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Konark Dance Festival

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Promotional Poster for Konark Festival 2018 by Odisha Tourism

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Konark Dance Festival is a five day dance festival held every year in the month of February mostly from 19 to 23, in backdrop of the Sun temple in Konark, Odisha in India. It is one of the biggest dance festivals held in India.

The exquisite 'Salamander' or the 'dancing hall' of this shrine is an architectural wonder. Every inch of its walls have been covered with fine artistic designs of the ancient times. Musicians playing drums, cymbals and other musical instruments adorn the sculptures in Odissi dance poses.

Many celebrated dancers from all over the country perform at this venue. Since 1989, this festival has been organized in the state jointly by Odisha Tourism and Odissi Research Centre to promote the diverse Indian dance heritage as well as the popularity of Konark Temple and Odisha as a tourist destination.


Konark Dance Festival Wikipedia