Surya: The God and His Abode
Author: Ranjan Kumar Singh
Publisher: Parijat, Patna
(Pp 119, ISBN: 8190356178, Rs 1,800)
Everybody knows the famous Konark temple, which many believe to be the only sun temple in India. The reality is there are more than hundred of sun temples dotted across the country—right from Surya Pahar in Assam up to Modhera in Gujarat—while several others spanning the globe, such as Wat Arun in Thailand. This coffee table book covers six famous sun temples of India, which the author has travelled to each site where he spent a week on average to capture the essence that has been carried through several eras in the forms of beliefs and faiths.