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5-Day Konark Dance Festival Kicks Off
The annual Konark Dance Festival, which showcases the best of Indian dance forms, got off to a spectacular start at the open air theatre against the backdrop of the magnificent Sun Temple in Konark on Saturday evening. The inaugural evening of the five-day festival, organised by the Odisha Tourism department saw some scintillating performances by noted Bharatnatyam exponent Rama Vaidyanathan and her group and Odissi items choreographed by Guru Durga Charan Ranvir. An International Sand Art is also being organised on the Chandrabhaga beach - not far from the Sun Temple - on the sideline of the dance festival.
  • Dec 03, 2018

    Rama Vaidyanathan & group performing Bharat Natyam Indian classical dance at the Konark festival back-drop of the Sun Temple in Odisha.
    Photo by Sanjib Kumar Mukherjee
  • Dec 03, 2018

    Rama Vaidyanathan & group performing Bharat Natyam Indian classical dance at the Konark festival back-drop of the Sun Temple in Odisha.
    Photo by Sanjib Kumar Mukherjee
  • Dec 03, 2018

    Rama Vaidyanathan & group performing Bharat Natyam Indian classical dance at the Konark festival back-drop of the Sun Temple in Odisha.
    Photo by Sanjib Kumar Mukherjee
  • Dec 03, 2018

    Odissi classical dance being performed by Durga Charan Ranbir and group at the Konark festival backdrop of the Sun Temple.
    Photo by Sanjib Kumar Mukherjee
  • Dec 03, 2018

    Odissi classical dance being performed by Durga Charan Ranbir and group at the Konark festival backdrop of the Sun Temple in Konark.
    Photo by Sanjib Kumar Mukherjee
  • Dec 03, 2018

    Odissi classical dance being performed by Durga Charan Ranbir and group at the Konark festival backdrop of the Sun Temple in Konark.
    Photo by Sanjib Kumar Mukherjee
  • Dec 03, 2018

    Odissi Classical dances of India being performed at the Konark festival open-air theatre backdrop of the Sun Temple.
    Photo by Sanjib Kumar Mukherjee
  • Dec 03, 2018

    Spectators at the Konark festival open-air theater backdrop of the Sun Temple.
    Photo by Sanjib Kumar Mukherjee
  • Dec 03, 2018

    Leonardo Ugolini from Italy at the International Sand art festival on the Chandrabhaga beach near Sun Temple at Konark.
    Photo by Sanjib Kumar Mukherjee
  • Dec 03, 2018

    Sand art by Dan Doubleday from USA at the International Sand art festival on the Chandrabhaga beach near Sun Temple at Konark. Participants from eight countries join in the five-day long sand art display at the festival on beach.
    Photo by Sanjib Kumar Mukherjee
  • Dec 03, 2018

    Sand art theme on Hockey World Cup at the International Sand art festival on the Chandrabhaga beach near Sun Temple at Konark. 101 participants displaying their sand art across five days before the visiting tourists on the beach.
    Photo by Sanjib Kumar Mukherjee
  • Dec 03, 2018

    Srimali Chandrasena from Sri Lanka at the International Sand Art festival in Konark.
    Photo by Sanjib Kumar Mukherjee
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