Sundarnarayan TempleCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: Nashik, Maharashtra, Nasik, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple
Sundarnarayan Temple - Review
The temple is one of the many attractions that one can find in historical Nasik. Built in 1756, the towering edifice houses the main deity Lord Vishnu as well as Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati in the inner sanctum.
The temple also comprises of small carvings of Hanuman, Indira and Narayana on the walls. The temple which faces the east has three porches, globular domes and lobed arches. The vaulted niche, a highlight of the architecture on display, is quite similar to that of Mughal architecture. One of the interesting features of the temple is the fact that it is erected at an angle that on March 21st, the rays of the sun fall directly on the idols. This event is witnessed by thousands of devotees every year.
Sundarnarayan Temple Information
- Carry a camera.
- Wear a hat and shades.
- Carry 2-3 bottles of water.
Sundarnarayan Temple Opening and Closing Hours
- Open on public holidays.
- Recommended time to visit is between October to March.
How To reach Sundarnarayan Temple by Public Transport
- Proximate to Nasik and Igatpuri railway stations.
- Buses ply to the destination.
- Taxis are also available.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Sundarnarayan Temple
95% of people who visit Nasik include Sundarnarayan Temple in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
26.26% of people start their Sundarnarayan Temple visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Sundarnarayan Temple
86.6% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sundarnarayan Temple
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Sundarnarayan Temple, Nasik Reviews
Sundarnarayan Temple, its s spiritual place for soothing stress-free , calm and peaceful Environment...feeling blessed
As the believe goes...the first ray of sun that shines in the Nashik City, this temple's stupa is the first place it sparkles at. Made in the name of the greatest Lord of Lord Vishnu, it mostly symbolizes it's charisma as sun. The importance of SUN in the universe. The idol is stunning. Festival call for an extra decoration & lights. There are many cultural & educational programs arranged at this place for the people. You can get more info about it at the spot. It's my own favorite spot in Nashik.
5 star only because of my Devotion. Otherwise poorly maintained and unhygienic area. People and citizens of Nashik don't bother much about the River and Temples.
Design and carving is awesome. The temple is now going to renovate.
Sundarnarayan temple is situated at the corner of Ahillyabai Holkar Bridge. The story goes like this : Vrinda Devi was a very pious and faithful wife of Jalandar – a wicked demon. Jalandar, a mighty crook, was the devotee of Lord Shiva. Pleased with his prayers and impressed by Jalandar’s wife’s chastity, Lord Shiva gave him a boon that made him immortal. With this boon, Jalandar became vicious and started creating havoc on earth. He not only troubled human beings, but also disturbed the Gods. He even ventured to pick up a quarrel with Lord Shiva himself. It became necessary to eliminate him which was contrary to the boon given by Lord Shiva. The only way out was to suspect Vrinda Devi’s chastity. For this task Lord Vishnu duplicated himself to look like Jalandar and lived with Vrinda Devi. Thus her chastity was suspected and the boon given to Jalandar was withdrawn and he was destroyed. When Vrinda Devi came to know of the trick played by Lord Vishnu, she got furious and cursed Lord Vishnu. His attractive body turned black due to the curse. Lord Vishnu took a holy bath in the river Godavari and regained his complexion. Since he became beautiful again, – the Lord is named as Sundarnarayana. Sundar in Marathi means beautiful.