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Sun Temple at Jhalrapatan

Sun Temple, situated in the heart of Jhalrapatan in Rajasthan, is famous for a shikhara (peak of a temple) which is 96 ft from the ground. The temple is orthogonal and has a sanctum, vestibule and rangamandapa or pillared hall.

This 11th century temple belongs to the Bhumija category. Its shikhara has a pair of half-leaning spires over the central ratha with turrets. This temple introduces elaborate toranas at the entrance at the porch and two bands of sculptures on the wall.

Updated on 17th January, 2016
District: Jhalawar
Location: Jhalrapatan    


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