Sun Temple

Sun Temple – Modhera, Gujarat

The Sun Temple, Modhera (Gujarat) was built in 1026 AD by King Bhimdev of the Solanki dynasty and is dedicated to Lord Surya, the Sun God of Hinduism. It is akin to the Konark Sun Temple of Orissa. One more sun temple is at Martand in Jammu and Kashmir. The Modhera sun temple is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati, 25 km from Mehsana and 102 km from Ahmedabad. The Sun temple is of a unique architecture of its own kind. The temple comprises three separate but axially-aligned and integrated elements: Surya Kund, which is an intricately carved,…