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This article focuses on Architectural Awareness Section of Nata General Aptitude Test.
It contains some Sample MCQ's for Nata Test followed by detailed notes along with reference pictures.
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......The topic for this article is Modhera Sun Temple in Gujarat. Scroll down for links to more such articles.
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.
Ques 6. What is the Architectural significance of Modhera Sun Temple?
Ans. The Surya Kund or the large stepped tank is Architecturally significant. It was designed to collect & store rainwater, for use in temple rituals & other purposes.
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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 Modhera Sun Temple
Modhera Sun Temple is located in Gujarat & is dedicated to the Sun God.
It was built by Solanki ruler King Bhimdev I in the 11th century.
The temple is now under the supervision of Architectural Survey of India.
Sun Temple of Modhera is architecturally importance because of its layout....
It's divided into three main parts:
- Guda Mandapa - The Main Shrine, is designed in a manner so that the first rays of the sun fall on the idol of Lord Surya during the time of equinoxes.
- The Sabha Mandapa - Pillared Assembly Hall
- The Surya Kund - A large stepped tank, used to collect & store rainwater for temple rituals.
Modhera Sun Temple is an Architectural masterpiece showcasing the brilliant skill & craftsmanship of the builders.
If you are a Nata Aspirant or an Architecture enthusiast, this temple should be on your must-see list.
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