Sun temple of Modhera (सूर्य मंदिर मोढेरा) was built by king Bhima Solanki in the 11th century.
The temple was made to honour the Sun god in Modhera village of Mehsana, Gujarat. The temple is divided into three parts - the first one is Sabha Mandapa, the second is Gudha Mandapa (the shrine hall), and the third one is Kund the reservoir.
Interesting facts about Sun Temple of Modhera:
1. The temple is designed in such a way that the first ray of the sun falls on the head of the Sun God.
2. There are 52 pillars in the shrine hall that signifies 52 weeks of the year.
3. Modhera Sun Temple entered the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the year 2014.
4. No worship is offered here now.
5. This is the third-largest Sun temple in India. The first one is in Orisa second one is in Gaya and the third one is in Modhera, Gujarat.
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