An interesting aspect of the Konarak temple complex is the collapse of the main temple. Some scholars even believe that the main temple was never completed. Percy Brown asserted that the temple … [Read more...] about Where’s Remaining Portion of Konark Temple?
Temples in Bhubaneswar | Bhubaneswar Temples | Odisha
Bhubaneswar is the capital city of Odisha, India. It was the ancient capital of the Kalinga Empire and the architectural legacy of the period is its greatest attraction. There are many sites in the city that testify the importance of the region during the 7th to 11th century A.D when the Kalinga kings ruled Odisha and the regions beyond it. The Ananta Vasudeva Temple and Vindusagar tank in the only temple of Lord Vishnu in the city of Shiva. The temples in Bhubaneswar are thus regarded as having been built from the 8th to 12th century of saivite influence.
The Jain and Buddhist shrines give a clear picture about the settlements around Bhubaneswar in the first two centuries B.C, and one of the most complete edicts of the Mauryan emperor, Ashoka, dating between 272-236 B.C, remains carved in rock just 5 miles to the southwest of the modern city.
'Atithi devo bhava' campaign of tourism department came under attack as a group of tourists from Malaysia cut short their Odisha visit in protest against alleged harassment by some priests at Alarnath … [Read more...] about Malaysian Tourists Harassed at Alarnath Temple, Leave in a Huff
The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) is planning to set up another Ananda Bazaar in a bid to create more space for devotees who can collect and eat Mahaprasad easily. Decision to this … [Read more...] about SJTA to Develop Another Ananda Bazaar at Puri Jagannath Temple
Structural condition of Jagamohan, a sprawling prayer hall facing the sanctum sanctorum of Puri's famous Jagannath Temple, is highly unsafe and might collapse anytime. This is the fear expressed by … [Read more...] about Jagamohan of Puri Temple May Collapse Anytime: ASI Official
A Son et Lumiere, or a sound and light show, will soon begin at Odisha's famous 13th century Sun Temple at Konark in a bid to ramp up tourist footfalls to the state. The Archaeological Survey of … [Read more...] about Son et Lumière to Begin at Konark Sun Temple
In Short: According to Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials, Odisha’s only UNESCO’s World Heritage site - the famous Konark Sun temple - might lose its place from the prestigious list from … [Read more...] about Konark Sun Temple in Danger of Losing Its World Heritage Site Tag