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Modhera’s Radiant Gem: The Sun Temple of Gujarat

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ॐ श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः ॐ श्री शिवानन्दाय नमः ॐ श्री चिदानन्दाय नमःॐ श्री दुर्गायै नमः 

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 The Sun Temple in Modhera village is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Sun God Surya located in Mehsana district of Gujarat in India. It is situated on the banks of river Pushpavati.

Modhera Sun temple Gujarat

The temple was built after 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima I of the Chaulukya dynasty.

No worship is offered in the temple now and the temple is a protected monument these days, maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Sun Temple Sculpture, Modhera, India Stock Photo - Image of auspicious,  sculpture: 48021338

The temple complex has three components: Gudhamandapa, the shrine hall; Sabhamandapa, the assembly hall and Kunda, the reservoir. The halls have intricately carved exteriors and pillars. The reservoir has steps to reach the bottom and has numerous small shrines. 

This peerless temple space acts as a grandiose backdrop for the vibrant expressions of dancers and aesthetic ethnicity of the country.

India, Gujarat, Modhera, Sun Temple, statues, stone carving, detail, Stock  Photo, Picture And Rights Managed Image. Pic. Z71-1691841 | agefotostock

Dance troupes and performers from all regions of the nation bring along a panorama of varied dance forms and styles, interlaced with the essence of their origins.

Carving at Sun temple Modhera in Mehsana districts, in north Gujarat,  Patan, India Stock Photo - Alamy

The performers blend in the ambience and bring life to the sandstone figurines carved on the edifice of the temple, singing and narrating legends of times bygone. 

A YouTube Video : Modhera Dance Festival at Sun Temple Modhera

A YouTube Video : Modhera Dance Festival at Sun Temple, Modhera

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