Modhera Sun Temple

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    In Context

    • The Ahmedabad Railway Station at Kalupur in Ahmedabad City will be developed on the theme of Modhera Sun Temple in the next five years.

    Modhera Sun Temple

    • Modhera Sun Temple is located in Mehsana, neighbouring Ahmedabad district.
    • Built in the 11th century during the Chalukya dynasty in honour of the Sun God, it is one of the major tourist destinations in North Gujarat.
    • Situated on the banks of Pushpavati River.
    • It is surrounded by a terra-formed garden of flowering trees and songs of birds.
    • The remains of the Sun Temples at Modhera are relics of times gone by when reverence of the natural elements fire, air, earth, water and sky were at their peak sharing space with myriad manifestations of Vedic gods.

    Source:IE