How is it possible that the Sun God did not get worshipped in one of the most epic temple built for him. The story goes back to 13th century A.D. , when 1200 WORKERS (stone carving workers) worked for 12 years to build the KONARK TEMPLE which is spread across 12 acre on the command of the King Narasimhadeva-1 of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty.
The land of lush green mangroves, migrating birds and turtles, the menacing estuarine crocodiles, meandering water courses, tranquil surrounding intercepted by the chirping of birds and the ever embracing nature, entrails visitors from near and far off places to flock these unique places of tourist importance.
Cuttack is the place after Kolkata you shouldn’t miss if you want to see and enjoy the festival Durga Puja (Dussehra). You can see the great Mother, as the ten-handed Durga.
From mid amabasya to basanta Panchami mahaprabhu takes the Padma bhesa . all ornaments and accessories of the besa is given by badachata matha. special dishes like Khiri amalu are prepared. The other name of this bhesa is Padma mukha bhesa.
Puranas contain many stories and legends describing the origin of this festival. According to one, during the samudra manthan, a pot of poison emerged from the ocean. This terrified the Gods and demons as the poison was capable of destroying the entire world, and they ran to Shiva for help.