Sun Temple - Ranchi




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The Sun Temple in Ranchi is located on the Tata Road near Bundu which serves as one of the highlights of the city in Jharkhand.

Significance of the temple
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The Sun Temple is very much a newly built monument in Jharkhand. It is built around the sacred pond favouring the Chhathavratis in the Chhota Nagpur Plateau region. The structure of temple has been designed with elegance. The temple complex has the shape of a big chariot with eighteen wheels and seven lifelike horses that seem to be ready to take off for the journey. The temple is constructed by a charitable trust named Sanskrit Vihar which is under the leadership of Shri Ram Maroo, the managing director of Ranchi Express. Devotees who visit the Sun temple get mesmerized not only by its beauty but also by the exquisite surrounding which adds glow to its lavish design.

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A unique feature of this shrine is that it is designed in the form of a huge chariot with richly decorated 18 wheels (nine on each side) and seven life-like horses in the model of ready to take off. There is a pond in the temple premises, which serves as a sacred place for Chhathavratis (devotees taking part in the festival of Chhath.) The temple is ideally being constructed away from the hustle and bustle of the crowded and noisy city amidst the beauty of nature.

Even the route to reach the Sun Temple in Jharkhand through Ranchi is very beautiful. The route which leads to the temple offers some of the finest picturesque locales of Chhota Nagpur Plateau region.

Other places to Visit

Ranchi Lake:
the lake was excavated by Col. Onsely, a British Agent in the year 1842. Ranchi Lake is centrally situated and is a few minutes walk from GPO and is adjacent to Ranchi Telephone Exchange.

Tagore Hill:
the hill is about 3 km. from the Ranchi GPO and is about 300 ft. high. As the hill is associated with legend that the Tagore family, it is known as Tagore Hill. A number of books are supposed to be written by Rabindra Nath Tagore on the top of the hill.

Rock Garden:
This spot has been developed into an artificial garden which is being embedded completely with water falls and sculptures, to attract tourists.

Nakshatra Van:
Nakshatra Van is situated near Raj Bhawan and was constructed in the year 2003 by the State Government. It is a Designed Project by the Government in which 27 plants have been planted according to the 27 planets of Astrology Science.

Panch Ghagh:
it is located on the way to Simdega via Khunti. It is a beautiful waterfall. It has infact five water falls in a row and therefore called as Panch Ghagh.

Tourist Places - Jharkhand Nearby tourist places to Sun Temple


Jonha Fall:
Jonha is about 40kms away from the city of Ranchi. The road which leads to Jonha is a bit narrow but not as rough, rugged and arduous as that of Hundru.

How to reach the Temple and Accomodation
  • If visitors or devotees wish to spend time amidst the peaceful surrounding of the Jharkhand Sun Temple, then they are facilitated with the nearby Dharamshala that belongs to the temple trust which offers rooms and food at a very subsidized rate. Moreover, there is a small hotel near the temple which is also available.

  • The temple is 39 km from Ranchi which is well connected by motorable roads. It can be reached from Birsa Bus Stand, and private buses and jeeps are also been facilitated from here. A hotel is situated nearby, which caters to the dining and accommodation needs of the pilgrims.