Suraj Kund- The Tank in a Sun Temple

Know-All's Box

In my earlier posts, I have shared photographs of famous and not-so-famous historical monuments in and around the city of Delhi. My earlier post was on theQutub Minar, built in the 13th century A.D. Today, I will go back around 3 centuries to visit a tank which looks more like a stadium.

Suraj Kund, as this archaeological site is popularly known, is a water tank which resembles a Roman amphitheatre. Believed to have been constructed by the Tomar King, Suraj Pal, this remarkable monument is believed to have been constructed in the 10th century A.D., when sun worship was a common practice. Suraj means Sun in Hindi.

The shape of the kund (tank) resembles the rising sun curving eastwards. This effect is brought about by the semi-circular stepped stone embankments. Ruins of the Sun temple, believed to have stood here, can be seen…

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