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Modhera Sun Temple

UNESCO Site, Gujarat

The Modhera Sun Temple is a 11th century Hindu temple located in the Modhera village of Gujarat, India. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Surya (Sun) and is considered to be one of the most beautiful and architecturally advanced temples of ancient India. The temple is built in the Solanki style of architecture and is known for its intricate carvings and sculptures. It has a unique structure consisting of a sanctum, a large stepped tank known as Surya Kund and a assembly hall known as Ranga mandap. The temple is particularly notable for its intricate carvings, which depict scenes from Hindu mythology and daily life during the Solanki period. It is also a popular tourist destination and is known for its architectural and cultural significance.