Chandrabhaga Beach is situated three km east of the Sun temple of Konark, in the Puri district in the state of Odisha, India. The abode of the magnificent Sun Temple, the beach is known for its stunning sunrise and sunset. This sea beach is named after the Chandrabhaga river which joins the sea here. Every year on the 7th full moon day of Magha month ( local calendar ) special Puja is organized here and many visit this beach on this day to take bath ( holy dip ) in seawater. Chandrabhaga Beach is considered to be one of the biggest assets of the state as far as tourism is concerned. One of the finest, cleanest and greenest beaches in eastern India, it is located at Chandrabhaga. The lengthy stretch of sylvan sands and soothing blue sea rushing in, undulating waves make Konark Beach one of the most beautiful places to visit in Konark. A leisurely stroll along the beachside is a lovely experience. Tourists can also enjoy beach activities like sunbathing, surfing, and many more. Though this is a great spot for sunbathing, the presence of strong currents makes swimming unsafe. A panoramic view of the sunrise is the other captivating attraction of this beach. A lighthouse, close to Chandrabhaga is an added attraction to this place. To show their respect towards this beach and to the Sun God, a week-long fair known as the Chandrabhaga Mela is held every year. During this period, the Tourism Department of the Government of Odisha organizes a Sand Art competition for people all around the world. A wide range of individuals take part in this competition and showcase their artistic skills by creating a wide range of sand sculptures with the sand from the beach as their only tools. lakhs of people from all over the state and outside gather to take a holy dip in the river that is reduced to a shallow pool, offer their prayers to the Sun God and enjoy the Sunrise. Chandrabhaga Beach is accepted to have seen the ascent and fall of the Konark Temple. Chandrabhaga Mela, which is a multi-day reasonable, is composed at the seashore to respect Lord Surya. The relaxing environment of the Chandrabhaga Beach, formerly Chandrabhaga was considered a place of natural cure for lepers. According to mythological stories, Chandrabhag is the daughter of a sage. she is very beautiful and caught the attraction of the Sun God with her magical beauty. This is the place where you get an opportunity to visualize the Sun and moon at a time during Sunrise and Sunset. Set in the village of Chandrabhaga in the Puri District of Orissa, Chandrabhaga Beach is considered one of the finest beaches along the eastern coast of India. The beach is located at a distance of 3 km from the World Heritage Site – Konark Temple. The beach holds great importance in the cultural and traditional identity of Orissa. Chandrabhaga Beach is believed to have witnessed the rise and fall of the Konark Temple. Because of the cultural importance it holds, many cultural activities are held at the beach. Chandrabhaga Mela, which is a seven-day fair, is organized at the beach to honor Lord Surya.

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