The Sun Temple is dedicated to one of the Navagrahas –the Sun God. It is located at about 39 km from Ranchi, on Tata Road near Bundu Ranchi District, Jharkhand.
About The Temple
This temple, one of the highlights of Ranchi is architecturally very attractive and has received the title "a poem written in stone". The temple was built by Sanskriti Vihar and is headed by Shri Sita Ram Maroo, the Managing Director of Ranchi Express Group. The temple is designed in the form of a gigantic chariot with 18 richly decorated wheels (9 on each side) driven by 7 life- like white horses. The temple in a calm and peaceful environment with a pond in its complex, which serves as a sacred place for Chhathavratis (devotees taking part in the Chhath Pooja, ie, Festival of the Sun God) for worshipping the Sun.
It is believed that by taking a dip in this sacred pond the devotees will be relived from all sins. There is a beautiful dharamshala, intended for the devotees and the tourists.
How To Reach Ranchi
There are regular flights from other major cities of the country to Ranchi.
Ranchi is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular trains.
One can easily get regular buses to Ranchi from other major cities of the country.
JP Nagar, Adarsh Nagar,
Ranchi District, Jharkhand,
Pincode – 834004.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Good Health
- Speedy recovery
- Improvement of eyesight and vision
- Strengthen bone
- Attain wealth
Palasha Pushpa Sankaasham Taarakaa Graha Mastakam Rowdram Rowdraat Makam Ghoram Tam Ketum Prana Maa Myaham
Meaning -I pray to Ketu, who looks similar to the Palaasha flower, who is the head of the stars and planets, who is scary and violent.
The temple is open from 6 A.M to 9 P.M