Odisha, one of the south eastern state of India has a small town that lies on the coast by Bay of Bengal named Konark. Konark is lies in the Puri district and is famous for the old 13th century Black Pagoda or the Sun Temple.
Odisha, one of the south eastern state of India has a small town that lies on the coast by Bay of Bengal named Konark. Konark is lies in the Puri district and is famous for the old 13th century Black Pagoda or the #Konark Sun Temple.
It is now one of the World Heritage Sites.
Apart from being one the beautiful sites to be visited by a tourist, this place is also a home for amazing #KonarkDanceFestival. This festival is held every year in #December with a backdrop of Sun Temple. This #festival gives a beautiful insight of Odissi culture.
It’s one of the most contemporary art festivals to be celebrated in India. This great event exhibits many Indian traditional dance performances like, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Mohiniattam and many more. There are number of renowned artists and troops who come from all over India and overseas to attend and perform in this festival.
This festival witnesses a huge talent from many places and charm people with many scintillating performances. It attracts many numbers of tourists to attend the festival and at the same time explore the ruins of this 13th century Sun Temple which is known for its amazing architecture and the beautiful site. This festival is truly a treat for all the people who are an ardent admirer of art, dance and music.
This year the five day long festival starts from 1st of December and ends on 5th of December. Some of the artists and the troops that are taking part in this festival are, Kasturri Patnaik and Group for odissi dance and Mallika Sarabhai and Group for Bharatnatyam.
Apart from the much known dance festival there is also a combination of music and painting which takes place every day. The festival also organizes a Craft Mela where many artists and tribal people showcase their talent and beautiful handicrafts. The craftsmen prepare some lovely piece of crafts, sculptures and paintings so that the visitors get to know more about the regions art and culture.
So to witness this amazing festival that is rich in cultural heritage, be ready to visit Konark in December and be a part of this plethora of art which will bring you more closer to the Indian culture.