Initially Konark temple was built on sea bank but now since the sea is receded the temple is bit away from the beach. Outside the Sun temple is surrounded with rosewood, eel and mahogany trees. Close to this temple are the remnants of Vaishnava temple and Mayadevi temple.
Vaishnava Temple was discovered during 1956 at the time of the sand clearance. It is a small brick temple facing east direction in southwest corner of the temple’s compound.
The other temple by name Pancharatha is also found here that consists of Jagamohana idol. Images of Balarama and two Parsvadevatas of Varaha and Trivikrama are considered to be affiliated with Vaishnava but these two images are now displayed in the Archeological Museum in Konark. This temple construction is dated back to eleven century A.D.
Mayadevi Temple is popularly known as temple of Mayadevi is towards the west side of the main entrance of the Konark Sun temple. Goddess Mayadevi is believed to be one of the wives of Lord Surya. It is built earlier than the Sun temple and facing towards east that consists of a porch and sanctum. The superstructures of porch are missing while the sanctum is also devoid of any deity. The temple is stylish and roughly noticed that it belongs to late eleventh century A.D.
A sight of visitors at the temple area.