The Surya Kund
The Surya Kund in Sun Temple Modhera is a rectangular tank in the form of a stepwell on the eastern edge of the temple complex facing the Sabha Mandapa.
Why is Modhera Sun Temple famous?
As per Archeological Survey of India Modhera Sun Temple was built in 1026-27 CE during the reign of Bhima I of the Chaulukya dynasty. As you enter the historical complex, you first come across the magnificent kund known as the Ramakund, built in rectangular shape containing 108 shrines to various gods and demi-gods.
Why Sun Temple of modhera is called Sun Temple?
The Modhera Sun Temple was made by King Bhima I of the Chalukya dynasty in the early 11th century. It is a temple made to honour the Sun God in Modhera village of Mehsana district on the bank of River Pushpavati.
What is Modhera famous for?
the Sun Temple of Chaulukya
Modhera is a village 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 Pushpavati river.
Who attacked Sun Temple Modhera?
Mahmud of Ghazni
Destruction of the sun temple
One historical tale tells us that Mahmud of Ghazni attacked the city of Modhera around 1025. The army of King Bhimdev faced him at Modhera, But there were not very successful in warding off the attack. Mahmud plundered the sun temple left with his loot.
Which is the oldest Sun Temple in the world?
Konark Sun Temple
Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century CE (year 1250) Sun temple at Konark about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northeast from Puri city on the coastline in Puri district, Odisha, India. The temple is attributed to king Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga dynasty about 1250 CE.
What is the secret of Sun Temple?
As stated in the various stories regarding the temple as well as its construction, the temple possess a huge aura of power. It is believed that this enormous power comes from the two powerful magnets. It is stated that these magnets are used in the construction of the tower.
Who destroyed Sun Temple?
As per Kalhana, Lalitaditya Muktapida constructed the Martand Sun Temple in the 8th century AD. As per Jonaraja and Hasan Ali, Sikandar Shah Miri (1389-1413) demolished the temple in a bid to Islamize society on the suggestion of a Sufi cleric named Mir Muhammad Hamadani.
Why is the sun temple filled with sand?
Between 1900 and 1903, four entrances to the 13th century Konark Sun Temples assembly hall (Jagamohan) were sealed and filled with sand to prevent the structure from collapsing as the British undertook its preservation work.
Which is the first Sun Temple in India?
Of the three Sun temples in India, Martand is the oldest, whereas, Konark temple, a colossal structure stands majestic on the sea shore on a vast stretch of sandy soil built in 13th century by King Narasimhadeva and the third one is at Modhera, built in 1026 by King Bhimdev.
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