Modhera Sun temple is situated in Modhera village of Mehsana district in Gujarat on the banks of river Pushpavati.
This is one of the oldest sun temples in India, among ruins of Martanda temple in Anantnag, Jammu & Kashmir, Katarmal Surya temple in Almora Uttarakhand, Konarka sun temple between Puri and Bhubneshwar in Odisha and Dev Sun Temple in Auranagbad in Bihar. There are few other Sun temples in India in different condition of ruin.
Modhera Sun Temple is one of the glaring showpieces of 10th century, Solanki era Architecture of Gujarat. This era is also known as Golden era of Gujarat.
This temple was constructed in and around 1026-27 AD by Solanki King Bhimdev-1 ( Chaulukya Dynasty of Gujarat also known as Solanki era) of Patan.