It is believed that the temple was constructed by king Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty. The shape of the temple is of a massive chariot with sumptuously engraved stone wheels, pillars and walls.
Located at a distance of 60 kms from Puri and 34 kms from Konark in Odisha, Astaranga Beach is a visual delight to the eyes and the mind alike.Even the beach derives its name from this phenomenon, ‘Asta’ meaning ‘sunset’ and ‘rang’ meaning ‘colour’.
Konark Dance Festival is an event held annually in the backdrop of the exquisite Konark Sun Temple in Odisha. Classical performers of every age group descend on Konark to showcase their musical and dancing skills, to promote this age-old monument.