Modhera Dance Festival

Modhera Dance Festival: Sun Temple, Mehsana

Modhera Dance Festival: The sun temple at Modhera in Mehsana district is dedicated to Lord Surya, the sun god, has its outer walls covered with sculptures in which the figures of Lord Surya are prominent. The beautiful Sun Temple acts as the backdrop during the festival of Indian classical dances held every year in January for three days. The Tourism Corporation of Gujarat organizes this annual festival of dance. The idea is to present classical dance forms in an atmosphere they were originally presented in.

Modhera Dance Festival Date & Venue:

2021: January 19 (Tuesday) to 21 (Thursday)
Venue: 
On Becharaji Highway, Modhera, Gujarat 384212 India
Temple Timing: 7:00 AM – 06:00 PM

Modhera Dance Festival

The Sun Temple is the site of an annual festival of Indian classical dances organized by the Tourism Corporation of Gujarat. The festival is held every year in January for three days. The idea is to present classical dance forms in an atmosphere they were originally presented in.

Resting on a knoll in the village of Modhera, the ruins of the 11th century Sun Temple are an impressive sight. The outer walls of the temple are covered with sculptures in which the figures of Lord Surya, the sun god are prominent.

Perfect Backdrop

The Sun Temple at Modhera is positioned in such a manner that the sun’s first rays illuminate the deity in the innermost sanctum through the main entrance. The incredibly beautiful Sun Temple acts as the backdrop during the romantic fete of classical dance. The beautiful Sun Temple acts as the backdrop during the festival of Indian classical dances held every year in January for three days. The Tourism Corporation of Gujarat organizes this annual festival of dance. The idea is to present classical dance forms in an atmosphere they were originally presented in.

Modhera Dance Festival Location Map:

How to get there

  • Roadways
    Distance from the main city of Gujrat, Ahmedabad to Modhera is 101 km and it takes around one-two hours. From Mehsana, a well-settled city it takes around 26 km to reach Sun Temple.
  • Railways
    There are various intercity and interstate trains operating from various regions on the country that can take you as far as Mehsana, the closest city to the Sun Temple. Becharaji is the nearest railway junction from the Sun Temple.
  • Airways
    For the convenience of the foreign travelers, the nearest airport to the Sun Temple is the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad. The distance from the airport to the temple is about 100kms.

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