Also Known As :
Day & Month According To Lunar Calendar
Magha Shukla Saptami (January - February)
Magha Saptami festival is great on the seventh day of the new moon of 'Magha'. This is a day specifically set aside for the worship of Sun God at Konark where stands the world famous Sun Temple, otherwise known as Black Pagoda, devoted to Sun God.
A Festival of Sun City
This is the most popular and colorful festival of the place when lakhs of pilgrims from different parts of India and eager visitors from abroad visit Konark to observe the festival.
In fact, this is the second largest festival in Orissa, next to the Car Festival of Puri. The pilgrims take holy dips in the 'Chandrabhaga' which meets here and welcome the rising Sun with prayers.
A big fair is held at the Khandagiri caves close to for a period of seven days instigation from "Magha