The Archaeological Survey of India Museum, Konark Located on the Northern part of Konark Sun Temple, in Puri district of Odisha, Archaeological Survey of India Museum functions as a repository of 13th century India's finest architectural creations. The museum displays wonderful stone sculptures collected from ruins of the sun temple. Moreover, it has a reserve collection too. The museum is comprised of four galleries where around 260 antiquities are found on display. Each gallery has separate stone sculptures depending on their theme
First gallery of the museum holds 62 antiquities, out of which the image of Surya in sand stone, the Khandolite built reconstructed wheel, various incarnations of Lord Visnu, etc. are a major attraction. Second gallery exhibits 108 antiquities including reconstructed wall of temple, the drummer and the head of the crocodile in gigantic nature. Third gallery of this museum showcases 45 objects like celestial nymphs, image of Surya Narayana, Gaja Vyala, the king and his troop and various erotic figures. Recent addition to the museum is the fourth gallery, which holds exhibit of 45 artifacts including roaring lion, man tied by the elephant trunk, part of a Surya image, erotic couples and king witnessing dance performances are some of the art works displayed at this gallery.