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Feb 23, 2020 - The Modhera Sun Temple

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – India chapter Gujarat has to say about Modhera: “Built in 1,027 by King Bhimdev I, Modhera’s Sun Temple is one of the greatest monuments of the Solanki dynasty, whose rulers were believed to be descended from the sun. Like the better-known Sun Temple at Konark in Odisha, which it predates by 200 years, the Modhera temple was designed so that the dawn sun shone on the image of Surya during the equinox. Surya Kund, an extraordinary rectangular step-well inside the complex, contains...

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