Modhera is a town in
Mehsana district of Gujarat, India. The town is
well known for the
Sun Temple of Chaulukya era. The town is located on
the bank of river Pushpavati.
Sun Temple, Modhera
The town was known as Dharmaranya during Puranic age. It is believed
Rama had performed yagna here to cleanse the sin of killing
Brahmin Ravana. He had built Modherak which was later known as
Sun Temple was built during the reign of
Bhima I of
Chaulukya dynasty in 1026-1027 (
Vikram Samvat 1083).
There is Gyaneshwari stepwell in village which belongs to 16-17th
century. It has a shrine at the first pavilion of the stepwell instead
of usual at the end.
^ a b c Subodh Kapoor (2002). The Indian Encyclopaedia: Meya-National
Congress. Cosmo Publications. pp. 4871–4872.
^ Hasmukh Dhirajlal Sankalia (1941). The Archaeology of Gujarat:
Including Kathiawar. Natwarlal & Company. pp. 84–91.
Archived from the original on 2015.
^ "Sun-Temple at
Modhera (Gujarat)". Retrieved 9 April 2016.
^ Jutta Jain-Neubauer (1 January 1981). The Stepwells of Gujarat: In
Art-historical Perspective. Abhinav Publications. p. 7.
Coordinates: 23°35′N 72°08′E / 23.583°N 72.133°E /