Towards the north of Nalanda lies Surajpur Baragaon, which is known for a lake and a temple dedicated to the sun god, Lord Surya. It is one of the most ancient and popular attractions of Nalanda. The temple houses a number of statues of Hindu and Buddhist deities. The main attraction among these statues is the one dedicated to Goddess Parvati, which stands at a height of 5 ft.

Surajpur Baragaon is visited by a large number of pilgrims during the chhat puja in the Hindu calendar months of Baisakha and Kartik. The Sun temple lies a stones throw from the Nalanda University. According to popular belief, anyone who enters the temple will never return empty handed from the temple.

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