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  • dr_tanvi
    Ahmedabad District, India143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A monument showing rich heritage of Gujarat
    This might be my second review here about this place almost after 12 years...It is a must visiting place to know the rich heritage of combination of science, art and thoughtful building of this monument. Please take guide otherwise one can miss many important aspects... Try to visit at evening so that can not miss the light and sound show
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 November 2023
  • Saurabh Srivastav
    Bhopal, India989 contributions
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    A Holy place where Sun God was worshipped.
    Ancient monuments be they be a Fort, a Palace or some old Temple always thrill because they are living examples of architecture of that era and their interiors recreate centuries old moments in our minds. The Sun temple of Modhera in Gujrat was constructed in 1026 B.C. by king Bhima of the Chalukya Dynasty and is an example of the unique architecture in the area in the B.C. era. There are some Persian & some Greek elements also visible in the Architecture here. Pushpavati river used to flow in the back of this temple till some centuries back but has now dried up. As there is no statue of any deity in the temple one need not remove his shoes to enter the temple. The temple is 35 kms. from Mehsana and 101 kms. from Ahmedabad. There is a 'kund' in front of the temple called Ramakund and has 108 shrines to various Gods though three main shrines on each flank are dedicated to Lords Shiv, Vishnu and Ganesh. There is a staggered configuration of steps leading to the Kund and this itself looks lovely. There are 52 pillars in the temple and the pillars are adorned by exquisite stone carvings of various figures like child being delivered by mother, costumes , performing arts and even some love making. Sprawling gardens with shady trees surround the temple and there is ample parking, eateries and even a Electric vehicle free charging station for the temple visitors. Minor fee of Rs. 25/- per person is charged for Indians. For the foreigners the fee is Rs' 300/-.Overall it is a nice historical as well as a Religious place full of lovely views.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 December 2023
  • Ashima J
    Pune, India373 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    good architecture
    The architecture of the Sun Temple is a harmonious blend of artistry and spiritual significance. The Sun Temple in Modhera is not just a place of worship; it's a living testament to the artistic and scientific achievements of ancient India. The precision in design, the attention to detail, and the spiritual symbolism embedded in every carving make it a destination that transcends time.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 December 2023
  • The Travel Curry
    New Delhi, India194 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Marvelous architecture
    A replica of Konark Sun Temple, Modhera Sun Temple is also dedicated to the Solar God. The temple has no idols in the sanctum, so you can enter the shrine with footwear. A stepped kund next to the temple is absolutely photogenic. The architecture, carvings, sculptures and design of the temple is quite notable. The best time to visit Modhera temple is after 4pm when the sun starts cooling off. Stay back for the light and sound show in the evening after 7pm and the stunning view of the temple when the lights are turned on.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 January 2024
  • Madhulika L
    Noida, India6,320 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning temple to the sun
    The Sun Temple at Modhera was built in about 1026-7 CE, in the reign of the Solanki King Bhimdeva I (whose consort, Rani Udayamati, is credited with having built the famous Rani ki Vav at Patan). The temple complex consists of three separate but proximate sections: the sabhamandapa (used as an assembly hall and a venue for dance performances); the tank, in the form of a stepped well, with steps leading down from the sabhamandapa; and the garbhagriha, the sanctum sanctorum, which has a narrow corridor ringing it, to allow circumambulation. Both buildings, as well as the shrines surrounding the tank, are beautifully and intricately carved with deities, depictions of apsaras, elephants, and more. The age of the temple being what it is, a lot of the carving has suffered the ravages of time, but still, it's very impressive. The Sun Temple is located in a large landscaped park. Also part of the complex is a tiny archaeological museum (just a handful of stone sculptures, though beautiful) and a small interpretation centre and museum, which provides basic information about the temple.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 January 2024
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Let's Go Sightseeing
Noida, India2,900 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Modhera was our second destination during the Gujarat trip. From the architectural point of view, it is a supremely excellent example among the temples built in the Solanki style in Gujarat.
In the Griha, beautifully carved stone pillars have been erected in an octagonal plan which provides support to the ornate arches. Unique carvings adorn the base & walls of the Garbha Griha.
A must – see carving is Surya, the Sun God, in a standing position, being driven by His seven horses. The sanctum sanctorum is a marvel. The Sabha Mandap is built on an angular plan & is equipped with beautiful pillars.
52 intricately carved pillars represent 52 weeks of the year.
On to more practical aspects, the Modhera Sun Temple was spotlessly clean & well – maintained. There were adequate signboards and historical references. There were no touts, only ASI – approved guides.
The guides too were not the pestering kinds. They would ask you only once if you wanted their service. If you said no, they would quietly move away to the next set of travellers.
We were so pleased with the guides' professionalism; we ended up engaging one. And don’t regret it one bit.
