The Surya Mandir [ Sun temple ] is situated about 39 km from Ranchi, Jharkhand on Ranchi-Tata Road near Bundu. This temple, one of the highlights of Ranchi is architecturally very attractive The temple built by Sanskriti Vihar headed by Sita Ram Maroo, the Managing Director of Ranchi Express Group is designed in the form of a gigantic chariot with 18 richly decorated wheels (Nine on each side) driven by Seven life- like white horses. The temple in a calm and peaceful environment has a pond in its complex, which serves as a sacred place for Chhathavratis (devotees taking part in the Chhath Pooja, ie Festival of the Sun God ) for worshipping the Sun. It is believed that by taking a dip in this sacred pond the devotees will get relief from all sins. There is also a beautiful dharamshala, intended for the devotees and the tourists. The temple which fascinates the tourists by its beautiful surroundings and locality of Chhota Nagpur Plateau region is well-connected by a motorable road.
Lensman :: Jagdish Singh, Ranchi.