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. Make Modhera Sun Temple a part of your Mehsana District vacation plans using our Mehsana District online trip planner .
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  • This temple is based on concept of Dharma Artha kama and Moksha. Various sculptures depicting how advanced our science was in ancient days. for e.g. there is sculpture showing how deliver a baby under...  more »
  • Stop at Modhera, visiting at sunset ... the temple dedicated to the Sun God! It's after 17:30 and you have to be fast this visit because the long is now done. Few people and that was already preparing the exit. Sure would be good to be in the time of the Equinox and the most appropriate time: Dawn, because at that time the Sun lights up the statues of the gods. However it is also nice at sunset when the last light of the day playing with the shadows inside the temple giving the last warm color of that moment. Very impressive is the large tub though water of a dark green had difficulty reflect the lines of the temple above. Returning to the speech of the equinoxes would have been nice to see the rising sun, shave the surface of the water with its rays and then climb gradually along the stairways up to pass the triumphal arch of access in such a way that the light penetrated in theaters in columns until you reach the cell and illuminate the statue of Surya. At some point the sound from the peacocks reminded us that it was already time to go: it was them, now, the only ones to wander on the sides of the site.
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  • This temple is not in used now(no worshiped offer here now). But the structure is here. The carving in stone is amazing. Near sun temple the Kunda (pond/lake) is there and its steps required to go ins...  more »
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  • 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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