#10 of 17 Places to Visit in Aihole
Distance (From Aihole Bus Stand): 0.2 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 15 Mins or Less
Place Location: Inside Durga Temple Complex
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 200 meters from Aihole Bus Stand and 100 meters south of Durga Temple, Suryanarayana Gudi 7th / 8th century temple situated opposite to Ladkhan Temple.
Dedicated to God Surya, this temple is built in Rekhanagara style with curvilinear tower. The temple consists of a small mandapa with four pillars, rangamandapa with four tall pillars and 12 half pillars followed by the garbhagriha. The doorframe of the sanctum has an image of Garuda holding two snakes, Ganga, Yamuna and an image of Surya in seated posture.
The sanctum has a statue of God Surya. The sanctum also has four pillars inside, which is a peculiar design. The sikhara is partially damaged.
Complex Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Entrance: Rs. 5, Rs. 25 for camera.