Bhubaneswar: After receiving flak from several quarters, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has turned off the LED lighting system at the Konark Sun Temple in Puri district of Odisha.
Many people, including noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik, had earlier expressed their displeasure over the LED lighting system at the 13th century marvel.
They claimed that the grandeur of Konark Sun Temple was distorted by the LED lighting system.
“Lines of light appear on the Sun Temple when you look at it from the distance at night. The aesthetic value of the monument has been affected by the LED lighting system,” Pattnaik had said earlier.
Patnaik had urged the ASI to look into the issue. “As an artist, I personally felt sorry for this kind of lighting lines on the world heritage monument at Konark. This lighting system is affecting its aesthetic value. It is my humble request to the ASI to look into the issue immediately,” Pattnaik had said in twitter post.