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Sun Temple at Mumbai
The Sun Temple is situated at Surajwadi, Panjiapol Lane at Bhuleshwar in Mumbai. It was constructed in 1899. The temple, constructed with white stone, is devoted to the worship of the Sun God. At the main entrance of the temple, one can see carved figures of Jay and Vijay, the celestial gatekeepers. In the quadrangle on stone pillars there are sculptures of the seven celestial sages. At the entrance of the inner sanctuary, which is paved with marbles, stand figures of Maruti, Ganesh and the celestial dancers. In the inner part of the sanctuary, Sun God is seated on a one-wheeled chariot, wearing a crown and flanked on both side by his two wives Prabha and Chhaya. The chariot is drawn by a horse with seven heads and the driver is the Sun Godís lame charioteer Aruna. The temple has a large hall for reading scriptures.
Updated on 29th December, 2015
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