Written 12 July 2024
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Madhulika L
Noida, India6,320 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The Sun Temple at Modhera was built in about 1026-7 CE, in the reign of the Solanki King Bhimdeva I (whose consort, Rani Udayamati, is credited with having built the famous Rani ki Vav at Patan). The temple complex consists of three separate but proximate sections: the sabhamandapa (used as an assembly hall and a venue for dance performances); the tank, in the form of a stepped well, with steps leading down from the sabhamandapa; and the garbhagriha, the sanctum sanctorum, which has a narrow corridor ringing it, to allow circumambulation.

Both buildings, as well as the shrines surrounding the tank, are beautifully and intricately carved with deities, depictions of apsaras, elephants, and more. The age of the temple being what it is, a lot of the carving has suffered the ravages of time, but still, it's very impressive.

The Sun Temple is located in a large landscaped park. Also part of the complex is a tiny archaeological museum (just a handful of stone sculptures, though beautiful) and a small interpretation centre and museum, which provides basic information about the temple.
Written 1 February 2024
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The Travel Curry
New Delhi, India194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
A replica of Konark Sun Temple, Modhera Sun Temple is also dedicated to the Solar God. The temple has no idols in the sanctum, so you can enter the shrine with footwear. A stepped kund next to the temple is absolutely photogenic. The architecture, carvings, sculptures and design of the temple is quite notable. The best time to visit Modhera temple is after 4pm when the sun starts cooling off. Stay back for the light and sound show in the evening after 7pm and the stunning view of the temple when the lights are turned on.
Written 4 January 2024
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Ashima J
Pune, India373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
The architecture of the Sun Temple is a harmonious blend of artistry and spiritual significance. The Sun Temple in Modhera is not just a place of worship; it's a living testament to the artistic and scientific achievements of ancient India. The precision in design, the attention to detail, and the spiritual symbolism embedded in every carving make it a destination that transcends time.
Written 30 December 2023
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Saurabh Srivastav
Bhopal, India989 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Ancient monuments be they be a Fort, a Palace or some old Temple always thrill because they are living examples of architecture of that era and their interiors recreate centuries old moments in our minds. The Sun temple of Modhera in Gujrat was constructed in 1026 B.C. by king Bhima of the Chalukya Dynasty and is an example of the unique architecture in the area in the B.C. era. There are some Persian & some Greek elements also visible in the Architecture here. Pushpavati river used to flow in the back of this temple till some centuries back but has now dried up. As there is no statue of any deity in the temple one need not remove his shoes to enter the temple. The temple is 35 kms. from Mehsana and 101 kms. from Ahmedabad. There is a 'kund' in front of the temple called Ramakund and has 108 shrines to various Gods though three main shrines on each flank are dedicated to Lords Shiv, Vishnu and Ganesh. There is a staggered configuration of steps leading to the Kund and this itself looks lovely. There are 52 pillars in the temple and the pillars are adorned by exquisite stone carvings of various figures like child being delivered by mother, costumes , performing arts and even some love making. Sprawling gardens with shady trees surround the temple and there is ample parking, eateries and even a Electric vehicle free charging station for the temple visitors. Minor fee of Rs. 25/- per person is charged for Indians. For the foreigners the fee is Rs' 300/-.Overall it is a nice historical as well as a Religious place full of lovely views.
Written 21 December 2023
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Amit Dwivedi
Vadodara, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
One of Best creation of human being, Must Visit place in gujarat
Each and every details shown the hard work and skills of indian artists.
Written 25 November 2023
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dr_tanvi
Ahmedabad District, India143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This might be my second review here about this place almost after 12 years...It is a must visiting place to know the rich heritage of combination of science, art and thoughtful building of this monument. Please take guide otherwise one can miss many important aspects... Try to visit at evening so that can not miss the light and sound show
Written 20 November 2023
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Gaspard N
Goa, India933 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Those who come to Modhera to discover a World Heritage masterpiece may be disappointed. Certainly, this monument is a notable example of the sculptural technique of the period before the triumph of Indo-Mughal art and architecture. The building is stocky, with the blunders of this time: the proportions are not perfect (especially the thickness of the columns that clutter the interiors, for lack of technique of the domes), there is a sculptural overload that does not manage to hide the average quality of the execution (except some large statues).The eye is lost, quantity is not quality. There is work here, not genius. Those who seek the erotic representations will also be disappointed: they are small and of a clumsy execution, and one must look well to find them. Better to go to Khajuraho or even to Konarak.
There are many works of art in Gujarat that deserve more to be included in the UNESCO list, such as the jali of the Sidi Sayyed mosque in Ahmedabad, a work of pure genius, or the old town of Junagadh...
Written 17 November 2023
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Deepak_01
Bengaluru, India7,279 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Marvellous ancient architectural wonder, skillfully built temple,very serene with lush green surroundings and well maintained lawns, garden and public rest rooms.Shiva temple in the vicinity is extremely peaceful.Allover atmosphere is soothing and calm.Entry fee of Rs.25/- is very economical.Unfortunately some irresponsible tourists litter the place with waste, which should be strictly curbed.
Written 17 September 2023
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Pronabjyoti Sharma
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Its a good and good experience to visit again again to sun temple. Amazing place to visit with family
Written 25 May 2023
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