Konark Temple Timings and Entry tickets
Konark is a community in Puri locale of the province of Odisha (once in the past Orissa), India, on the Bay of Bengal, sixty-five kilometers from Bhubaneswar well known for its thirteenth century Sun Temple and the Chandrabhaga River.
Konark is otherwise called Konaditya. The name 'Konark' is gotten from the words Kona - Corner and Arka - Corners of Sun; it is arranged on the north-east of Puri or the Chakrakshetra. The Sun Temple of Konark, regularly called as the Black Pagoda, was developed in the mid thirteenth century by Raja Narasimhadeva-I of the Ganga Dynasty is an adequate demonstration of the creative greatness of the time.
Usually considered the best among different Temples of its sort and that is stating something when you are discussing the brilliant triangle of Odisha which brags of Sri Jagannath Temple and Lingaraj Temple of Puri and Bhubaneswar.
Story of Konark Temple
Legend has it that Samba, the ruler of Krishna and Jambavati entered the washing council of Krishna's wifes, and was reviled by Krishna with disease. It was announced that he would be diminished of the revile by loving the Sun god on the ocean coast North East of Puri.
It is said that the Temple was not finished as imagined in light of the fact that the establishment was not sufficiently able to hold up under the heaviness of the substantial arch. As expressed in the different stories viewing the Temple just as its development, the Temple have a gigantic quality of intensity. It is trusted that this colossal power originates from the two ground-breaking magnets. It is expressed that these magnets are utilized in the development of the pinnacle. The magnet made the royal position of ruler to float amidst the air.
Because of its attractive impacts, vessels going through the Konark ocean were attracted to it, bringing about overwhelming harm. Different legends express that attractive impacts of the lodestone exasperates boats' compasses with the goal that they didn't work accurately. To spare their delivery, the Portuguese voyagers removed the lodestone, which was going about as the focal stone and keeping every one of the stones, and the iron sections used to hold them dividers together, of the Temple divider in parity. Because of its relocation, the Temple dividers lost their equalization and in the long run tumbled down. In any case, there is no record of this event in any verifiable records, nor is there any record of the presence of such an incredible lodestone at Konark.
Design of Konark Temple
The Sun Temple is the climax of Odishan Temple engineering and a standout amongst the most staggering landmarks of religious design on the planet. The gigantic structure, presently in vestiges, sits in lone magnificence encompassed by floating sand. Today it is found two kilometers from the ocean, however initially the sea came nearly up to its base. Until genuinely late occasions, truth be told, the Temple was close enough to the shore to be utilized as a navigational point by European mariners, who alluded to it as the 'Dark Pagoda'.
The Konark Sun Temple has a place with the Central Indian style of Temple design, however it doesn't have tall shikharas of the later temples of Odisha and Central India.
How to visit Konark Temple
Konark is a standout amongst the most noticeable urban communities of Odisha. It is exceptionally renowned vacationer goal, particularly for the individuals who are going from eastern or southern piece of India. The advantageous method to get to Konark is drive either from Puri (33km) or Bhubaneswar (65km). The best time to visit Konark is from October to March.
How to reach Konark Temple by air
The neighboring airplane terminal is at Bhubaneswar, which is around 64 km away. It is connected with Kolkata, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, and Nagpur and works a few non-stop flights.
How to reach Konark Temple by train
The railroad stations closest to Konark are situated in the twin urban communities of Puri and Bhubaneswar. These stations are connected with practically all the significant goals in India via train.
Train Number Train Name You may board at You may land at Days of Run Classes
- 18464 Prasanthi Exp
- 12864 Yesvantpur Howrah Exp
- 12509 Guwahati Exp
The National and State Highways connect Konark with Puri and Bhubaneswar shaping a virtual triangle famously known as Golden Triangle of East. To reach Konark from Bhubaneswar, in the wake of voyaging 20km take a left turn once you reach Pipli town. The street straight ahead prompts Puri.
Contracting a taxi is the most ideal method for movement among Puri and Konark. There are great number of transport transports just as private mentors utilizing from both the urban areas. State transports are likewise accessible to Konark from Bhubaneswar's Bus Stand, Vani Vihar and Kalpana Chhak. Travel by transport is anyway less expensive contrasted with leasing a car.there is no railroad station at Konark.
What to See Konark Sun Temple
The primary fascination of the spot is the Konark Sun Temple declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1984. The Temple is arranged in the Konark town toward the north of Puri in the waterfront district of the Bay of Bengal. It has broad stone carvings on the dividers, a considerable lot of them exceedingly sexual. However, the Temple is under ruin because of substantial disintegration its magnificence is as yet reflected in its designers.
