Label : Must Visit
Tags : Temple
Timings : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Closed on Fridays)
Time Required : 1 day
Entry Fee : Free
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The chances of an average person knowing about Surya Pahar are quite low. This relatively unknown site near Goalpara in Assam is high on archaeological value. Calling it an Archaeologist's gold mine won't be an overstatement. Surya Pahar translates to 'Hill Of The Sun' inEnglishh. The name implies that the site was associated with the cult of sun worship. The archaeological findings discovered from the area are kept in the local museum.
Located about 12 km southeast from Goalpara, Surya Pahar is one of the most significant heritage sites of the ancient remains in Assam. The mystifying site now lies as a ruin and void of any human population, though local vendors and the locals throng the place in the daytime. The site is a hilly terrain dotted with thousands of shivalingas.
Suraya Pahar holds the unique distinction of being marked and holding major significance in the history of 3 major religions which is proven by the presence of an amalgam of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism relics, archaeological and religious articles.