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Surajkund (a masonry tank)


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Surajkund (a masonry tank)

Location -: Village-Lakharpur, District-Faridabad

Situation -: The village is situated on the Delhi-Surajpur road. The Rajhans tourist complex of Haryana Tourism Corporation is adjacent to this monument.

Under protection of -: Government of India

Period -: Circa 10th Century AD

History and description -: A water tank, resembling Roman amphitheatre, known as Surajkund, is believed to have been constructed by the Tomar king Surajpal, who is largely believed to be a bardic tradition king. It dates back to the pre-Islamic period, and presents a remarkable example of contemporary Hindu architecture. The shape of Surajkund resembles the rising sun. Its bed is about 130 meters in diameter. It is also believed, based on the discovery of some remnants on the site, a Sun temple once existed here.

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