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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, 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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  • Supposed to be older than Konark Sun Temple. Looks much more healthy. Good carvings. The pond surrounded by 108 mini temples is one of the highlights. One should not miss this.  more »
  • its a beautiful temple with exquisite craving but managed poorly. As soon we step inside temple it has smell of bats urine. Stepwell outside is also very beautiful but again water inside is full of al...  more »
  • Located at 106 km from Ahmadabad, the Sun temple at Modhera is the finest example of exquisite craftsmanship of bygone era that still stood to mesmerise the future generations to come. Though it's cur...  more »
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  • A beautiful architectural heritage. Ruined by Muslim intruder from past. Dedicated to lord Sun. There are 12 statues of Lord sun around the temple signifies 12 months. 7 pillar signifies 7 days of week. A kund(pond) in front of temple consists of 108 total temples. On 21st March and 23rd September of every year, sun Ray directly enters in Temple and light up whole temple in morning. Best time to visit is early morning before it gets much crowed.
  • Nice place to spend around 3 hrs. Best time is to visit in the evening as daytime is too hot. Good to visit as Family.. Other groups also will enjoy.. Tempe needs more maintenance and also renovation in few places. The place have really excellent looks than what one could see/capture in photos.
  • The Modhera Sun Temple, an easy 2 hour drive from Ahmedabad, is not to be missed. Built in the 11th century by Bhimdev I of the Solanki Dynasty, it is an architectural marvel that will leave you hugely impressed. It has three composite parts: the shrine hall, the assembly hall and the reservoir. It's not a 'live' temple and no worship is carried out as the Sun is no longer actively worshipped in India, The carvings and sculptures are intricate and of the highest artistic quality. If you like sculptures, this place is utterly fascinating. It has some of the most wonderfully sculpted ceilings and pillars anywhere in the world. A Dance Festival is held here in January ever year. If you are visiting Gujarat, this is a place not to be missed.
  • I loved the place as the making of the temple is unique. They have also shown scenes of Mahabharata, Ramayan. Also the temple is built with vastushastra and if we don't hire a guide there we can't understand all this
  • A living monument of Indian history... if you are an engineer you are bound to get goosebumps, just looking at the amount of planning that would have gone, the precision, the science behind the calculations... Just wow... Please take a guide... Evening time is better, to avoid heat...