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Sun Temple, Modhera

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Take in the imaginative beauty of Indian architecture dating back to 1026 CE at Sun Temple. At the sun temple, dedicated to Hindu sun-god Surya, you'll see three distinct architectural features. The Suryakunda, a pool that stores pure water used by devotees to perform ablutions, features four terraces adorned with 108 miniature pyramid sculptures that act as steps and lead to the base. The second architectural piece is the Sabha Mandap: an open, pillared hall that serves as a meeting place, consisting of 52 intricately carved Hindu gods. Finally, the main temple, Sanctum Sanctorum (no longer used for prayer), represents the shape of an inverted lotus-base plinth. Add Sun Temple to your Modhera travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Modhera trip planner.
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  • This is a millennium old temple dedicated to Sūrya located in the town of Modhera, around a two hour drive from Ahmedabad. There is no active worship occurring in the temple at present, although there...  more »
  • I had been wanting to visit the Modhera sun temple on previous trips to Gujarat and this time I finally made it. Wow! This hidden gem is quite spectacular - the temples, stepwell and museum are stunni...  more »
  • Great historical place... For student and also kids. It's really really very deep history of this place.The guide give us very useful knowledge about this place.He says us how it built.who built. When built. Why it's necessary to create this sun temple at his place.It is very powerful architect design by engineer of that time period. We also know about his row materials taken from which place for this temple.This temple is really really great architecture design of that time is great because of its work.
  • Awesome place. You can do good photography at the place. And also peace is there. You find a great old Architecture site there. The temple was awesome. ✌
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