Konark: The LED lighting system at the Sun Temple here has been turned off following flak from International sand artist Padmashree Sudarsan Patnaik.
The LED light during evening hour distorted the ascetic beauty of the world heritage site. Patnaik, through a tweet, expressed resentment over the light system which disturbed the natural look of the shrine.
Especially, the light atop the temple has marred the aesthetic value of the art on the temple.
The sand sculptor had requested the Archeological Survey of India and Odisha Culture department to look into the matter.