Surya MandirSuraj Kund
About 6 km from railway station, in Suraj Kund Colony, Gorakhpur, U.P., India
10:30am-4:30pm, opens on all days
Throughout the year, on the following day of Deepawali festival, when all the stairs of the pond are lit by thousands of earthen lamps, during Chhat Pooja (festival of Sun), Shivratri & Nagpanchmi fair
How to reach
Hire a cycle rickshaw from any part of the city.
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 worshipping & resting places of Lord Ram. Presently Kali temple, Annapurna temple & Ram Sita temple do exist here. About 100-125 years ago, Baba Muneshwar Das, who was an ardent worshipper of Lord Sun, is said have dug the present Suraj Kund (tank) himself to initiate the worshipping of Lord Sun & Lord Laxmi Narayan.