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Dakshinaarka Sun Temple

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 Warangal, 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.

Updated on 3rd March, 2016
District: Gaya


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