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Modhera
Modhera
is a town in Mehsana district
Mehsana district
of Gujarat, India. The town is well known for the Sun Temple
Sun Temple
of Chaulukya era. The town is located on the bank of river Pushpavati.[1] History[edit]

Sun Temple, Modhera

The town was known as Dharmaranya during Puranic age. It is believed that Lord Rama
Rama
had performed yagna here to cleanse the sin of killing Brahmin Ravana. He had built Modherak which was later known as Modhera.[1] The Sun Temple
Sun Temple
was built during the reign of Bhima I
Bhima I
of Chaulukya dynasty
Chaulukya dynasty
in 1026-1027 ( Vikram Samvat
Vikram Samvat
1083).[2][3][1] 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.[4] References[edit]

^ a b c Subodh Kapoor (2002). The Indian Encyclopaedia: Meya-National Congress. Cosmo Publications. pp. 4871–4872. ISBN 978-81-7755-273-7.  ^ 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
Modhera
(Gujarat)". Retrieved 9 April 2016.  ^ Jutta Jain-Neubauer (1 January 1981). The Stepwells of Gujarat: In Art-historical Perspective. Abhinav Publications. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-391-02284-3. 

Coordinates: 23°35′N 72°08′E / 23.583°N 72.133°E / 23

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