Sun temples are rare in India or abroad. The people of Gorakhpur are lucky to have one sun temple, which is situated in the north western part of the city, beyond railway line. It spreads over 10 acres of land. The main temple is located in the middle of the tank & is surrounded by water from all sides. It is one of the 26 Surya Kund of the Country and it is believed to be the worshiping & resting places of Lord Ram. Presently Kali temple, Annapurna temple & Ram Sita temple exist here. About 100 - 125 years ago, Baba Muneshwar Das, who was an ardent worshiper of Lord Sun, is said have dug the present Suraj Kund (tank) himself to initiate the worshiping of Lord Sun & Lord Laxmi Narayan.
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.