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About Katarmal Sun Temple

Nestled among the thick deodars of Kumaon hills, the imposing Katarmal Sun temple is a quaint temple dedicated to the Sun God. It was built in the 9th century by the Katyuri rulers in the early medieval period. The deity at the temple is known as Burhadita or Vraddhaditya (the old Sun God). Noted for its magnificent architecture, the temple is artistically made up of stone and metallic sculptures. Its beautifully carved pillars and wooden doors are a major attraction. The temple has a cluster of 44 small, elegantly carved temples around it. You will also find idols of Goddess Parvati and God Lakshmi-Narayan in the temple. The dire need for restoration of this temple doesn't stop its devotees from still visiting and offering their prayers to the Sun God.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Evening
  • Facilities Washrooms, Food Stalls
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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