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Katarmal Sun Temple – History, Facts, and Guide

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Last Updated on July 29, 2022 by Kuldeep Bisht

Katarmal Sun Temple is also known as the Bara Aditya Temple. The temple is more than 1000 years old and the stories related to the temple are quite interesting.

It is believed that the Katyuri dynasty made this temple in just one night. The temple is the second most important sun temple in India after Konark Sun Temple (Orissa).

This is one of my travel guides to Katarmal Surya Mandir (कटारमल सूर्य मंदिर) Almora.

Last month, I have visited Surya Temple Katarmal and this was really a pleasurable moment for me to visit this magnificent ancient Temple.

This is a must-visit place in Almora. I recommend you visit the sun temple in the Morning Time. You’ll feel the sunlight in a more delightful way.

Image from my Instagram.

Facts about Katarmal Surya Mandir

  • Katarmal Surya Mandir is a 9th century CE temple built by King Katarmalla.
  • This ancient temple is made in just one night by crores of the Katyuri Dynasty.
  • Second Popular Sun Temple in the World.
  • Located at an altitude of 2,230 meters.
  • Only 17 km from Almora district of Kumaon division of Uttarakhand.

Katarmal Surya Mandir Distance from different locations

Ranikhet to Katarmal Sun Temple distance – 33 km

Almora to Katarmal sun temple distance – 17 km

Delhi to Katarmal sun temple distance – 379 km

Here is my road trip vlog to the Katarmal Temple in Hindi.

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Here are some questions that you might interested to know:-

Where is Katarmal Sun Temple Located?

Katarmal Surya Temple is located in the Almora district of Uttarakhand. It is approx. 17 km from Almora City.

How to reach Katarmal Sun Temple?

Katarmal Sun Temple is easily accessible via road. You can visit the temple in your own vehicle or can hire a taxi from Almora city to visit the temple. But you have to upfill 150 meters on foot to reach the Temple.

What is the Altitude of Katarmal Temple?

The temple is located at an elevation of 2,230 meters from sea level.

Who made this temple?

Katyuri King Katarmala made this time between the 9th to 13th centuries.

Sun Temple Katarmal Images

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  • main temple of Katarmal
  • view of Katarmal temple

If you have any questions related to Sun Temple then feel free to ask in the comments. I”ll help you to reach the Sun Temple.

Kuldeep Bisht

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  1. hello, I would thank you for your great information about the sun temple and I would surprise you that we have had sun cult was living in Egypt around 1570 B.C

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