Modhera Sun Temple, Modhera
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Take in the imaginative beauty of Indian architecture dating back to 1026 CE at Modhera Sun Temple. At the sun temple, dedicated to Hindu sun-god Surya, you'll see three distinct architectural features. The Suryakunda, a pool that stores pure water used by devotees to perform ablutions, features four terraces adorned with 108 miniature pyramid sculptures that act as steps and lead to the base. The second architectural piece is the Sabha Mandap: an open, pillared hall that serves as a meeting place, consisting of 52 intricately carved Hindu gods. Finally, the main temple, Sanctum Sanctorum (no longer used for prayer), represents the shape of an inverted lotus-base plinth. With our international travel planner, Modhera attractions like Modhera Sun Temple can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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This has is temple where no god is worshiped. It is built near Tropic of Cancer. It has a very nice intricate carvings. Mythological Stories are carved on the pillars of the sabhagruha.
This is good place. We went around 11am but I feel it should be visited by 7 am or so because after 9 am the climate is hot. We had a guide and it's useful as they explain the entire place. It will ta... read more »
The Sun Temple for the goddess Surya is a sensational sandstone temples with so many intricate carvings and stories of Hindu culture.The Sancrum Sancetorium the square building sits besides the Sahha ... read more »
Ancient Hindu Sun Temple (Surya Mandir), Modhera, Gujarat is ancient treasure of Indian architectures.Well maintained thousand years old Suya Temple..but need to take more care by authority. Nice place to visit. Suryakund ,Sabhamandap are awsome ..
I visited here in school days during one day trip. Very nice piece of historical value. The fine carvings are really worth observing. Great place for tourists.
Must visit place. Read history of sun temple before you visit. Surya kund and sabha mandap are example of beautiful stone crafting. Main temple is not very well maintained. There were plenty of bats in there and it was smelling very bad.
The temple is nearly 1000 years old and is situated exactly on the Tropic of Cancer and is a marvel of Hindu architecture of that period as on both the Equinoxes, the morning sun rays used to fall exactly on the temple deity through the front door. The place could have been better kept by the Gujarat archeological department as the temple building are full of bats and therefore smelly. Visited on 25th October 2015.
One of the best temples I have ever seen...
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