Mattan, situated a few kilometres away from Anantnag, is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre in the state of Jammu amp; Kashmir. Lying on the Pahalgam road this centre attracts hordes of devotees from all across the country. It is one of those religious places in India where the priests and pundits used to gather for worshiping the Sun god.The temple is famous for its beautiful Shiva Lingam, which is preserved within a beautiful brick structure surrounded by crystal clear water on all sides. Presently, the temple complex is one of the much-guarded areas of Jammu amp; Kashmir and is thus controlled by paramilitary forces. A special permission is required to enter this temple.