Konark Math is basically a monastery that is located on the southern side of the renowned Sun temple. It is dedicated to Nirakar Brahma and religiously follows the principles of Buddhism. The local people often address the Konark math as the Ashram of Samba, the son of Lord Krishna. They believe that Samba, who was cursed with leprosy, visited this place to worship Lord Surya and got cured. There is a fireplace in the math and people say that the fire has been burning since the establishment of the math.