Sun Temple near Gwalior
There is a Sun temple at a distance of 20 km from Gwalior. This is built by G.D.Birla in the middle of a big garden. This resembles the Konark. The temple is built on a high pedestal; it is designed with a chariot with 2 big wheels and 7 horses. A marble statue of Sun God is present inside the temple. The statue is very fascinating. Beside the temple there is a tomb of Ghosh Mohammed. This is a beautiful building. Mohammed is a princess. Mohammed has taught classical music to Tansen. Original name of Tansen is Ramtanu Pandey. He was born in a traditional Brahmin family in a village named Bahata near Gwalior. He learnt classical music from Mohammed. Tansen converted to Islam with Mohammed’s influence. He became famous as a musician in the court of Akbar. He wanted his body to be buried beside his music teacher. Music festivals are organized in this vicinity every year.
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