Saturday, July 24, 2010

Modhera sun temple

Modhera sun temple is mainly dedicated to the Sun God of Hinduism, Lord Surya. It is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati, it is 10 km from Ahmedabad and 25km from Mehsana. Modhera sun temple was built by King Bhimdev of the Solanki dynasty in 1026 A.D. Solankies were regarded as Suryavanshis, the descendants of Lord Surya.Previously, Modhera sun temple was under the control of of Mahmud Ghazni.

Modhera sun temple
Soalnkis regained their power after a fierce battle. Anahilvad(Solanki Capital), was restored to glory. Modhera sun temple is regarded as one of the most remarkable heritage places in India. This beautiful temple is designed and created in such a way that the first rays of the sun fell on the image of Surya.Its architectural beauty is quite mesmerising.

Modhera sun temple is very popular for its outstanding architectural skills.It is famous for its unique architecture in all over the world.The temple consists of three main elements:

* A stepped tank named after Sun god Surya called Surya Kund.
* A hall used for conferences and religious gatherings called Sabha Mandap.
* The main temple is called Guda Mandap, it once housed the idol of Sun God.

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