Suryanarayan Temple, Ranakpur

Ranakpur Temples are acclaimed world-wide for their intricate and superb architectural style. These temples form one of the five major pilgrimages of the Jains.
The Jain Temples of Ranakpur are certainly creditable for their splendid architecture. This temple is wholly constructed in light colored marble and comprises a basement covering an area of 48000 sq feet. There are more than 1400 exquisitely carved pillars that support the temple.
Suryanarayan Temple, Ranakpur  
The Temple complex have several temples including Chaumukha temple, Parsavanath temple, Amba Mata Temple and Surya Temple.
The Surya Narayan Temple has an exquisite idol of Sun God. Lord Sun as an inexhaustable source of energy. Sun worship in India dates back to ancient times. It is the source of Power. In whose presence all living being get life. There are many temples represents Lord Sun as presiding deity in all over world.
The Vedas refer to sun worship. Vishnu is also described as being seated in the midst of the disk of the sun; over time Vishnu worship merged with sun worship (in some instances), and Surya is also referred to as Suryanarayana.
The Temple built during mid-15th century this temple dedicated to the Sun God - Surya, has a tower over the altar and follows a circular plan due to its numerous wall projections. With the base of the tower having protruding niches, the sanctum has an octagonal plan with six porches.
Surya Narayan stones temple in Rajastahn is embellished with carvings of warriors, horses and solar deities riding splendid chariots, drawn by seven horses.

There is a spacious hall for the reading of the Puranas (Holy Books) and galleries used by sadhus and visitors. In the inner sanctuary seated on a one-wheeled chariot, is the Sun God wearing a crown and flanked on either side by his two wives Prabha and Chhaya. The chariot is drawn by a horse with seven heads and the driver is the Sun God's lame charioteer Aruna.