Konark Sun Temple of Navagraha in the form of Navagraha Konark Road,, Near Jagannath Temple, Konark-752111

The temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This temple is also featured on NDTV's list of Seven Wonders of India and Times of India's list of Seven Wonders of India.

Temple Etiquette

  • Footwear not allowed inside

    Footwear not allowed inside
    Footwear to be left outside the temple. In summer be careful of the hot paving stones.

  • Prasad and donation

    Prasad and donation
    Use your right hand to accept prasad and give donations. The left hand is considered unclean in India.

  • Dress conservatively

    Dress conservatively
    Avoid shorts, skirts, tanktops and do not expose legs.

  • Restricted entry

    Restricted entry
    Entry is normally restricted to temple priests in the sanctum sanctorum. Some temples restrict the entry of non-Hindus

  • Avoid cellphones

    Avoid cellphones
    Use of cell phones is restricted normally. Photography is restricted in some temples.

  • Circumambulation or pradakshina

    Circumambulation or pradakshina
    Devotees are to walk around the sanctum sanctorum in a clockwise direction

About Konark Sun Temple

Sun Temple is a famous Hindu temple. This temple was constructed in the 9th century. Based on this, there were Sun temples at Mundira (possibly Konark), Kalapriya (Mathura), and Multan. The samba, the son of krishna was suffered by leprosy. Saga kataka advised him to bless the sun god. It will cure this leprosy. Samba penance for 12 years in Mitravana near the shores of Chandrabhaga. 

By european sailors this monument are called as the Black pagoda. In puri Jagannath Temple is called as White Pagoda.


Gahirmatha Beach

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Reserve Puri-Konark Marine Dr Odisha Olive Ridley, Kendrapara, Kendrapara (Dist), Odisha

Gahirmatha Beach is a beach in the Indian state of Odisha. The beach separates the Bhitarkanika mangroves from the Bay of Bengal is the world's most important nesting beach for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles.


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