The Dakshinarka temple at Gaya is a 13th century shrine dedicated to the Sun God. It is believed to have been built by the South Indian ruler of
, Prataparudra. The Dakshinarka temple is situated facing east, close to the Vishnupada temple. It has a plain structure with a dome over it. A larger mandapa stands in front of the sanctum. Massive pillars line the mandapa. There are several beautifully sculpted figures of Shiva, Brahma, Vishnu, Surya and Durga in the temple.