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    Best time to Visit Modhera: Whole Year

    Category : History/heritage: History & Heritage
    Pilgrimage: Pilgrimage

    Duration(days) : 1 Days

    Description

    Modhera is famous for its Sun temple.
    This serene temple campus is set along the backdrop of River Pushpavati.

    Puranic references refer to the place as ‘Modherak’ or ‘Moherak’ meaning mounds of the dead.

     

    Festival
    Modhera dance festival is the major festival that is observed by the Sun Temple. It is held in the third week of January every year. 


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    Modhera Sun temple

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    Modhera Sun temple is believed to be constructed in 1027 in Solanki architecture. This serene temple campus is set along the backdrop of River Pushpavati. It is one of the few temples dedicated to Sun God in the country. This ancient temple resembles the Sun Temple at Konark in Orissa. As per the Konark Temple, this shrine is designed in a manner, so that the first rays of the Sun cast on the image of the Lord Surya. This temple was built by King Bhimdev of the Solanki dynasty (who are believed to be the descendants of the lineage of Sun God).
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      Surya Kund

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      Surya Kund is a deep stepped tank in the front of Modhera Sun temple. This 100 sq meter rectangular tank was used to store pure water in ancient times. Small, miniature 108 shrines dot the steps around the Kund.
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        Taranga Hills / Taranga Jain Derasar

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        Taranga Hills is on the Aravali range where the river Rupen and Sabarmati flows. It has 12th century derasar, is one of the best preserved temples in Gujarat. It was built by the Solanki Rajputs and has a beautiful architecture with enchanting views. It is one of the sacred Jain temples and it is believed that 35,000,000 munis, have attained moksha here.
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          By Air: 
          Nearest airport is Ahmedabad

          By Train: 
          Nearest railway  station is at Mehsana (25 kms)

          By Road: 
          Modhera has good road connectivity.
          Here are some important distances to note:
          Ahmedabad - 100 km
          Gandhinagar - 82 kms
          Mehsana - 25 kms
          Mount Abu, Rajasthan - 182 kms