Konark International Sand Art Festival 2017

The International Sand Art Festival is an one of its kind festival organized at the Chandrabhaga beach of Konark in Odisha from December 1 to December 5. This 5 day extravaganza features sand artists from many countries who compete with the best Indian artists for the title. Its an remarkable cultural event held along with…

Mukhteshwara & Raja Rani temple at Bhubaneswar

Mukhteshwara temple and the Raja Rani temple are two ancient temples built around 10th century and have gained a reputation of having some best stone sculptural work among the temples in India.

Konark: The Black Pagoda in Odisha

I am back with my first post of 2017. I  wish you had a great start to the new year and welcomed it by enjoying to the fullest. My first destination of 2017 is a ruined 12th century temple in Puri district of Odisha – The sun temple of Konark. Konark Temple is an eerie place…

Mystic dham of Lord Jagannath at Puri

The Jagannath temple at Puri was constructed in 12th century by the Ganga dynasty rulers who ruled over Kalinga (present day Odisha). As per the legends, the temple was originally constructed by the divine architect Vishwakarma and the idols were carved by the supreme Lord Vishnu himself who appeared in the form of a carpenter. The temple has a typical Kalinga architecture characterised by the vimana, natya mandapa, jagamohana and other features.

A guide to the Jagannath Temple at Puri

The Jagannath temple at Puri is one of the Char Dhams. It is also known as the Purushottama kshetra, Martya Vaikuntha, Sri Khetra, Nilachala Dham etc. Owing to its reverence, there is a huge influx of devotees throughout the year. There are many legends and miracles surrounding this mystic temple.

Lingaraj temple in the city of Temples

Best time to visit: Nothing in particular, but try to visit early morning or in the evening. Photography: Not allowed How to reach: The temple is easily accessible through city bus or auto rickshaws from the Kalpana chowk of Bhubaneswar. Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar is one of the oldest known Shiva temples in India. The…