Sun Temple Modhera

Tripoto
20th Sep 2019
Photo of Sun Temple Modhera by Divya (Musafir_Kanya)
Day 1

Modhera Sun Temple is hailed as the most fascinating of all the Sun temples in India. As suggested by its name, it is dedicated to the Sun God, a much revered God in Hinduism. While prayers are no longer offered in the temple, it serves as a major pitstop for its religious as well as architectural significance. It was built by King Bhimdev of the Solanki dynasty in 1026 AD following a rather unique architectural pattern consisting of three main structures - Surya Kund, Sabha Mandap and Guda Mandap or the sanctum sanctorum. A cluster of 108 shrines in Surya Kund is a major highlight of this temple. It once houses an idol of the Sun that was made out of gold and placed on a 15 ft deep pit, filled with gold coins. The temple lost much of its splendour and wealth, including the gold statue, when it was plundered by Mahmud Gazni during one of his repeated invasions of India. It lies at some 102 km from Ahmedabad and stands by the banks of River Pushpavati.

Sun temple Modhera

Photo of Sun Temple Modhera by Divya (Musafir_Kanya)
Photo of Sun Temple Modhera by Divya (Musafir_Kanya)
Photo of Sun Temple Modhera by Divya (Musafir_Kanya)
Photo of Sun Temple Modhera by Divya (Musafir_Kanya)
Photo of Sun Temple Modhera by Divya (Musafir_Kanya)

When words fail to explain.let yourself lost,inhale the happiness present in the air,open the deck of your heart.

The architecture itself would speak all to you .such is the beauty of this place..????

Photo of Sun Temple Modhera by Divya (Musafir_Kanya)
Photo of Sun Temple Modhera by Divya (Musafir_Kanya)
Photo of Sun Temple Modhera by Divya (Musafir_Kanya)
Photo of Sun Temple Modhera by Divya (Musafir_Kanya)
Photo of Sun Temple Modhera by Divya (Musafir_Kanya)
Photo of Sun Temple Modhera by Divya (Musafir_Kanya)

How To Reach Modhera From Ahmedabad

By Air: You can take a flight to Ahmedabad airport and then from there you can hire a cab to Modhera.

By Rail: The nearest railhead is at Ahmedabad, which is at a distance of around 100 km from Modhera.

By Road: Modhera is easily accessible from Ahmedabad and other cities by road. You can take a cab or catch a bus from Ahmedabad to Modhera.

Sun Temple Timings:

6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Modhera Sun Temple Entry Fee:

Indians Rs 25

Foreigners Rs 300

Photography Allowed

Festival celebrated:

Modhera Dance Festival

Visit Duration:

1 hour (Approx)

Best time to visit Sun Temple:

During Dance Festival and winter

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