The Sun Temple UNESCO World Heritage Site worked in thirteenth centuru in the respect of the sun-god Surya is at present under vestiges. The whole Temple was planned in the state of a titanic chariot with 24 wheels around three meters high and pulled by seven ponies, conveying the sun god, Surya, over the sky. Surya has been a well known divinity in India since the Vedic time frame.
Perspective on the Jagamohan and the demolished shikhara of the Surya Temple at Konark
The Temple compound estimates 857 ft (261 m) by 540 ft (160 m) The arrangement of the Sun Temple is on the east-west course.
The whole Temple was arranged so that it is fitted with twelve sets of stunningly embellished stone wheels. The ponies were imagined so that the Sun God (Surya) himself drives this chariot, his place being inside the garbhagriha.
The real passage in the Temple is place on the east side and it faces the ocean. This passage is situated in the façade of bhogamandapa which is otherwise called the Hall of Offerings. The models of artists just as artists is engraved on the dividers of this corridor, henceforth the lobby was later utilized for the customary move presentation.
On the western side of the Temple lies the asylum tower which are presently only a messiness of different sandstone sections which are kept one over another. This noteworthy development is accepted to have a pyramidical rooftop regularly known as jaganmohan.
The top of Jagamohana has a rooftop that has around 3 levels and numerous resolutions are set over them. The rules are both of artists or the performers. The stage at the base additionally has a figure of Lord Shiva as Nataraja and playing out the move. The inside of the porch is presently a-days desolate up.
The stairs that takes you up towards the Statute of Surya is situated past the patio. The resolution of the Sun god is cut out a colossal green hued chlorite stone. It should be the most excellent show-stopper present in Konark. In any case, the passage way to the Jaganmohan is as of now shut because of quick fall of flotsam and jetsam and stones from the roof.
Key attractions in Konark Temple
The Konarak Temple likewise denotes the finish of the Temple building engineering in Odisha. Aside from the portrayal of the stone haggles caparisoned ponies drawing the huge chariot of Sun God, the Konarak Temple is a normal case of the Odishan Temple design. The Temple isn't unique in relation to those of different locales.
The eastern entryway which is the fundamental access to the Temple compound, is improved with Gajasimha (Lion upon an elephant) pictures, with outward faces, introduced on two high stone-seats on either side of the section.
This image isn't of a sundial. It is a many-sided portrayal of the Dharmachakra, or Wheel of Sun, Konark
The wheels of the chariot are additionally representative and have been deciphered as the 'Wheel of Life'. They depict the cycle of creation, protection and accomplishment of acknowledgment. The breadth of every one of the wheels is about nine(2.73 meters) feet and every one of them has a set eight a balance of. They are extravagantly cut everywhere. The thicker ones are altogether cut with roundabout emblems at their focuses on the most stretched out piece of the face. The axels of the wheels venture by around one foot from the surface, having comparable adornments at their finishes. The edges are cut with structures of foliages with different flying creatures and creatures, while the emblems in the spokes are cut with the figures of ladies in different extravagant stances, for the most part of sexual nature.
The nata mandir before the Jagamohana is flawlessly cut with the pictures of artists, greenery and foliage, men in protective layer, and inventively suggestion.
There are three pictures of the Sun God (prior four) at the best, confronting every bearing to get the beams of the sun at first light, early afternoon and nightfall.
The figures of elephants which had initially remained as an afterthought dividers of the flights of ventures at the northern and southen sides of the Jagamohana, were found in the midst of the befuddled mass of flotsam and jetsam.
The Melakkadambur Shiva Temple, worked as a chariot amid the period of Kulottunga Chola I (1075-1120), is the most punctual of this sort, is still in a very much safeguarded state. [Note: Kulottunga Chola is additionally credited with having fabricated the Suryanaar Temple close Kumbhakonam.]
There is a little historical center outside the Temple compound kept running by Archaelogical Survey of India, which stores the figure from the Temple ruins. It stays open from 9.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. of Saturday to Thursday. Friday is shut. Section is free of expense.
Toward the south west of the Sun Temple there is the Temple of Goddess Ramachandi. There are, in any case, contrast of assessment about the managing god of this Temple. It has been inferred by some this was the Temple of Mayadevi, spouse of Surya (Sun god) while others opine that it was the before Sun Temple.
Konark Temple Complex
Timings 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entry tickets Rs 10/-
Open all days of the week
Konark Temple Museum
Open on Saturday To Thursday
Timings 09:00AM to 05:00PM
Closed on Fridays
Entry Fee Rs.5.00/-
(Rates subject to change without notice)