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Modhera  Temple was built in 1026-27 AD by Bhimdev I of the Solanki dynasty. Later the temple was damaged by Mahmud Ghazni. No worship is offered now and is protected monument maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. The temple complex has three components: Gudhamandapa, the shrine hall; Sabhamandapa, the assembly hall and Kunda, the reservoir. The halls have intricately carved exterior and pillars. The reservoir has steps to reach the bottom and numerous small shrines.

History

The Sun Temple was built during the reign of Bhimdev I of Solanki dynasty in 1026-1027 . It is built on 23.6° latitude . The temple was attacked and damaged by Mahmud Ghazni. The place was later known as Sita ni Chauri and Ramkund locally. No worship is offered here now. The temple is Monument of National Importance and is maintained by Archeological Survey of India.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

2 hours journey from Ahmedabad 102km. State transport buses and private luxury coaches connect various major towns and cities of Gujarat.

The nearest railway station is located at Mehsana which is about 40 km.

By Air

The Nearest Airport is at Ahmedabad 102 km. away.

Sculpture

The temple complex is built in Maru-Gurjara style . The temple complex has three axially aligned components; the shrine proper in a hall , the outer or assembly hall and a sacred reservoir . The sabhamandapa is not in continuation with gudhamandapa but is placed little away as a separate structure. Both are built on a paved platform. The platform or plinth is inverted lotus shaped

Map

Modhera Sun Temple Modhera

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Timings and Events
Timings

07.00 am to 6.00 pm

Events

Modhera dance festival is the major festival that is observed by the Sun Temple.

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