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Modhera Sun Temple, Modhera

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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, Mehsana District 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 place is 100 kms from Ahmedabad. Not recommended for a hot day since you'll have to walk quite a bit. Apparently once a year, the sun's rays align themselves with a specific time during the day a...  more »
  • you need to get the services of a guide to understand the whole engineering/the system of Hindu Gods/the way of life during those days. And to note that this was just 1000 years back . And more over t...  more »
  • A sun temple built during rule of chalukya dynasty, the place is simply awesome. The green surrounding, intricate stone carvings, the beautiful temple pond are a must see during a visit to gujrat. 2 h...  more »
  • Sun temple, a mind blowing historical place. The architecture has been emphasised on the Sun Ray's. I'd say mid afternoon is the perfect time for photography or early morning. Beautiful minute art works around the wall. A must place on your Gujarat trip.
  • Modhera Sun Temple , it was one of sun temple of India. In front there is kund and behind there is temple. When u visit the place u feel how advance is our ancienter. It have great history, best archaeological value. If u photographer and love to click historic place , than this is write place for you.
  • Modhera Sun Temple holds a special place among one of the Most beautiful Heritage places i have visited.. It is well maintained by ASI. It takes you back to the ancient times,, as you walk past the temple wells .. pillars...main Shrine hall. Situated on the banks of River Pushpavati..this Architectural Marvel still stands rigid .. An advise: Try visiting during the months of winter to avoid the heat & humidity in the atmosphere ..
  • Beautiful temple with amazing carvings. Do hire a guide to understand the details and history. The park around the temple is peaceful, clean, and green. If you are lucky, you will spot a peacock or two.
  • Best experience. To watch such a beautiful work of art. Well maintained. Such Heritage Make us feel more proud of our country. I was simply thrilled and dumbstruck by the beauty of the temple. The satisfaction by simply watching this temple can't be described.

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