Katarmal Sun temple in Uttarakhand houses many ancient mysteries

The Sun God, one of the Nabagrahas of Hindu mythology, is portrayed as riding a chariot driven by 7 horses. One can find several temples of Sun God in India.

Although there are many temples of Lord Suryadev across the country, in every temple of Suraydev, the idol of the God is made of special stone or metal. We are going to tell you about an ancient Sun temple where the idol of Lord Suryadev is not made of any metal or stone, but is made of wood.

Lord Sun is worshiped in the Katarmal temple of Devbhoomi Uttrakhnad. The katarmal Sun temple of Lord Surya is located in a village named Adheli Sunar of Almora district, this temple is located at a distance of about 16 kilometers from the city of Almora.

It is situated at an altitude of 2116 m. It is said that this sun temple is 200 years older than the Sun temple of Konark. The Katarmal Sun temple was built between the 6th and 9th centuries.

This temple was built by King Katarmal of the Katyuri dynasty. Regarding the temple, it is believed that King Katarmal built it in one night.

The biggest feature of the same Katarmal Sun Temple is that the idol here is made of a big wood log. The temple is named as Bada Aditya Mandir. It is also known that by worshiping and worshiping the Sun God in this temple, all the wishes are fulfilled.

The Katarmal Sun Temple is famous for its magnificent architecture. The idols of Shiva-Parvati and Lakshmi-Narayana are in the temple. The temple is surrounded by 44 smaller temples around the main idol of Surya, which is called as Burhadita or Vraddhaditya.

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