Sundarnarayan temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is located on the elevated
west bank of river Godavari at the corner of Ahilyabai Holkar Bridge around
1kms from Central Bus Stand. Built in 1756 by Gangadhar Yashwant Chandrachud,
this temple facing to the east has three porches each with with balcony
seating, lobed arches and slightly spherical domes. The doorways inside
the porches are headed by angled eaves and serpentine pediments and the
walls are decorated with beautiful carvings of Hanuman, Narayana and Indra.
The sanctum of the temple is adorn with a black idol of Lord Vishnu, flanked
by the idols of Lakshmi and Saraswati. One of the notable feature of the
temple is that it is erected at such an angle that on a particular
day of every year (mostly on 21st March), the rays of the rising sun first
fall exactly upon the idols.