‘ADITYA TEMPLE,’ a beautiful temple of God Sun and Shiva is located at Ramak village of Champawat district in Uttarakhand. It is one of the famous and rare temples of God Sun, which was establishedby the kings of Chand dynasty in the 16th century. Legends also believe that during the exile, Pandavas visited this place and worshipped god ‘Shiva’ and consecrated the pious ‘Shivalinga’here.
Since it is an abode of the two famous Hindu Gods – Sun and Shiva, it is also popularly known as‘ Shivaditya Temple.’This temple has a great religious significance in the vicinity and large number of pilgrims from various places and across sections visit here to perform worship. Every year during August/September on the auspicious occasion of ‘Surya Sasti’ a three days’ fair is also organized here where special worship of God Sun is performed.
Near Aditya Temple, two other equally beautiful and renowned temples of God ‘Adi’ and God ‘Bhumia’are also situated. These temples are situated under two huge divine banj oak trees, which adds to itsmagnificence even more.
This temple at Ramak village is located at a manageable distance of around 75 km away from the district headquarter, Champawat and around 115 km from Kathgodam (nearest railway station). Itis surrounded by scenic beauty, gigantic hills,and rich biodiversity all around and has great tourism potential.Pilgrims can easilyvisit this temple all around the year; itis well connectedwiththe motorableroad.
How to Reach:
The nearest airport to Aditya Temple, Ramak is Pantnagar situated around 150kms away in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state. Taxis are available from Pantnagar Airport to Aditya Temple, Ramak.
The nearest railway stations is Kathgodam, which is around 115 kms from Aditya Temple, Ramak. Taxis and buses are easily available from Kathgodam and Haldwani. Kathgodam/ Haldwani is well connected with major destinations of India like Lucknow, Delhi, Agra etc.
Ramak is well connected by motorable road now with major destinations of Uttarakhand state and northern India. Buses from ISBT Anand Vihar are available to Haldwani and many other nearby destinations from where pilgrims can easily hire a local taxi or bus to reach.