Sun Temple, Modhera
Sun Temple Modhera Sun Temple Modhera is situated on the banks of Pushpavati River; the temple is devoted to Sun God. Its interior hall has 12 niches that epitomize the monthly displays of God. One of the few Sun temples in India, this temple multifaceted is divided into three parts- Surya Kund, Sabha Mandap, and Guda Mandap. Do not miss visiting this step-well in the Sun temple of Modhera.
Temple Also has a dedicated spot to Lord Vishnu, Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, and Sitala Mata. it is built in such a way that the sun shines on the image of Surya chakra, from sunrise to sunset. This Temple was founded in the 11th century by King Bhimdev of the Solanki dynasty, Sun temple is placed on a small hill in Modhera, around 106 km north-westwards of Ahmedabad. The main hall and the shrine are braced by exquisitely carved pillars with statues of gods and demons.
The Modhera Temple was constructed under the reign of King Bhima I of the Chalukya dynasty. Created back in the early 11th century, Modhera has literally been mentioned on the history pages of Skanda & Brahma Puran. Even mythologically, Modhera and its surrounding areas have been referred to as Dharmaranya or the forest of righteousness.
On top of that, this place was also blessed by Lord Rama. At present, the temple is undertaken by the Archaeological Survey of India for renovation and restoration. In 2014, this Modhera Sun Temple was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Book A Tour Package to Sun Temple, Modhera.