Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Modhera

Modhera located on the bank of river Pushpavati located at distance of around 102 kms of Ahmedabad. We had been to this place on the way to Ambaji during our tour of Gujarat state.



According to ancient epics this area in the ancient days was known by the name Dharmaranya. According to Ramayana, Lord Rama purified himself from the sin of killing a Brahmin. In the 11th century the place was ruled by Solanki Dynasty. The Sun Temple and Surya Kund of the temple here is a architectural marvel that is worth a visit.



Other place of interest close by is Patan.



Another lesser known place of interest is Shamalaji.

21 comments:

krishna said...

so beautiful..

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Modhera is a lovely place...I used to go there often when I was in Gujarat. This revived my memories...

R Niranjan Das said...

Magnificent stone works.

rupam sarma said...

Nice photos

ladyfi said...

What a lovely place!

Klara said...

another interesting place.

Jeevan said...

Absolutely marvelous artwork through rocks and walls! Great captures

Light and Voices said...

I applaud your post this week.
JM, IL-U.S.A.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It seems to me like your whole country is filled with architectural marvels. And this is certainly one!

Sylvia K said...

Awesome captures as always, Rajesh!! I do love the carvings! And lovely skies for a backdrop! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

Christian Weiß said...

Looks like a wonderful area.

Jim said...

Beautiful architecture.
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Erica Sta said...

Fantastic captures! Will visit.

AlexaT said...

You have such joy to discover and share infos with us about these impressive historic places captured in your amazing photos!!

Norma Ruttan said...

wow! breath-taking buildings!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

If I walked into the darkness in that first photo, what would greet me?

Subtle Mountain Shadows

Jeannie Marie said...

It is a marvel! A visit is something to hope for!

indah nuria Savitri said...

love to see the details..temples are always captivating :)

Hemendra Kumar Saini said...

Nice clicks...

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

I didn't know of this place...thank you... :-)

Yogi Saraswat said...

Modhera , I m not sure but This place has its name in Ashoka's rule of Magadh ? Great pictures !!