Designed in the form of a large chariot with elaborately decorated 18 wheels and 7 horses in action, the grand Surya Mandir or Sun Temple is a prime attraction around Ranchi and draws devotees in large numbers. Famous for its unique architecture, the temple lies at a distance of 40 km from Ranchi and makes for a great excursion. The temple is known for its sacred pond and it is a popular belief among devotees that taking a dip in the calm and clean water will relieve them from their sins. The best time to visit the temple is during the Chhath Puja festival, when pilgrims from all parts of the state arrive here to worship the Sun God and take a holy dip in the sacred pond.

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