Giridih Surya Mandir – Sun Temple at Giridih in Jharkhand

Giridih Surya Mandir in Jharkhand is a unique modern temple dedicated to Surya, the Hindu sun god. The temple is in the form of a chariot with a beautiful lotus structure atop it. The architecture of the sun temple at Giridih is inspired by the famous Sun Temple in Konark, Orissa.

The temple is located in the middle of a pond. The length of the temple is around 60 feet, height of the dome is 50 feet and that of sanctum, which is in hexagonal shape, is 15 feet.

The murti of Surya Bhagavan in the temple is sitting on a chariot driven by seven horses. Aruna, the charioteer, can also be seen.

Other murtis that are worshipped in the temple include Lakshmi Narayan, Rama, Sita, Hanuman, Shiva, Parvati, Vedmata Gayatri, Radha and Krishna.

The most important dates it the temple are Saptami and Sundays.

The most important festival and puja is observed here during Chhath Puja.