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Modhera Sun Temple

The famous Sun Temple in Modhera was built by Raja Bhimdev I. Modhera is situated about 100 km north-west of Ahmedabad. The temple has three main enclosures. The first one is a large rectangular stepped tank, Surya Kund, containing holy water. The second is the sabha mandapa, used for religious gatherings. Its unique walnut-shaped ceiling is supported by 52 spectacular pillars. The sabha mandapa has four doorways. The third one is the inner sanctum or the guha mandapa.

There's a tunnel inside the guha mandap that leads to nearby town of Patan. The temple is renowned for its intricately carved panels and beautiful sculptures.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Mehsana
Location: Modhera    


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