Modhera Sun Temple At Gujarat

Gujarat is reputedly known as Land of Lions and Land of legends as it is the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel and, of course, the home of admirable Prime Minister.

Modhera Sun Temple, as the name says, is dedicated to the ‘Sun’ god. The design and the geometry of the Modhera Sun. The incredible architecture and design mesmerize us and have a unique speciality. During every equinox, the first ray of the rising sun would fall on the diamond placed on the head of the Sun God. It is located in Modhera village which is 25 km from Mehsana and a drive for 25 km from Mehsana amidst the magnificent landscapes. If you are travelling by flight, the nearest airport would be Ahemdabad, Sun Modhera temple is located 106 km from Ahmedabad.

Modhera Sun Temple has three axially aligned components The Shrine-Garbhagriha

Hall- Sabha Mandapa or Ranga Mantapa

The Sacred Reservoir – Kunda

Wall mouldings are of special attraction, they start with Kumbha, a pitcher that has a broad undecorated band at the lower part while the middle part is decorated with oval discs. It is followed by Kalasha, a pitcher.

The next is broadband with chaitya-windows called Kevala followed by similar called Manchi. These two bands are separated by a deep band. There is a thin fillet above which the major paneled face of the wall called Jangha exists. There is a thin fillet above which the major panelled face of the wall called Jangha exists. These panels are decorated with figures of gods but the figures of Surya are placed predominantly than others as the temple is dedicated to Solar Deity. Other panels are decorated with dancers and other figures.

Modhera Sun temple has entered the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. Modhera Sun temple situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati is one of the historical landmarks of Gujarat, also known for its Gurjara architecture and Modhera Dance festival.

Modhera Sun Temple welcomes you with a magnificent kund in a rectangular shape, ‘Ramkund’ has 108 shrines to various gods. The spiritual experience, the linear rays of the sun illuminate our inner self with love and light.

Visiting Modhera Sun temple will be an exuberant experience and the memories made here will last a lifetime. Every corner of the temple has a very close connection with the universe and nature, carvings of the sun alongside other elements like air, earth, water, and space can be seen on the walls of the temple.

Experience the magic of vibrant Gujarat and feel the vibe of rich heritage. The ecstatic feeling.

I should specially mention the amazing feeling I experienced on the day of Diwali. Each nook and corner of the temple was lit up with lights and the temple was decked up like a ‘Bride’.

Modhera Sun Temple would be a must-visit place for history and architecture lovers, click lots of pictures with unique sculptures. Experience the magic of vibrant Gujarat and feel the vibe of rich heritage. The ecstatic feeling.

When are you planning your trip to Gujarat?



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