About 553km from Mumbai, lies the Lunar Lunar Crater Lake. Its was concluded by the Geological Survey of India that this is the world's only lake created with hyper velocity meteorite impact on basalt. The meteorites have been estimated to strike our earth at Lonar about 50,000 years ago. Various researchers have believed that the meteor was ~60 meter in diameter with a weight of millions of tonnes. It was travelling at a speed of 20km/sec when it made its impact at Lonar and thus the Crater was formed. The high impact generated enormous heat and colossal energy throwing clouds of molten ash and dust all around. The explosion was of the magnitude of 6 megaton bombs.It is believed that the meteor is now resting deep inside the Crater at a depth of 600 meters below Crater level.
Lonar Crater was discovered in 1823 by a military officer named C.G. Alexandar. Subsequent research were carried out on Lonar in the 20th century by various groups to study its formation.
There are about 32 temples and some inscriptions at Lonar . Out of which 27 are located inside the Crater.
Many of the temples are in dilapidated states and some are preserved by Archaeological Survey of India(ASI).
Daityasudan Temple is one out side Crater and located in Lonar village is in a good state despite of its roof is gone.