Suryanarayana Temple, one of the eminent attractions of Aihole, is devoted to Lord Surya. According to legends, this sanctuary was built in seventh or eighth century. The sanctuary has a 2-feet-high statue of the god, alongside accomplices Usha and Sandhya sitting on a stallion chariot. Additionally there are pictures of Ganga and Yamuna.This sanctuary has tower of Rekhanagara style and an inward room or sanctum with four columns. Arranged toward the North East of Lad Khan Temple, it is not extremely prominent among visitors, however they ought to head towards the spot if time permits.
How to Reach Aihole
The nearest airport is Belgaum which is 189 km from Aihole. There are regular flights to Belgaum from all major cities in the country.
The nearest railway station is Bagalkot, which is 34 km from Aihole. There are several direct trains to Bagalkot from all major cities in the country.
Aihole is connected by road to Pattadakal (17 kms), Badami (44 kms) and Bangalore (490 kms). Package tours are conducted every day from Bangalore during the tourist season. One can also use any road service from Belgaum city via Bagalkot to reach Aihole.
Aihole, Bagalkot District, Karnataka,
India, Pincode – 587124.
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 6AM to 9PM.