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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sun Temple - Modhera

The Modhera Sun temple is situated on the banks of Pushpavati River. It is near about 102 km from Ahmedabad, Gujrat. This temple is dedicated to God Sun. It is one of the finest examples of Indian architecture of its period. It was built in 1026AD by King Bhimdev of the Solanki dynasty. It stands high on a plinth overlooking a deep stone-steeped tank.

Like a Konark Sun temple of Orissa, this temple was also designed that the rays of the sun would fall on the image of Sun at the time of the equinoxes. The walls of the temple have representations of the Sun god wearing a peculiar West Asian belt and boots as in the Sun temple at Gaya. Mention must also be made of the huge tank in front of the temple along with its multitude of images. Every wall of the structure, both inside and outside is magnificently carved with Gods, Goddesses, birds, beasts and flowers etc.

The Modhera Sun temple is divided into three main parts. The first is the Surya Kund, which is a beautiful carved stepped tank that was named after Sun god. The second is Sabha Mandap, which is a hall used for religious gatherings and conferences. And the third is Guda Mandap, which is the house the idol of God sun.

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God Surya dev photo

Wallpaper of Modhera sun temple

Surya Kund at Modhera Sun temple

Sun temple modhera, Ahmedabad, Gujrat

Sabha Mandap at Modhera sun temple

Regional dance at Modhera Sun temple

Pictures on the walls of Sun temple

Modhera sun temple picture

Modhera sun temple photo

Modhera Sun temple Image

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