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Tempio del Sole-Sun Temple- EXPLORE 9Marzo12

Il Tempio del Sole si trova a Modhera, piccolo villaggio nel Distretto di Mehsana, nello stato indiano del Gujarat. Il tempio è dedicato a Surya, dio hindu del sole.

Il tempio fu costruito nel 1026 dal re Bhima I della dinastia Solanki.

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The Sun Temple, Modhera, at Modhera in Gujarat, is a temple dedicated to the Hindu Sun-God, Surya. It was built in 1026 AD by King Bhimdev of the Solanki dynasty. Other Sun Temples in India are as follows: Konark in Orissa, Martand in Jammu and Kashmir near Almora in Uttarakhand, Dakshinaarka temple in Gaya, Bihar, Punark and Deo Barunark in Bihar, Bhramanya Dev Temple at Unao, Balaji in Madhya Pradesh, Sun Temple at Sri Surya Pahar in Assam, Suryanaar Temple at Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, Surya Narayana Swamy temple at Arasavalli in Andhra Pradesh.

The Modhera sun temple is situated on the bank of the river Pushpavati, 25 km from Mehsana and 102 km from Ahmedabad.

The Sun temple is of a unique architecture.

The temple comprises three separate, axially aligned and integrated elements: Surya Kund, Sabha Mandap and Guda Mandap.

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