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Katarmal Sun Temple, Almora

Katarmal Sun Temple is dedicated to the Sun God and is situated at an elevation of 2,116 metres above the sea level. The temple is located at a distance of 19 kilometres from the city center of the town Almora.


The Katarmal Sun temple is a monument which is an example of intricate sculpturing. The first rays of the sun fall straight on the sun temple. The shrine has one main temple surrounded by 45 similar smaller shrines. The main deity of the temple in Katarmal temple is called Burhadita or Vraddhaditya. The temple has unique architecture and is a major attraction for sun god devotees every year from different parts of the country. The temple is now preserved by the Archeological Survey of India.


History:
The temple was built by Katarmalla, a Katyuri King who ruled in the 9th century and after whom the temple is known as Katarmal.

How to Reach

One can hire a taxi from Almora to reach Kosi river and after that trek a distance of 2 kilometres to reach the Katarmal Sun Temple.