The Sun Temple of Modhera is an exquisite Hindu temple dedicated to the sun god, Surya, and has been built by Bhimdev I of Solanki dynasty. The temple is known for its intricate architecture and is home to the three day Modhera Dance Festival. Sun Temple Modhera is a beautiful ancient sun temple located at just 99KM from Ahmedabad. It is a must visit place in Gujarat to experience the anceint structure of this beautiful temple.
History about sun temple Modhera
The Modhera Sun Temple was built in the early 11th century by King Bhima I of the Chalukya dynasty. This glorious temple is built to pay homage to the sun god in the village of Modhera in the Mehsana district which is situated on the banks of the River Pushpavati. The complex of the temple is divided into three main parts: Sabha Mandapa (the assembly hall) Gudha Mandapa (the sanctuary hall), and Kunda (the reservoir).
The architecture of sun temple modhera
This temple is designed so that the first ray of sunlight falls on the idol of the Sun Lord, initially, the entire temple has pillars on a lotus-shaped structure and every inch of its walls shows avant-garde and detailed carvings. The glorious past of our life and culture from the time of Ramayana to the Mahabharata and the human life cycle to the Kamasutra is also in carved on its pillars. The temple campus consists of a rectangular water tank of Surya Kunda or Ram Kunda, a huge garden, Sabha Mandap, Sanctum Sanctorum, Museum etc.
How to reach and timing for sun temple
Modhera Sun Temple is a great piece of architecture and is well linked to all cities in India with various modes of communication like as BY Air, Train or by road.
By Air – Ahmedabad is the nearest Airport which is just 94 Km away from the temple.
By train – Becharaji Railway station is only 15 Km away from the temple.
Open /close Timings of Sun Temple:
6 Am to 6 Pm every day.
Entry Fee –
For Indians – charges is INR 15
For Foreigners, INR 200 and Photography is allowed.