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Konark Dance Festival 2021, Odisha

Konark Dance Festival 2021, Odisha

Konark, after which the festival has been named, is the place where one can experience the richness of Indian culture through this festival. The town of Konark is at a distance of 64 km from Bhubaneswar, 36 km from Puri and three km from the coast.

History of the festival

The Konark Festival started with the intention to revive the classical dance forms to integrate them into the Mainstream Indian diaspora.

The first festival started in 1986 at Konark Natya Mandap. Padmashree Guru Gangadhar Pradhan initiates beautiful classical dance forms ranging from Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, Odissi, etc. in the picturesque of Konark Temple.

The temple was built by King Narasimha Deva in 1225 as a tribute to Sun God. The beauty of the temple and carved out of stone to resemble the chariot pulled by seven horses. The temple is visited by millions of tourists every day.


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