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Timings : 07:00 am to 05:00pm (all days) Best time to visit: Oct to March

Time Required : 1-2hrs

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Surya Temple, Osian Overview

The Surya temple, located in Osian, near Jodhpur of Rajasthan is dedicated to the Sun God, Surya as the name suggests. It has the idol of Lord Surya and the idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Durga are also kept in the temple along with it.The temple is also popularly known as "Khajuraho of Rajasthan".

The Surya temple, located in Osian, Jodhpur District of Rajasthan, India is dedicated to the Sun God, Surya as the name suggests. It has the idol of Lord Surya and the idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Durga are also kept in the temple along with it.
The images of serpents around lotuses are there on the ceiling of the temple. There is an open mandap around the temple which is mainly used for weddings and other ritual ceremonies that are held in the temple. The structure resembles with the Sun Temple at Ranakpur.

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Mythological importance of the place

The temple has sensual images on the walls and ceilings which appeal to the senses. Apart from being a tourist attraction, it offers you with an important pilgrimage site . The temple is dedicated to Sun god that is Surya . The temple’s architectural grandeur is the most amazing part of the temple. The main temple does not have any idol but there are small shrines dedicated to Ganesha, Balaram, Vishnu and Mahishasurmardini. Constructed in the 10th century, the temple's structure resembles the Sun Temple which is located at Ranakpur.

Architecture of the temple

The temple has intricate carvings on the wall and the ceiling. It stands out in grace and architecture. The visual images of coiling serpents around the lotuses are there on the ceiling of the temple. There is an open mandap present around the temple which is mainly during wedding events and other ritual ceremonies that are being in the vicinity of the temple.

Other popular Activities in Osian

Apart from the temples, Osian is also popular for camel safaris. Tourists enjoy a lot sitting on the back of the camel and roaming around the place watching the activities and side views going around the place. Local Rajasthani cuisines can also be tried . There are other temples also situated nearby.

Tips For Visiting Surya Temple

People who are god lovers can have a nice time there. Apart from that , roam around the whole place and try out some local things . It's fun exploring new things .

How To Reach Surya Temple

The place is easily accessible by roads.

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