Konark"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Ramachandi Temple - Ramachandi Temple is located south-west of the Konark Sun Temple on the mouth of Kushabhadra River. According to the legends, this temple was dedicated to Goddess Ramachandi, while others debate that Sun God was worshipped here. The legend behind the construction of temple says that Kalapahada vowed to destroy all the temples of Hindu worship during 17th century. After destroying the Sun temple, he moved ahead to destroy Ramachandi temple. To protect the temple, Goddess Ramachandi dressed as a maid servant and asked Kalapahada to wait at the door till she brings water from the river for the Goddess. After a long wait, Kalapahada entered the temple and found the throne empty. He thought that the maid took away the deity, so he followed her in anger. On reaching the bank of the Kushabhadra River, he found Goddess Ramachandi floating in the middle of the river and returned back.

     

    Archaeological Survey of India Museum - Archaeological Survey of India Museum is located outside the Konark Sun Temple. Founded in 1968, the museum holds exhibit of 260 antiquities that were found in and around the premises of Sun Temple. The exhibition is displayed in the four galleries within the museum that are open for public. First gallery of the museum holds 62 antiquities, out of which the Khandolite built reconstructed wheel is a major attraction. Second gallery holds exhibit of 108 antiquities, including reconstructed wall of temple, celestial nymphs and the head of the crocodile in gigantic nature. Third gallery of this museum showcases 45 objects like celestial nymphs, image of Surya Narayana and Gaja-Vyala, the king and his troop. Recent addition to the museum is the fourth gallery, which holds exhibit of 45 artefacts. Roaring lion, man tied by the elephant trunk, part of a Surya image and king witnessing dance performances are some of the artwork displayed at this gallery.

     

    Kuruma - Kuruma is a small village located 8 km away from the Sun Temple. High wall and antique images of Heruka and Buddha were found in the excavations that were carried out at this village. This popular Buddhist site was built between 9th and 10th century. The monastery in the village is enshrined with the excavated statue of Buddha. In the statue, Buddha is seated cross legged with right hand in Bhumisparsa mudra and left hand placed over his left knee.

     

    Vishnu Temple - Vishnu Temple is a broken brick temple, which is located behind the Ramachandi Temple. The temple is presently just the ruins and remains of original temple. Locals believe that presiding deity in the temple was of Lord Vishnu. Today, tourists visiting the temple can only see the half broken walls of temple. These walls have figures of Goddess Laxmi and Goddess Saraswati. Tourists can see a pillar in front of the temple, which is believed to be the seat of Garuda, who was the cosmic charioteer of Lord Vishnu.

     

    Konark Math - Konark Math, which is also known as a monastery, is located close to the Sun Temple. No deity is worshipped in the monastery and only Nirakar Brahma is worshipped. The concept of the Math is based on the Sunya Sadhana or the contemplation of the Eternal void. According to the local belief, this monastery is the Samba Ashram, where Samba raised several huts for worshipping the Sun.

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  • Hotels of Konark

    Lotus Resort Ramchandi Beach, Konark

    Lotus Eco Village

    Lotus Resort Ramchandi Beach, Konark Lotus Resort Konark, Puri is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Puri. The unique feature of this resort is the thick wooded area of pine wood and the bushy low trees to s

    3,970.00 Avg/night

    Panthanivas Yatrinivas, Konark

    Puri Konark

    Panthanivas Yatrinivas, Konark offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This prope

    2,300.00 Avg/night

    Konark Lodge, Konark

    Konark Police Station

    Konark Lodge, Konark offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is cre

    2,250.00 Avg/night

    Pantha Nivas, Konark

    OTDC

    Pantha Nivas, Konark offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is cre

    3,000.00 Avg/night

    Royal Lodge, Konark

    Opp: Konark Temple

    Royal Lodge, Konark offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is crea

    1,500.00 Avg/night

    Travellers Lodge, Konark

    Konark Rd

    Travellers Lodge, Konark offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

    2,350.00 Avg/night

    Hotel Sun Villa, Konark

    Post Konark

    Hotel Sun Villa, Konark offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is

    4,500.00 Avg/night

    Labanya Lodge, Konark

    Konark Rd

    Labanya Lodge, Konark offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is cr

    2,420.00 Avg/night

    Banita Lodge, Konark

    Konark

    Banita Lodge, Konark offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is cre

    2,500.00 Avg/night

    Tarini Lodge, Konark

    Konark

    Tarini Lodge, Konark offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This property is cre

    2,000.00 Avg/night

    Lotus River Seaside Resort, Konark

    Konark-Puri Marine

    Lotus River Seaside Resort, Konark offers comfy and reasonable keep for each business and leisure travelers who looking for some economical decisions. It is a professionally managed hotel in the heart of the city. This p

    3,970.00 Avg/night

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    Ramachandi Temple - Ramachandi Temple is located south-west of the Konark Sun Temple on the mouth of Kushabhadra River. According to the legends, this temple was dedicated to Goddess Ramachandi, while others debate that Sun God was worshipped here. The legend behind the construction of temple says that Kalapahada vowed to destroy all the temples of Hindu worship during 17th century. After destroying the Sun temple, he moved ahead to destroy Ramachandi temple. To protect the temple, Goddess Ramachandi dressed as a maid servant and asked Kalapahada to wait at the door till she brings water from the river for the Goddess. After a long wait, Kalapahada entered the temple and found the throne empty. He thought that the maid took away the deity, so he followed her in anger. On reaching the bank of the Kushabhadra River, he found Goddess Ramachandi floating in the middle of the river and returned back.

     

    Archaeological Survey of India Museum - Archaeological Survey of India Museum is located outside the Konark Sun Temple. Founded in 1968, the museum holds exhibit of 260 antiquities that were found in and around the premises of Sun Temple. The exhibition is displayed in the four galleries within the museum that are open for public. First gallery of the museum holds 62 antiquities, out of which the Khandolite built reconstructed wheel is a major attraction. Second gallery holds exhibit of 108 antiquities, including reconstructed wall of temple, celestial nymphs and the head of the crocodile in gigantic nature. Third gallery of this museum showcases 45 objects like celestial nymphs, image of Surya Narayana and Gaja-Vyala, the king and his troop. Recent addition to the museum is the fourth gallery, which holds exhibit of 45 artefacts. Roaring lion, man tied by the elephant trunk, part of a Surya image and king witnessing dance performances are some of the artwork displayed at this gallery.

     

    Kuruma - Kuruma is a small village located 8 km away from the Sun Temple. High wall and antique images of Heruka and Buddha were found in the excavations that were carried out at this village. This popular Buddhist site was built between 9th and 10th century. The monastery in the village is enshrined with the excavated statue of Buddha. In the statue, Buddha is seated cross legged with right hand in Bhumisparsa mudra and left hand placed over his left knee.

     

    Vishnu Temple - Vishnu Temple is a broken brick temple, which is located behind the Ramachandi Temple. The temple is presently just the ruins and remains of original temple. Locals believe that presiding deity in the temple was of Lord Vishnu. Today, tourists visiting the temple can only see the half broken walls of temple. These walls have figures of Goddess Laxmi and Goddess Saraswati. Tourists can see a pillar in front of the temple, which is believed to be the seat of Garuda, who was the cosmic charioteer of Lord Vishnu.

     

    Konark Math - Konark Math, which is also known as a monastery, is located close to the Sun Temple. No deity is worshipped in the monastery and only Nirakar Brahma is worshipped. The concept of the Math is based on the Sunya Sadhana or the contemplation of the Eternal void. According to the local belief, this monastery is the Samba Ashram, where Samba raised several huts for worshipping the Sun.

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