Surya Mandir, Jamshedpur is one of the most attractive tourist destination created by the Jharkhand Tourism Department. The place is a perfect blend of spirituality and amusement. The place attracts visitors from every age group. Know more about why is it famous, when to visit, ticket, timings, stays and a lot about Surya Mandir, Jamshedpur.
Table of Contents
- Where is Surya Mandir located in Jamshedpur?
- How is the architecture of Surya Mandir, Jamshedpur?
- Does Surya Mandir Park, Jamshedpur have a boating facility?
- What is Surya Mandir, Jamshedpur famous for?
- What is Chhath Puja?
- Who constructed Surya Mandir, Jamshedpur?
- What is the best time to visit Surya Mandir, Jamshedpur?
- Jamshedpur Weather.
- What is the timing of Surya Mandir and Surya Mandir Park?
- What is the ticket price of Surya Mandir and Surya Mandir Park?
- How to reach Surya Mandir, Jamshedpur from Kolkata?
- Where to stay while visiting Surya Mandir, Jamshedpur?
- Places to visit near Surya Mandir, Jamshedpur.
Where is Surya Mandir located in Jamshedpur?
Surya Mandir is located in the Tata Steel Colony (TISCO Colony) of Sidhgora in the steel city Jamshedpur.
How is the architecture of Surya Mandir, Jamshedpur?
Surya Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Sun God. The temple depicts a chariot that is harnessed by seven white horses. In Hindu Mythology, Lord Surya or the Sun Lord is portrayed as riding a chariot harnessed by seven horses which personify seven colors of light which are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. The horses also represent the seven days of the week and are named after the seven meters of Sanskrit Prosody as Gayatri, Brihati, Ushnih, Jagati, Trishtubha, Anushtubha and Pankti.
Adjacent to the Surya temple is another temple dedicated to Goddess Durga. A new temple supposedly dedicated to the Lord Jagannath is also being constructed. The temple is connected to the Surya Mandir Park which spreads over an area of 5 acres. The park is a beautiful green landscape decorated with flowers, plants, fountains, and idols. It also has an artificial pond and a children’s park.
Does Surya Mandir Park, Jamshedpur have a boating facility?
Boating was one of the major attractions of the park but lately, it is not operational.
What is Surya Mandir, Jamshedpur famous for?
Surya Mandir is famous for the grand celebration of Chhath. Chhath Puja is one of the main festivals celebrated in the temple campus. Devotees from the entire city and the nearby cities and villages visit the temple to offer prayers to Lord Surya. Every year on the evening of the first day of the puja, the temple authorities invite famous singers of the country to perform bhajans.
Some of the singers who have visited the temple on the occasion of Chhath Puja are Suresh Wadkar, Sunidhi Chauhan, Monali Thakur, Sadhna Sinha, Devi, Anuradha Pondwal, Malini Awasthi, Tripti Sakya, Manoj Tiwari, and many others. The musical evenings are open to all and have free entries.
During the winter months, the park becomes an important picnic spot in the city. People bring homemade food or packaged food as cooking is not allowed inside the premises of the park.
What is Chhath Puja?
Chhath is a Hindu festival especially celebrated in the state of Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and few parts of Nepal. The festival is dedicated to the Sun God and Mother Shashthi also known as Chhati Maiya, the goddess of vegetation and reproduction.
Who constructed Surya Mandir, Jamshedpur?
Surya Mandir, Jamshedpur is constructed by Jharkhand Tourism Development Corporation Limited.
What is the best time to visit Surya Mandir, Jamshedpur?
The best time to visit the park is during the festival of Chhath i.e during the month of October or November.
Jamshedpur has a Tropical wet and dry climate. Summers starts from the month of March and continues till the month of June. The months of April, May, and June are extremely hot as the temperature varies between 35°C to 49°C (95°F to 120°F). The hot wind called Loo blows throughout the city during these months. July, August, and September are the monsoon months and witness heavy rainfall. During the winter months of November, December, January, and February, the temperature falls as low as 5°C (41°F).
What is the timing of Surya Mandir and Surya Mandir Park?
- Surya Mandir Timings / Surya Mandir Park Timings: Monday to Sunday, from 7 am to 8 pm.
What is the ticket price of Surya Mandir and Surya Mandir Park?
- Surya Mandir Tickets Price: Free Entry.
- Surya Mandir Park Tickets Price: INR 5.
How to reach Surya Mandir, Jamshedpur from Kolkata?
Surya Mandir is located in the city of Jamshedpur. So, if you wish to visit you have to travel to the city of Jamshedpur.
Board a train from Howrah Junction to Tatanagar Junction (Station Code: TATA). The minimum journey time from Howrah to TATA is four hours by train. After getting down at Tatanagar Junction, book a cab or auto to Surya Mandir.
The distance between Tatanagar Junction and Surya Mandir is
- 11.5 km via Kadani Rd.
- 14.0 km via Jamshedpur – Keonjhar Hwy/Station Rd/Tata – Hata Main Rd .
- 12.9 km via New Kalimati Rd.
You can self-drive from Kolkata or can book a rental cab.
The distance between Kolkata to Surya Mandir, Jamshedpur
- 277.4 km via NH16 and NH18.
- 343.6 km via NH19.
- 298.2 km via SH 2.
Jamshedpur airport is not functional at the moment. The nearest airports are Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata. The journey by air is not very convenient.
Where to stay while visiting Surya Mandir, Jamshedpur?
Bistupur and Sakchi area of Jamshedpur has both luxury and budget hotels and lodges where one can stay. Also, there are many luxury resorts in NH-33.