Modhera Temple: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a video of Gujarat's Modhera Sun Temple,
Hello, friends Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday shared a video of the famous Sun Temple of Modhera located in Mehsana in his home state of Gujarat and said that during the rainy season, this temple gives a wonderful and grand shade. In this 55-second video, the sun temple bathed in rain looks amazing. This temple is located on the banks of the Pushpavati river in Modhera village of Mehsana district of Gujarat. There is also an excellent piece of architecture.
Built-in 1026-1027 AD on the banks of Pushpavati river:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared the video of Modhemo’s Sun Temple and wrote that the iconic Sun Temple of Modhera is looking spectacular during the rainy day. Please tell that Modhera Sun Temple is located in Modhera village of Mehsana district of Gujarat. King Bhimdev I of Solanki dynasty built the Pushpavati river bank in AD 1026-1027.
The temple's pavilion stands on 52 pillars:
The temple is designed in such a way that during every equinox the first rays of the rising sun fall on the hero placed on the head of the Sun God. The temple’s assembly pavilion stands on 52 pillars. Which represents 52 weeks in 1 year. The sun has been carved on the walls to show its unity with air, water, earth, and space. Though it is a Hindu temple, no worship is done here anymore. In 2014, Morena has been included in the list of Sun Temple.
Lord Ram created Modhera:
After the end of Ravana, Lord Rama came to Dharamanya to get rid of Brahmana and recited fast, havan and puja here. Lord Rama also established a city here. Which he knows as Modhera. Also, where Lord Rama had done the havan, the Sun Temple was established there.
There is no worship in this temple of Modhera:
The world-famous Sun is not worshiped, because Alauddin Khilji ruined this temple. Along with this, the golden statue of Lord Surya and the treasure kept in the sanctum sanctorum were also looted. Statues of deities and officers are revered around the temple. This temple is built on its image.
Many of the mythologies in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple are depicted by carving on the walls. Like other famous Sun temples, this Sun Temple is also divided into three parts. These include Surya Kund, Samb Mandap, and Guda Mandap. Continuing down in the Kunda, a ladder remains and some small temples are also built.