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Devotees take dip near Sun temple in Odisha

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 11:42

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

Last Updated: Sunday, July 28, 2013, 19:06

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

Last Updated: Sunday, July 07, 2013, 23:08

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.

Troops may have extra-marital affair if denied leave: Army study

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 20:13

Denial of leave to Army personnel including officers and soldiers may tempt them to have extra-marital affairs, an Army study has said.

Lakhs take holy dip in Konark

Last Updated: Sunday, February 17, 2013, 12:58

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

Last Updated: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 11:06

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

Last Updated: Thursday, November 11, 2010, 21:40

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.

Orissa MLAs worried over safety of Konark Temple

Last Updated: Saturday, August 07, 2010, 22:08

PM Manmohan Singh has assured the Orissa government that the Sun temple at Konark was "in good state of preservation" as members of Orissa Legislative Assembly today expressed concern over the safety of the monument.

Experts inspect Sun temple to prevent waterlogging

Last Updated: Sunday, June 27, 2010, 14:14

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.

Konark Sun Temple under knee deep water

Last Updated: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 13:50

World famous Sun Temple at Konark, a World Heritage site in Orissa, was knee deep in water following torrential rains, threatening the structure and disappointing tourists.

Panel to study impact of sand removal from Konark Temple: ASI

Last Updated: Monday, March 22, 2010, 22:19

Before taking any decision on removal of sand filling from interior of Jagamohan of the Sun Temple at Konark, the ASI has set up a steering committee to study its possible impact on the structure.

ASI to study impact of sand removal from Konark Temple

Last Updated: Monday, March 22, 2010, 21:34

Before taking any decision on removal of sand filling from interior of Jagamohan of the Sun Temple at Konark, the ASI has set up a steering committee to study its possible impact on the structure.