Visiting Places around Konark
Chandrabhaga Sea Beach :
The distance that needs to cover for reaching the Chandrabhaga sea beach from Konark sun temple is 3.8 km, and the time required to reach the Ramachandi temple from Konark sun temple is 11 minutes.
The beach called Chandrabhaga Sea beach because the Chandrabhaga river combines in this beach, a special pooja conducted on the 7th full moon day of Magha Masam, and there will be a heavy crowd to bathe in the holy water. It’s believed by devotes that by having a bath in the holy water it will demolish from sin. The sand art festival will celebrate for five days from December 1st to December 5th, and this is a platform for the sand artists to demonstrate their art.
The distance that needs to cover for reaching the Ramachandi temple from Konark sun temple is 35.9km, and the time required to reach the Ramachandi temple from Konark sun temple is 56 minutes.
Ramachandi Temple is on the banks of the Kusabhandra river. This temple dedicated to goddess Ramachandi and some people believe that this temple dedicated to goddess Maya Devi who is the wife of god Surya. There is no evidence in the temple to conclude about diety as it’s collapsed on leaving breaking walls, throne. The reason behind the construction of Ramachandi temple in a seashore is a Hindu Brahmin young boy named Kalapahad converted to Islam and started destroying temples. He destroyed the sun temple and arrived at Ramachandi for destroying it. The goddess dressed as a servant and asked Kalapahad to wait at the door for cool water. He waited for a long time as he is not with water he frustratedly entered the temple to collapse the statue of diety and found the throne empty and he thought that the servant had taken away the statue in search of a servant he went to the banks of Kushabhadra river and found goddess floating on the middle of the river he returned as the river is outpouring at that time. Goddess appeared in the dream of a priest and asked him to build a temple at the seashore that temple now called Ramachandi temple.
Astaranga Beach :
The distance that needs to cover for reaching the Ramachandi temple from Konark sun temple is 35.9, and the time required to reach the Ramachandi temple from Konark sun temple is 58 minutes.
Astaranaga beach is famous for fishing, and this is one of the famous fishing villages, and every morning a market is set up with different fresh fishes. The best time to visit Astanga beach is in the winter season from October to March.
ASI museum situated near the sun temple ad there is 250 different kinds of antiques collected from the sun temple. The collection consists of antique pieces as carved stones, images of Surya Narayana, and some erotic sculptures. The main elements in the museum are stupa that is surrounded by several small stupas with different dimensions.
Konark Dance Festival:
This Konark dance festival celebrated in the backdrop of Konark sun temple. Konark dance festival celebrated in December, and it’s an annual event held in Sun temple Konark. Different age group dancers perform classical performances for the promotion of the Konark monument. This festival held by the non-profitable charity.
VISHNU TEMPLE – it is located behind the Ramachandi temple.
KONARK MATHA – this math is situated close to the compound wall of the sun temple. There is no deity in the temple. Nirakar Brahma is being to worship in the Math.
BELESORE – it is 214km from Bhubaneswar and 16 km from Chandipur.
BALIGHAI – it is 8 km from puri
PIPLI – it is 45 km away from Konark.
KAKATAPUR – it is locate on Prachi Valley which is 61km from Bhubaneswar and 45 km from Konark.
PURI – it is 35km from Konark.
BHUBANESWAR – it is 65 km from Konark and it is capital Orissa.
KURUMA – 8km from sun temple. It is a small village.
CHAURASI – 14 km away from Kakatapur.