Amber or Amer, anciently known as Ambavati, was the capital of the territory named Dhundara ruled by the Kachhawaha rulers before Jaipur was founded in 1727. Besides, a picturesque palace and fort, Amber is also known for its temples which are dedicated to both Jaina and Hindu pantheons. The famous Sun temple, situated to the west of Amber town on the slope of the hill faces  east-southeast. It consists of a square sanctum, a vestibule and pillared mandapa. The sanctum is pancharatha on plan with corbelled ceiling and open pradakshinapatha. The sikhara also follows the sanctum plan. The sukanasa is shown in the form of a hollow square passage. The bhadra niches are empty on all three sides. The mandapa rests on sixteen pillars with a vedi-kunda in the centre and has a flat ceiling. The temple is built of stone and brick and has been repaired in recent times. An inscription on one of the pillars in the front row of the mandapa is dated V.S. 1011 (A.D. 954).
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Notification No. Act No. LXXI of 1951 dated 28.11.1951
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Ownership Status Government
Topographical Features Situated in midst of hills.
1 Chandramani Singh (ed.), Protected Monuments of Rajasthan (Jaipur 2002 and
2 Savitri Gupta, Rajasthan District Gazetteer, Jaipur (Jaipur 1987).
Locality Tehsil District State
Ambar Ambar Jaipur Rajasthan