●Conservation Plan for Konark TempleHide — uploads.disquscdn.com
•The Union Government has decided to restore and preserve the nearly 800-year-old Konark Sun Temple, Odisha.
[Earlier, the monument had entered into controversy over allegations that the stone carvings on the outer surface were being replaced with plain blocks of stones causing irreplaceable loss to the uniqueness of the temple.]
•Konark Temple was built by King Narasimhadeva I (1238-1264AD) in the 13th century and is located in Eastern Odisha near the sacred city of Puri.
• Temple is dedicated to the Sun God, Konark is the culmination of Odisha temple architecture, and one of the most outstanding monuments of religious architecture in the world
•It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (1984)