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Annual Konark festival begins in Odisha

Bhubaneswar,Dec 2:-- The annual Konark festival got off to a glittering start Friday evening. The five-day dance festival opened near the world famous Sun Temple of Konark with Odissi recital by the dancers of Nupur Dance Academy of Bhubaneswar under the tutelage of Niranjan Rout and group.


Officials said in Bhubaneswar that ten popular Indian classical dance troupes from India and abroad are going to perform at the backdrop of the majestic Sun Temple during the festival.


To attract more foreign tourists to the festival, Odisha Tourism included performances of two foreign dance groups from Malaysia, who will perform classical Indian dance during the festival.


Coinciding with the dance festival, International Sand Art Festival has begun at Chandrabhaga beach in Konark. Eight international sand sculptors and 62 national artists were being exhibited their works in the festival.

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