Surya Mandir or the Sun Temple in Ranchi is an elegantly designed modern temple. It is in the shape of a big chariot with eighteen wheels and seven lifelike horses that seem to be ready to take off into the sky. The Sun temple is situated about 39 km from Ranchi on Ranchi-Tata Road near Bundu. The temple provides a calm and peaceful environment with a pond in its complex. The pond is sacred to the Chhathavratis (devotees taking part in the Chhath Pooja) who believe that a dip in the pond will rid them of their sins.