Top 10 Ancient Sun Temples in India

Situated in Gaya and built by King Prataparudra of Warangal finds its mention in the Vaayu Purana. It is a significant place to visit for pind daan

Dakshinaarka Temple (13th Century)   

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Located in Bhadrak, Orissa, Biranchi Narayan is another name for Lord Surya. It is dedicated to Biranchinarayan, who is enshrined as a roughly four-faced image of the Sun

Biranchinarayan Temple (13th Century)

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It is one of the most visited temples of the Sun and is built in the shape of a giant chariot drawn by seven horses and a is UNESCO World Heritage Site

Konkan Sun Temple (12th Century)

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The Navlakha temple is located in Ghumli, Gujarat, and was built by Jethwa rulers in the 11th century and dedicated to the Sun god

Navlakha Temple (11th Century)

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The temple was built during the rule of Bhima I of the Chaulukya Dynasty in the Maru-Gurjara architectural style and is a popular tourist site in India

Modhera Sun Temple (10th Century)

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Located in the town of Kumbakonam it was built by the Chola king Kulottunga Choladeva and is a marvelous example of Dravidian Temple architecture

Suryanar Kovil (10th Century)

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Also known as the 'Sacred Hill of the Sun' although in ruins now, gives a profound insight into the cultural and religious history of ancient Assam

Surya Pahar Temple (9th Century)

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It was built by the Katyuri king Katarmalla between the 9th to 13th centuries. It is located about 17 km from Almora , a trek of 3 km takes one to the ancient temple

Katamal Surya Temple (9th Century)

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Located in Anantnag, the Martand Surya temple was built during the reign of King Lalitaditya of the Karkota dynasty. Now in ruins, it is one the oldest Sun Temple

Martand Surya Temple (8th Century)

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Located in Arasavalli Village, the temple was built in the 7th century by King Devendra Varma of Kalinga. The present structure is largely a result of 18th century renovations

Surya Narayana Temple (7th Century)

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