Sri Surya Pahar of Goalpara

Sri Surya Pahar is one of the most significant heritage sites of the ancient remains of Goalpara district in Assam. Located about 12 km southeast from Goalpara town.

The Surya Pahar (Hill of the Sun) temple is an ancient sun worship center situated on a hilly terrain where several rock-cut antiquities, about 25 votive stupas and the deities belonging to Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism pantheon have been discovered from this site and kept in a museum at Surya Pahar area.

In 1993, the Archaelogical Department of Assam government carried out excavation at this ancient site. Sri Surya Pahar, Buddhist Stupas, Monasteries and many other relics were discovered from the eastern hill slope of the site, dating back to 8th and 9th century A.D.

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When to Visit: In the month of Magh (January/February)
Opening Hours: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Closed on: Friday

(Picture: Flickr)

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