Surya Mandir OverviewRanked 7 of 13 sightseeing in Nalanda
The Surya Temple also known as Surajpur Baragaon is another popular temple attraction of Nalanda situated near the Nalanda University. This temple is dedicated to the Sun God and the sun worship called the ‘Chhath Puja’ is held here twice every year in ‘Vaishakha’ and ‘Kartika’ months of Hindu calendar. This temple comprises idols of many Hindu gods and goddesses combined with some of the Buddhist deities. The main attraction at this temple is the five feet high idol of Goddess Parvati placed here.