Katarmal Sun Temple

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About Katarmal Sun Temple, Almora

The Katara Sun Temple is located around 2116 meters above sea level and is the second-most important sun temple, with the Konark Temple in Odisha ranking first.

The temple was built in the 9th century by Katarmalla, a Katyuri dynasty king. It is a fine example of intricate structuring with the first rays of the sun falling straight on the temple. The main deity of the temple is Vraddhaditya (the old Sun God). The main temple is surrounded by close to 45 smaller shrines.

The temple is a major attraction and is visited by hundreds of devotees throughout the year.

Katarmal Sun Temple Information

  • Food available for purchase.
  • Cameras allowed.
  • Bathroom facilities available.

Katarmal Sun Temple Opening and Closing Hours

  • The best time to visit is during the day.
  • Other recommended time to visit this temple is in the months of September to October and March to June.

How To Get To Katarmal Sun Temple by Public Transport

  • Buses ply to the spot.
  • Taxis are also available.

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Address: Kumaon Division, Almora District, Uttarakhand, India

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  • Very old temple and architect..Need to be protected..

  • Built in circe 13th Century this temple still stands tall. One of the few temples of Sun Temples in India.

  • Old Katyuri architecture. Legend has it that the temple was built in one night and only th top of the gopur was incomplete by morning. That last piece still lies in the temple courtyard.

  • Good place for history, कार मंदिर तक जाती है

  • Relatively unknown Sun temple that was demolished by the Moghul invaders and is half-built. 3.5 km road up is muddy but the destination justifies the effort of travel.

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