Modhera Surya Mandir - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Modhera Surya Mandir
It is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati. It was built after 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima I of the Chalukyas dynasty. No worship is offered now and is a protected monument maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. The temple complex has three components: Gudhamandapa, the shrine hall; Sabhamandapa, the assembly hall and Kunda, the reservoir. The halls have intricately carved exterior and pillars. The reservoir has steps to reach the bottom and numerous small shrines.
Attractions Near Modhera Surya Mandir
26.69km from Modhera Surya Mandir
The Rajmahal Palace was built in the 19 th century by HH Bal Sinhji and was earlier called Bal Vilas Palace. It is located in 13-14 acres of park-like grounds with tennis courts, lily ponds, fountains, outhouses and cricket pitches. The centerpiece is a beautiful pillared courtyard with marble statues. There is a marvelously appointed Darbarhall with painted ceilings, king-sized portraits, and a throne. There are beautifully restored vintage cars and a library of automobile books.
Jasmalnathji Mahadev Temple
29.04km from Modhera Surya Mandir
is an ancient temple located at Asoda village in Vijapur Taluka. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. The temple is Monument of National Importance protected and maintained by the Archeological Survey of India. The temple is believed to have been built in the 10th century. It consists of a sanctum; mandapa and Torana, a porch.
Rani Ki Vav
30.79km from Modhera Surya Mandir
Rani Ki Vav is a stepwell situated in the town of Patan in Gujarat state of India. It is located on the banks of the Saraswati river. Its construction is attributed to Udayamati, daughter of Khengara of Saurashtra, queen of the 11th-century Chaulukya dynasty and spouse of Bhima I. Silted over, it was rediscovered in the 1940s and restored in 1980s by the Archaeological Survey of India. It has been listed as one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites since 2014.
Sahastra Ling Lake
31.22km from Modhera Surya Mandir
Sahastra Ling Lake is a medieval artificial water tank in Patan district which was commisioned during thee Chalukya period. But now it is empty and in a ruined state. It is a Monument of National Importance protected by Archaeological Survey of India
56.94km from Modhera Surya Mandir
Thol Lake is an artificial lake near Thol village . It was constructed as an irrigation tank in 1912. It is a fresh water lake surrounded by marshes. It was declared the Thol Bird Sanctuary in 1988; it is a habitat to 150 species of birds, about 60% are waterbirds. Many migratory birds nest and breed in the lake and its periphery.
The Adalaj Stepwell
65.05km from Modhera Surya Mandir
Built-in 1498 in the memory of Rana Veer Singh, by his wife Queen Rudadevi. Step wells like the one in Adalaj were once integral to the semi-arid regions of Gujarat, as they provided water for drinking, washing, and bathing. These wells were also venues for colorful festivals and sacred rituals.
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