The Sun Temple or Surya Mandir is located near Bundu, approximately 40 km from the Ranchi, Jharkhand. Sun Temple is situated on top of a hill, on the NH-33 (Ranchi-Tata Road). Sun Temple is a Hindu temple complex dedicated to the solar deity, Surya.
The Sun Temple is constructed in the form of huge chariot with elegantly designed eighteen wheels and seven naturalistic horses. The temple also houses several other deities including Shiva, Parvati and Ganesha.
The Sun Temple is very nice place, neat and clean, no irritating “pandas“. Trustees should develop some garden and recreational facility around it for more crowd to come in. The 7 horses at the entrance gives an awesome view.
The Sun Temple was built by Sanskriti Vihar, a charitable trust, headed by Shri Sita Ram Maroo, the Managing Director of Ranchi Express Group. The foundation stone was laid by Swami Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati on 24 October 1991 and the Prana Pratishtha was undertaken by Swami Shri Vamdev Ji Maharaj on 10 July 1994. A Dharmashala for pilgrims has been constructed. There is also a pond where devotees can bathe during Chhath Puja for worshiping the Sun God.