of conservation and preservation of
the Sun Temple at Konark since 1915 on Thursday informed the Orissa
HC that it was taking utmost care for proper
protection of the 800-year-old ruined edifice.

Experts inspect Sun temple to prevent waterlogging

With water-logging posing a
serious threat to the historic Sun Temple at Konark, an
expert team sent by Orissa government inspected the heritage
site to examine the drainage system there.