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India can boast of two magnificent Sun Temples: The grand Sun Temple in Konark, Odisha and the second one in Modhera, Gujarat.

Yes, you guessed it right......This time the “Sample Questions for Nata” focuses on Modhera Sun Temple in Gujarat. Scroll down for pictures and other details.


Ques 1. Where is Modhera Sun Temple located?

Ans. Modhera Sun Temple is situated 102 km from Ahmedabad on the banks of river Pushpavati.

Ques 2. Who built Modhera Sun Temple?

Ans. Modhera Sun Temple was built by King Bhimdev of the Solanki Dynasty. 

Ques 3. When was Modhera Sun Temple built?

Ans. Modhera Sun Temple was built in 1026 AD. 

Ques 4. Who is Modhera Sun Temple dedicated to?

Ans. Modhera Sun Temple is dedicated to the Hindu Sun – God, but prayers are not offered in the temple now. Currently the temple is under the supervision of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Ques 5. Why is Modhera Sun Temple famous?

Ans. A very interesting feature of the temple is that the first rays of the sun fall on the image of the diety Surya, or the Sun God at the time equinoxes. 


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Did you know?

The first rays of the sun fall on the image of the diety Surya, or the Sun God in Modhera Sun Temple at the time equinoxes.


About the Author: Anu Handa is an Interior Designer, DIY Artist, Co-Founder and Educator at Mosaic Institute of Design. She has been the lead blogpost writer at since 2009. Her educational background in Interior Design, Urban Planning and the English Language has given her a broad base to cover a range of topics in her articles. Anu has spent 15+ years training Design & B.Arch Aspirants for entrance exams.

Passionate about Design Education, she’s briefly worked with Annamalai University as a paper setter for Design Exams. Likes to write about Design, Architecture and related fields, on online platforms like Quora. Aims at challenging the conventional & age old teaching methodology 


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